New military spouse and first time mom

Brittany - posted on 11/18/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )

183

11

20

Hey everybody!! My name is Brittany. I'm 20 years old and my husband and I are currently stationed in Minot, ND. Brrrrr... I was born an Air Force baby and raised an Army Brat. After my Dad returned from Iraq he retired in SC where I started high school and met my loving husband. He is also an Army brat. He decided to join the Air Force after we got married and we are loving it. It's hard being so far away from family, especially after having my first baby and their first grandchild. But I love military life!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

11 Comments

View replies by

Ashley - posted on 01/31/2009

6

12

0

Quoting Miranda:

Hey! I'm a new military wife, I'm 22 and we were married in Oct. He's in the Nat'l Guard - MN, so we get to stay close to family, for now. We're also expecting our first child in March. But he's being deployed only 5 weeks after her due date, so we're a little bummed out by that.



I'm 22 and have a 6 month old son and my husband left 4 weeks after my son was born!  My husband is also in the national guard in washington. Just make sure you get a webcam and skype, its free to talk skype to skype. My son now looks at my husband and smiles at him; its really great!! So I'm hoping when my husband gets home Anthony will recognize him!! Keep yourself busy it helps time fly .How long will your husband be deployed for?

Bridget - posted on 01/31/2009

2

6

0

Hi,
I am a first time mommy and living across the country from my family. I hail from the west coast but we are stationed in Norfolk, VA right now. My husband is a mass communications specialist in the Navy. Basically a photojournalist. We have one little boy who is 10 months old now. He has a ton of get up and go and is starting to try to run down our hallway! We are looking forward to heading back closer to home the first chance we get. We really miss everybody! I'm still trying to find friends here in VA. A bit tricky as a stay at home mommy.

Nicole - posted on 01/31/2009

25

7

3

I am in a similar situation, my husband and I High School sweethearts and I just had my son in October, the first, we are moving from Rochester, NY to Ft. Drum, NY ( I feel you on the Brrr...). Right now I live across the street from my folks and have never lived more than 10 miles from them. My husband is AD Army and is in AIT in Edgewood, MD on APG. I would like to hear from you, it sounds like you have a little more experience on the Military lifestyle, I like it but I have worries and whatnot. I hope you continue to enjoy the military life and your husband as well.

Rachelle - posted on 01/31/2009

98

0

13

HI Brittany....I clicked on your thread expecting to hear a lot of pain and grief about being a military wife. I'm happy I was wrong. It's not an easy life....I'm sure you're well aware of the potential downsides.....it's not so great when you're having a baby by yourself....or deal with school issues all alone...or moving your family all alone....and those are the smaller issues that I've been lucky enough to deal with. I'm sure you've heard of the bigger things.....like having serisous health problems of your own or the kids, and even worse....so I say all this b/c you always have to be prepared for it AND I can say that after being with my husband for 16 of his 28 active duty years, I have no regrets. Good luck to you!

Jessica - posted on 01/30/2009

51

7

7

Quoting Michelle:

Hello, My name is Michelle, I am also 20 and I have a 2 year old daughter, my husband just recently joined the Air Force so he is currently in Texas at Lackland AFB for BMT. He doesn't graduate til March 20th so i have a long time to go! I was just curious what you did while your husband was at basic hes only been gone a week and a half and it seems to be crawling by.


 



Even though basic was 5 years ago for my hubby, I remember it like it was yesterday!  I got through it with the help of a friend whose husband had left the same day as mine for the Navy.  My advice is to stay busy with friends, family (if you are close to them).  I don't think the long absences ever get easier but I think in time you learn to deal with them.  My hubby is Coast Guard and luckily hasn't been gone for too long at a time.  My heart goes out to all of you wives and mothers that are dealing with long deployments!!!!

Jessica - posted on 01/30/2009

51

7

7

Quoting Michelle:

Hello, My name is Michelle, I am also 20 and I have a 2 year old daughter, my husband just recently joined the Air Force so he is currently in Texas at Lackland AFB for BMT. He doesn't graduate til March 20th so i have a long time to go! I was just curious what you did while your husband was at basic hes only been gone a week and a half and it seems to be crawling by.


 



Even though basic was 5 years ago for my hubby, I remember it like it was yesterday!  I got through it with the help of a friend whose husband had left the same day as mine for the Navy.  My advice is to stay busy with friends, family (if you are close to them).  I don't think the long absences ever get easier but I think in time you learn to deal with them.  My hubby is Coast Guard and luckily hasn't been gone for too long at a time.  My heart goes out to all of you wives and mothers that are dealing with long deployments!!!!

Miranda - posted on 01/30/2009

2

8

0

Hey! I'm a new military wife, I'm 22 and we were married in Oct. He's in the Nat'l Guard - MN, so we get to stay close to family, for now. We're also expecting our first child in March. But he's being deployed only 5 weeks after her due date, so we're a little bummed out by that.

Michelle - posted on 01/30/2009

1

5

0

Hello, My name is Michelle, I am also 20 and I have a 2 year old daughter, my husband just recently joined the Air Force so he is currently in Texas at Lackland AFB for BMT. He doesn't graduate til March 20th so i have a long time to go! I was just curious what you did while your husband was at basic hes only been gone a week and a half and it seems to be crawling by.

Carrie - posted on 11/22/2008

6

11

1

Hey...I hear you on the brrrr thing...we were just stationed in Alaska! Are you kidding...I am a Texas girl! I found this great website where you can finds moms in your area for playdates. www.meetup.com I love it! Now I have some friends who can relate to my situation. Best wishes!

Heidi - posted on 11/22/2008

47

26

12

I am also a new mom and a pretty new Air Force wife. We've been married for 2-1/2 years and our son was born 5 months ago (also the first grandchild). We live in Dayton at Wright-Patt AFB and we don't have family in the area, so I understand being far away - it kills my mom being so far away. If you have any questions about being a mom or anything about the baby, I found the New Parent program through Family Advocacy on base has been a huge help. I don't know if they have the same program there, but you may want to check it out. They can hook you up with babysitters and the Parents Night Out Program, as well as many other things.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms