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Teyaka - posted on 02/18/2009

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My hubby works nights every week all week. Every once in a while he has to work 12 hour shifts from a week to a week and a half, but he's gone all night and sleep all day. My and the kids are starting to get into the flow of a "daily routine" but sometimes if doesn't work out. Every now and then I need my hubby to keep me sane, or just give me a little break. But where is he when this hapens? Sleep! He helps me when he can, but he is sleep all day, sometimes by the time he wakes up I just dealt with the situation thinking that I'll get my break when the kids go to bed and he goes to work... The house will be quiet with the expection of me on the computer playing Sims and surfing the internet.

Lisl - posted on 02/11/2009

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Hi everyone, My hubby works one week day shift and one week night shift. I've gotten used to it but find that my little one misses him when it's his night shift week. His shifts are from 7pm to 5am, he leaves for work at 5:30pm (not long after we've gotten home) and arrives home roughly a hour (sometimes less than an hour) before we leave home. His day shift is from 7am to 5pm, so that means hubby leaves home as baby wakes up and only gets home at 6pm..........baby goes to bed roughly at 7:30-8pm. I feel heartsore for both baby and hubby as they actually miss eachother...........I miss him allot too. Sometimes it's hard on me bec hubby can't or isn't able to help out as much with baby or house chores as it seems he's forever at work. When he works day shift he works on a sat too, and when he works night shift he starts on a sunday night, so it's basically only every alternate weekend that he's off.

Sara - posted on 02/09/2009

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My husband works rotating shifts, 4 night shifts, off for 3 days, 3 days shifts, off for 1 day, etc. It's such a strange schedule. Not as bad as working nights all of the time, but hard for our son to adjust to when he can see his dad. And hard for me to establish a schedule we can all stick to at bedtime or on weekends (since he works 2 weekends each month). It is really frustrating to me! And I imagine it will only get worse when our son goes to school... you just can't count on DH for anything since he can't commit because of his schedule.

Missy - posted on 02/06/2009

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Finally a group of moms I can relate to. My husband works from 3:30pm to 2 am which is totally night shift but he is definetly on a different schedule than us. We have three kids ages 3.5, 2 and 7 months. It is so frustrating sometimes I feel like I am raising them alone some days. I feel bad for them and him as well too though. My youngest two are almost always in bed when he gets up to go to work, so he only gets to see them on the weekends. Who came up with this great idea of night shift anyways?

Amanda - posted on 02/05/2009

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My husband performs sleep studies and leaves for work at 6 pm and gets home at about 9 am.  Then he usually heads to bed by 10 at the latest. and is waking up at about 5pm to start the whole thing agian.  My friends don't understand the toll it takes on the kids not seeing their dad for more than an hour on his work days. I get tired because I have no help what so ever.

Laura - posted on 02/03/2009

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my husband finally got switched back to day shift 2 weeks ago!  the kids were driving me absolutely nuts beforehand!

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