Sharing my son

Amanda - posted on 09/12/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi there! My names Amanda and im a stay at home mom. My son, Parker, just turned one last week. Hes my whole life! Mainly for the reason that his daddy (my fiance) is in the millitary. When our son was 1.5 weeks old he left for afganistan. Hes finally due home next week, one week to the day after he turned one. Im EXTREMLY excited to have him back.. but for a year its just been me and our son. He has a 3 year old daughter who i have seen every month for a week or more as well. Im so used to doing everything and being Parkers #1 that, as excited for my hubby to come home as i am, im nervous ill get left in the dust. Is anyone else in this situation or have any encouraging words for a worried mama! i love my whole family, step duaghter included, with my whole heart. Im just so used to doing everything myself.

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Amanda - posted on 09/15/2010

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so far the reunion went fabulous! my son is sharing us both and i love it! hes always giving us both hugs and hes not afraid of his daddy at all! even after all that time apart! i couldnt be happier to have him home and have things going so well! good luck to all the other mommys in the same situation! were def some strong mamas!! ♥♥

Kayla - posted on 09/14/2010

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That almost brought a tear. I couldnt imagine that.. you are all strong women that can be okay with that.. i could never be away.. It'll be okay tho.. your son knows who his mother is and he'll love you no matter what.. you will always be #1 in his eyes even if he follows his daddy around the house.. it'll be fine..

Sabrina - posted on 09/14/2010

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I am a submariners wife. So my husband doesnt leave for more than 3 months at a time but try to get your son excited abut daddy soming home, like showing pictures and saying dada to him but my son is 16 months and the last time my hubby came home it was sooo cute I did all that and he threw himself into his daddys arms! Its a hard situatin to handle it definatly takes a special woman to pretty much be a single mom most of the time. Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 09/13/2010

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i cant believe so many people have to go through this.. im not going to stress anymore.. because right now.. the butterflys in my tummy just wanna take off.. TOMORROW THE BIG DAY!!! thanks so much guys! ♥

Medic - posted on 09/12/2010

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I have done this twice with each kid it seemed to have happened and it always worked out fantastic. Don't stress everything will fall into place. There is no better sight than when your kids see their daddy again and the look on my husbands face is like he is seeing his kids for the first time ever.

Lisa - posted on 09/12/2010

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I think you should just focus on his return home and how much you've loved and missed him. Remember, your son will basically have no idea who this man is so you are really going to be needed to introduce your son to his wonderful daddy and it could really take some time for him to get used to daddy. And if you're used to doing everything for yourself, you deserve some help finally and probably a little time to relax and enjoy your family.

Amanda - posted on 09/12/2010

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hes home on tuesday! and thanks guys for all the info! im so very excited to see him! my son gets all excited every time the phone rings and we see him on cam! claps and waves.. i cant wait to see them together again! ♥

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it will be an adjustment for all.. but it will be great!.. my husband works offshore a month then home for a month and he was also in the navy b4 kids.. so theres always a lil time to get used to sharing lol.. but dont worry just try to roll with it best you can and thank your husband for his service for us! glad he got home safe

Amanda - posted on 09/12/2010

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ugh i dont know how you do it.. twice! sheesh!!! i know parker and his daddy get along sooo great. when he was home on his hlta parker followed him like a shadow! i guess im just worried hell run to daddy now and not mommy and after being inseperable for 303 days.. i dunno how i could deal! i know that sounds terrible! but im sure im just thinking of the worst case scenario.

Maranda - posted on 09/12/2010

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I was in your same shoes. Once I saw my husband with my son I just knew everything was going to be ok. Remember that he is just as worried that the baby won't like him and if you get on to him to much over how you like things it may overwhelm him. Easier said than done. But things will go a lot better if you roll with it. My husband has his way of doing things and they have songs that they share. Try to be understanding of what he has been though. Take is easy and let your wall down! Your hubby is coming home! YAY!

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