My partners a merchant Seaman and he's always away, like now he's gone for 2 months.

Leigh - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hello I'm a new mum who is doing it alone as my partner has been away since 3 days after our daughter was born, He's a merchant seaman .I imagine there are alot more people that are in my boat and I was wondering how you deal with everything?I can't juggle all the things tobe done I must say though I'm getting enough sleep at night.


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Debra - posted on 09/05/2009




i know how you feel. i have 3 all under the age of 5 and my husband works around the world for at&t. sleep is always good. the best thing to do is get things done while the baby is sleeping. do a load of dishes or laundry. those are the 2 most important things to get done.everything else like picking things up off the floor can be done while walking around the house. if you pass something pick it up. also remember it doesnt hurt for a baby to cry some if you put her down. it helps expand there lungs and makes them not so spoiled later. if you need to talk feel free to message me.

Lashandra - posted on 09/05/2009




GIRL...First things first you are already doing it and have been for 3 days!!! Stay positive! LOL! I know what its like I've had to cancel 2 wedding days...not dates...days already planned with the whole nine and shabang!!! My fiance and I are both in the Army and its HARD. I have one son and he has two sons. We both have not been with each other for almost a year now and he is slated to deploy to Iraq next week!!! We are hoping that since he might be staying back they will let him come home like he should have 6 months ago. My son is 1 about to be 2 in November and the everyday life as a soldier is hard enough plus going to college and trying to raise my son. Take it one day at a time. Some days you may have to take it minute by minute. Sleep when she sleeps if possible even if your not tired!!! Enjoy your daughter. She will be 2 and telling you No Mommy..Thats mine mommy and asking a million and one questions before you know it!!! LOL! Everything will be ok.

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