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But I have a feeling I will be soon. My world has been comsumed with TTC since DH got back from Iraq in December. Now he is gearing up to deploy AGAIN . . . but the good news is that we just found out we were FINALLY expecting #2. We couldn't be happier . . . . at the same time, sad because he won't be here for the birth or the first 6 months or so of this baby's life.
I know some of you in here have been through this, and I wanted to know if you had any advice for me? Last time he was gone, we were able to IM everyday. This time, we aren't sure what the conditions will be like . . new unit . . new deployment.
I have heard about Operation Special Delivery. Are there any other programs out there to help out?
We also don't live near a base. DH is Active Army Guard Reserves. So it makes it a little more difficult to be part of a military community.
Operation Special Delivery is a great service. I don't know of any others.
I was induced so dh could be home for the birth(I was due two days after he was supposed to deploy). He came home when she was almost 7 months old.
Just get some help. Have family around, and accept any help you can get. I wanted to pull my hair out by the end of the day because I had no one to hand baby to, even long enough to go to the bathroom. I toted her everywhere. It's hard, but you'll get through it. We're here if you need us!!
1st off congrats on the pregnancy and 2nd I am sorry you will be doing this alone but we are here for you when you need to vent or just cry. Alot of us has done this too many times so welcome to your personal support group
I feel like you are talking about my life! My husband has never been deployed before, but leaves tomorrow for training and then to Kuwait for 7 months. I have neer felt so confused and crazy in my life. We found out we were expecting 4 days before we found out about his deployment.
He may be home for the birth (cross fingers) and will only miss about 2 months of our baby's life, but still it is more than I can bear to think about now.
So, let me know if you find out anything and I will do the same for you. It is kind of comforting to know so many of us have been here in this place where I feel no one but me is. It sucks we have to do it, but at least we arent alone!