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July 17th, 2009, 02:19 AM
SummerBabies11's Avatar Mega Super Duper Mommy
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When is the best time for R&R? Holidays? Birthdays?

Do you think it is best to take R&R before/at about/or after 6 months?

I was thinking he should do it for DS 3rd birthday, that is 8 months into it though. wdyt?
Tyler, 2 years
Hailey, August 2

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July 17th, 2009, 07:20 AM
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I think eight months would be perfect - then you'd be well over half-way through when he went back and it wouldn't be quite so hard to say goodbye again.
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July 17th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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DH got stuck with the first slot which was only about 3 months in and it sucked. We were hoping for a later date, like 7-8 months in would have been ideal for us.

ETA: DH was home for Christmas which was nice!
Amy, Marine Wife to Mike {2.16.06} Mommy to Preston {6.23.10} and our little bean {2.20.12}

Last edited by *Amy*; July 17th, 2009 at 06:08 PM.
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July 17th, 2009, 10:48 AM
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Fot us it's going to be 8 months in to deployment.If i was not preggo he told me he would it tryd to get R&R after 9 months.
but 8 is fine too.
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July 21st, 2009, 08:08 PM
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My husband didn't have a choice....They did a lottery and drew numbers so he got 15.Not sure when that will put him coming home.November or December....???

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July 21st, 2009, 09:38 PM
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They did the lottery too.but because i'm pregnant,he was able to get his R&R the month i'm due.
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July 30th, 2009, 01:09 PM
~Katie~'s Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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hubby did it at the 6 month mark the 1st deployment..that wasn't to bad, but he took it after 3 months this time and that really stunk cause now we are going 9 months without seeing each other or the kids seeing him...so never ever again...I like the 7-8 month mark.
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