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OH on deployment 1 wk after due date!!

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breaghsmum Wed 29-Oct-08 17:41:06

baby due 21st may, OH on deploymant for 7 months, leaves week after baby due!!!! he has the possibility of leaving ship early towards end, maybe nov. but i'll be alone with new baby and DS1 till then, how will i cope???

nell12 Wed 29-Oct-08 17:47:22

Oh pants... where are you? Do you have any friends and family about? Are you on a married patch?
I do understand, dh went away when ds was 8 days old but that was only for 3 months and ds was my first. I just got myself into a routine asap and tried not to expect too much from myself.

Have a word with SSAFA or NFF (if you are Navy) they may be able to help.

Congrats on the baby by the way smile

breaghsmum Wed 29-Oct-08 17:51:00

northern ireland, he's based in portsmouth. we were separated when ds was born 3 years ago but i was living with parents, ot everything done for me. this will be 1st time on my own. totally dreading it. have to say, i do find childcare, houserunning etc easier to manage on my own( no interference) but i just remeber how i felt after ds was born, do have family but all work full time.

nell12 Wed 29-Oct-08 17:58:18

I totally agree!!! My dh joins his next ship next week after 2 years shore-side... I can't wait wink

Have a chat with the Naval Families Federation they are fab!

Other than that, all I can suggest is that you get yourself as organised as possible before the due date (lots of meals in the freezer etc) Do you have a cleaner? Perhaps you could budget for having a cleaner come in once a week for the length of the deployment just so that certain jobs are done for you.
Try not to worry too much just yet; people will rally round once dh goes on deployment.

breaghsmum Wed 29-Oct-08 18:19:57

i know, organisation is the key, i usually am really good when im in a routine, but at the min with hormones and exhaustion im finding it really ahrd to settle back into it, its just the thought of being alone esp if i get pnd, which i got with ds1 and lost alot of friends through my behaviour. will def try nff. thanks for that nell12.

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