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post #201 of 263
Here is a pic of her just moments after her birth (DH is texting a pic of her to our mothers, not ignoring me/her for his phone lol)

then you can go through the other pics in that photostream to see more of her
post #202 of 263
MP, read your birth story on the other thread. So happy for you. LOVE the photo of your DH with Mae in the wrap. Priceless.
post #203 of 263
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This was the view from just in front of our house this evening. And it still poured for a while after that.
Oy! Stay safe, Mae!
post #204 of 263
Halfway through DHs 10 day paternity leave and already wishing it were over.
post #205 of 263
I remember being so grateful when dh was finally back at work after R. was born. It always seems like when he is home for extended periods of time he makes messes and upsets our routine.
post #206 of 263
MP- your post made me laugh. That's exactly how I felt when DH came home for our little one's birth

I mean, I needed his support through labor, but after that? Not so much ha. It really threw things off at home.

Thinking of you and your family!!!
post #207 of 263
Thank goodness I am not the only one! That makes me feel so much better that its not him, its normal.

Well I mean... it IS him. But its normal to feel this way because of it.
post #208 of 263
It's him, but he's not the only one.
post #209 of 263
AGH didn't realize until last night that this weekend is Columbus day

so he has to work half of Thursday, half of Friday and back to work normal on Tuesday...


Mae is such a daddy's girl... this means he only works two half days out of 17 days!

Since I went into labor on a Monday morning he never went into work that day and his PTAD was put in just after she was born that afternoon...

oh baby girl, i see how it is, spoil daddy and torture mommy....
post #210 of 263
I didn't know that this was a short week until yesterday, either!
I was told to make sure everyone had vehicle inspections done, and I was confused. I will gladly take Fri and Mon off!
post #211 of 263
How crazy is it to do a DIY move by Monday


DH just called and he made it safely to Georgia. Now, the cool part was we were told initially that we shouldn't hurry to move because DH wouldn't be allowed to live with us and that there was a huge waiting list for housing. In fact, they basically just told us to not even bother with the move, and to stay put for the next 8 months.

Guess what? Both of those are false. DH can live with us as soon as we get there, and there is no waiting list for housing. So tomorrow, he should get the keys... and bam. Now we just need to get the heck there haha.

Screw the army move. I want to just take myself and the kids and live on yoga mats. hahaha. Ok, not really. I'm just very, very excited. I will find out all the details sometime tomorrow morning. Please please please keep your fingers crossed for us!!!

Oh man, now how am I supposed to sleep with awesome news like this?!?!
post #212 of 263
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DH can live with us as soon as we get there, and there is no waiting list for housing. So tomorrow, he should get the keys... and bam. Now we just need to get the heck there haha.
post #213 of 263
Yay MK! That's awesome.
post #214 of 263
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That is wonderful, MK! I'm so happy for you!
post #215 of 263
That's great! Good luck with your move!

We apparently don't get a 4 day weekend. Not sure if he'll get Monday off either. Tomorrow we have mandatory fun time I don't like having to go to squadron functions. There aren't many families, it's mostly single guys. I may bail on dh and go to LLL instead.
post #216 of 263
Well... don't want to get into it... but the move might not happen
post #217 of 263
So to add to things, someone broke into our house and trashed our place and stole $500 cash (that I had set aside for the upcoming move!!!!) and other things as well.


I cant get a hold of DH and I feel completely violated. I don't really think this is Red Cross worthy, but seriously I just need to talk to DH ughhh.

Now the move seems even further out of reach!
post #218 of 263
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So to add to things, someone broke into our house and trashed our place and stole $500 cash (that I had set aside for the upcoming move!!!!) and other things as well.


I cant get a hold of DH and I feel completely violated. I don't really think this is Red Cross worthy, but seriously I just need to talk to DH ughhh.

Now the move seems even further out of reach!


I'm so sorry . As far as moving expenses are concerned, I believe your DH can apply for an advance of the DLA (dislocation allowance) you are given post-move. Ask him to talk to finance about it. Also, have you called Ft. Gordon's transportation office regarding your move? They should be able to give you all the info you need to get your household goods moved out there soon.

HTH!
post #219 of 263
Oh no!

post #220 of 263
MK, I'm sorry.


Can you ladies talk to me about assignments? I don't know if its just because the Coast Guard is small, or what, but it's always so dramatic when it comes time for assignments. Our first married assignment went like this:
We put in our preferences; they said you're going to Woods Hole, MA (which wasn't on our list); DH said if you send me there I'll resign (go back to reserve enlisted); they sent us to Key West, FL.
Second assignment:
Huz was 3rd alt. on grad school list; got in at the last minute, they approved 2 schools and he picked, so we're in Austin, TX.

Fast forward to now, where there are a handful of choices: AK, DC, CA, VA, maybe something else. DH and I are really liking the idea of an adventure in Alaska in some ways. Given the job and what he's been told, we could 99% sure have the Alaska assignment if we want it.

The big cons are: it's COLD (obviously); no VBAC friendly hospital in town, so I would have to (hope to!) try a HBAC or travel if I get pg again; distance from my fam and the massive amount of guilt my mother will give me.

The pros: adventure; I could be a SAHM for 4 years; I could (probably) go visit my family 2 x a year for a month or so at a time, which is more than I see them now.

Would it be totally crazy to ask to go to Alaska?
How do you all deal with the family pressure?

I'm so torn....
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