Thank you for the advice and encouragement!
I am feeling more confident since I've posted this thread and especially after reading the input from you ladies. Only a month to go and a new journey shall begin for me. Ak Mom
: My DH also used to work on a boat and that schedule was so difficult, so we really do love his new schedule. I do find that my routine is thrown off when he comes home, in a good way, so it'll be interesting to see how that changes with a LO in our lives. I love the paper chain idea, I'll file that away for future use. 1stimestar
: I would hire a postpartum doula in a heartbeat if we had one in our town, I hope to provide that service in the future but I've been waiting until I've experienced postpartum to go in that direction. I did find a breastfeeding support group but no play groups yet. We do have a lovely library and story time, so I plan to go to that, just to be around other mommas.Mtn Mama
: I live in Homer, you?Onyxravnos
: I can relate. It so funny of how I get so anxious about getting the house clean right before he comes home, it's a great motivator for me though. I am glad to hear of how well adjusted your children are, if that is how life is for them, it's not a big deal. I sometimes worry more about him than myself at times, he feels left out from life at times. But he sure does make up for it when he is home! Activities, projects, visits from friends, etc.
I guess I'll just have to get out and meet women. I have some great friends but none of them are SAHM or they have much, much older children. So I guess getting out and meeting new ladies will be another aspect of becoming a mother, a new chapter in my life. It's exciting and intimidating at the same time. Again. Thanks ladies