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Are there any Military Mommy's that have gone through a deployment that have any advice/encouraging words for me?<br><br>
My DH was not able to be there for the birth and won't get to see my DS until he's already 5 months and then not again until he's 14 months...
 

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just some hugs. my dh has been through 2 deployments, but we didnt have ds then. im not looking forward to the next one.
 

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I just got back from Korea (not a combat deployment, but still a 1-year hardship--read unaccompanied--tour) last week. DH did a good job taking care of the kids and they recognized me when I got off the plane. Also, I don't get the feeling that I'm "interrupting" their "way of doing things"--we reintegrated pretty easily.<br><br>
And a few years ago, we had the reverse--DH deployed during the invasion and our son was born then. He came home after 7 months to a 4 month old and got out of the Army.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just got back from Korea (not a combat deployment, but still a 1-year hardship--read unaccompanied--tour) last week. DH did a good job taking care of the kids and they recognized me when I got off the plane. Also, I don't get the feeling that I'm "interrupting" their "way of doing things"--we reintegrated pretty easily.<br><br>
And a few years ago, we had the reverse--DH deployed during the invasion and our son was born then. He came home after 7 months to a 4 month old and got out of the Army.</div>
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Aww I'm glad the recognized you <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
How did daddy adjust to the new addition?
 

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He adjusted pretty well. Too bad he does not want more kids--we have never spent an entire pregnancy together (missed the 1st half of our daughter and the second of our son). However, a homebirth may not be an option--tricare may not cover it for active duty mommas--they have priority at the Military Treatment Facility (hospital). Of course they will not transfer a spouse who is already there in labor unless there is a medical need--and my supervisors can actually ORDER me to utilize the hospital (and punish me if I don't, even if everything goes hunky-dory)...
 

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NAK...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> It's rough. I was 5 months pregnant when Dh deployed. He wasn't there for the birth, had R&R a month later then was home for good when ds#2 was 8 month old and ds#1 was 2 1/2.<br><br>
I guess the best thing about it is having a little one keeps you busy.<br><br>
Have you seen daddydolls.com? I think it's a great idea for the little ones.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
There is also military thread in Finding Your Tribe.<br><br>
I am sorry you are going through this difficult time.
 
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