Posts: 26 | Joined: 2nd Oct 06
Hia Lucy! My husband works in Baku (month on, month off) and is currently away on his first trip since our second child (Maia - 7wks) was born. We also have a 6 yr old son, Harris.
Harris copes okay with Dad being away, but does have a couple of "episodes" during the month when he really does miss him.
Tis is my first time looking after the kids by myself, I am a little freaked out and haven't really coped as well as I hoped! The sleep deprivation and lack of quality time (either for 1-2-1 with Harris or just for myself!) is the biggest issue. Thankfully darling hubby is home in 2.5 weeks and I cannot wait - I can understand how depression can creep up on you, as the responsibility for the kids, the house and everything else really can weigh quite heavily on our shoulders! I hope that you have the support of family/friends and that you are not totally alone. I am happy to chat anytime!