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My husband to be is leaving out of state for a month for job training. We have a two and a half month old who can be a pretty cranky baby at times. I feel like i dont know how im going to make it through all by myself. Any suggestions?!

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Asked by faithm127 at 9:05 AM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Relationships

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  • my son was 7 months old when my husband left to go to basic training. i felt the same way you do. but i can promise-you will make it. do you have family or friends to help you out and support you?

    Answer by SThompson21 at 9:14 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • You'll be fine. The rest of us went through it so you can too. You will find out how much strength you have and I bet you find the baby is no longer fussy. The baby could have been reacting to the energy in the home regarding him leaving. It might be a great thing for everyone. He'll be back and all will be well

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:28 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • My baby was two and a half months old when her dad left to Afghanistan for a year. A month would be a breeze. You'll survive.

    Answer by matthewscandi at 11:21 AM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • You'll survive. Two months is nothing. Try13+.

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 12:10 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • It will go by faster than you think! My husband always did 45 day training problems and went on deployments a few times. AS long as you keep a schedule, stay busy, and definitely makes plans to get out fhe house. Even if it something as small as a MOmmy & Me playgroup. If you feel overwelmed, get a babysitter and go out for a few hours.

    Answer by kdnrachsmommy at 12:11 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Do a countdown, it will go by so fast.

    Make a list of goals for while he's gone..

    Set a time for daily phone calls.

    Set a time for doing something just for YOU every day.

    Don't be afraid to ask for help if you need it.

    Like the others, I've been a pseudo single parent since my kids were born. We've done multiple deployments, and training exercises and schools. You'll be surprised at how strong you will be.

    Answer by Cavalrybaby02 at 1:06 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Yeah i guess it could be worse. He'll be leaving like this on and off the whole time hes working at this job so i'm sure i'll get used to it. I have some family around that will help im sure. I'm going to keep myself busy, me and a friend just got a gym membership so hopefully i can get a babysitter so i can get out and plus baby keeps me busy ALL the time lol

    Answer by faithm127 at 7:43 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

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