Well you aren't a single parent.
Infants won't remember anything.
You are not a single mom. I had a nice picture of DH made that I hung in the hall for all three kids to see. I would hold my son in front of it and tell him it was Daddy. As for passing the time, get a hobby, a job, read etc....
Quoting vintage-misha:Well you aren't a single parent.Infants won't remember anything.Stay busy.
My DD was 6 months the first time and I could swear she remembered him. BUT I showed her photos all the time, hewould send her videos of him reading/singing and we would skype, so maybe thats why ;P
The best thing to do is to keep busy! Join mommy and me classes, playgroups...leave the house EVERYday even if you dont want to. My DD always kept me going, if I hated the classes I went because I knew it was good for HER.
You are starting off on the wrong foot by considering yourself a single parent. You are not a single parent. It is a deployment, not a divorce or death.
Deployment with an infant is much easier (IMO) than when they get older. The baby is going to be fine.
1. You are not a single mom
2. DD was 8 months old when DH left one his first deployment, she was 16 months when he came home. He made her a build a bear with a voice box in it that had his voice saying "daddy loves you abby". I showed her pictures everyday and he even sent us videos of him reading stories to her. When he came home, she was a teeny bit shy at first, but in all of 5 minutes they were inseparable.
3. Stay busy. Go on play dates, volunteer, go to the park or zoo, join your local YMCA.
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