1st TIME MILITARY SPOUSE MOM OVERSEAS!!!!!!!!

  • GREETINGS EVERY ONE!!!

    MY NAME IS FABI,AND I HAD MY BABY BOY OCT/30/2008...JAMIE IS OUR FIRST ONE,AND OUR LOVE FOR HIM IS UNCONDIONAL...OUR SON WAS THE MOST AND BEST BLESSED GIFT GOD EVER GAVE IT TO US...HE DEFINELLY CAME TO BLESS OUR HOME...MY HUSBAND IS MILITARY ACTIVY DUTY SO HE WORKS LONG HOURS, AND WE LIVE  OVERSEAS...IS QUITE DIFICULT, AWAY FROM OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OUR COUNTRY FIND SUPORT...OUR SON WAS BORN IN A GERMAN HOSPITAL,I HAD NORMAL DELIVERY WITH SOME COMPLICATIONS DURING PREGNANCY AND AFTER,WHEN I WAS IN LABOR...I STARTED MY CONTRACTIONS AT 3AM AND I HAD HIM ALMOST AT 4PM BY FORCIPS. BECAUSE HE WAS NOT DECENTED TO THE PELVIS BONE...IT WAS QUITE TRAUMATIC AND SCARY EXPERIENCE  IHAD....BUT THANK GOD I HAD THE MOST WONDERFUL TEAM IN THE GERMAN HOSPITAL AND MY HUSBAND HOLDING MY HAND THE WHOLE TIME...AND WHEN JAMIE WAS BORN... I FELT EVERY PAIN,EVERY CONTRACTION I HAD WAS WORTH IT!!! AND NOW I DO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY A LOVE FOR MOTHER AND HER CHILD...IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE I EVER HAD AND HERE I AM, FIRST TIME MOM, MILITARY SPOUSE, LOOKING FOR LOTS OF SUPPORT AND FRIENDS THAT CAN HELP US WITH TIPS, ADVICE OR EVEN EXCHANGE IDEAS, FROM PARENTS TO NEW PARENTS... THANK  YOU ALL FOR THIS GR8 WEBSITE AND THE OPORTUNITY TO SHARE IDEAS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS... GOD BLESS ALL AND SPECIALLY YOUR LITTLE ONES

    XOXO

    FROM MILITARY FAMILYSmile

    TO STRONG PARENTSBig Smile

     

  • Fabi,

    My husband is also active duty military (16 years) and he left 3 weeks ago for Iraq for 8 months and we have 11 week twin boys.  I also had one delivered with forceps (which I was scared to have done) and my second son did not arrive for another 6 1/2 hours and afterwards I had some complications from that and ended up back in the hospital for four days.   When neighbors or people from your husband's work ask if there is anything to do to help out, have some dates in mind to give them to give you a break if you need or just to come over and keep you company and watch your baby while you get some stuff done that you  might not have gotten to in awhile.   That is what I have to do, especially with two.  I am lucky that were my husband is stationed we are only 4 hours away from his and my family and since my husband has left I have had company out every weekend and will until the end of Feb.  It gives me a nice break and something to loook forward to, especially if I have a rough day or days.  Do you live in military housing?  I know usually the community is really good a looking out for each other and helping each other out.  Not sure how your baby sleeps at this point, but when he naps take a nap as well.  I have found that helps me out.  Of course, I am not always able to nap while they are.  I don't take as many naps as I did in the beginning because they sleep pretty good only waking once during the night.    One thing I have learned not to be shy about is asking for help when I need it.

  • I think this site is a great resource for moms overseas who don't have the ability to easily contact friends and family. It's rough having to move around and not have your partner there for long periods of time. You need to be able to talk to someone who knows what you're going through. Any parent does. I'm so happy that you've joined our community and I hope that we can offer you both help and comfort when you're so far away from home.

  • Fabi, welcome to our community! I'm sure everyone here is looking forward to getting to know you more Big Smile. Congratulations on your baby boy! How is life with Jamie, what has it been like for your family now that he's here to share his life with your and your husbands?