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Well hello everyone, I am Karla and I now have a 9 month old little girl, Kinsley. She is growing so fast and getting around alot. She was born October 12 2010, and was due 10-10-10, which I was really excited for and it wasnt even a planned pregnancy. Anyway, my fiance, Kelly is on deployment. It's our first deployment and this is my first child. I am struggling on things I can do to stop being so overwhelmed with it all and start excepting the fact that time will fly by and soon enough he'll be home to help. I always take time out of my day to interat with my kid and play. She's doing great and developing great. doc said she's above average in most areas n talking really well. Although I can't get her to say dada yet which bugs me and kelly. She has the mama down and baba uh-oh and lots of other noises. I am pretty much looking for advice to get her to say dada even tho her daddy is deployed and there isnt a guy figure around right now. Mre advice I am definately willing to take is how can I do this on my own for a year and to take a breather so I don;t get som worked up and rattled with all that's going on.
Please leave me any advice. I am willing to take anything right now.
yes, i show her pictures all the time. It's a great thing i have pictures. I dont get to talk to him or get a messge from him really so everytime i hear from him i go nuts cuz i am just so excited.. but being a single mom for a yr is not going so well... i am new at this n not really sure what i need to do yet
yes, that would be a great idea. I joined the frg groups n attend them in 3 different towns. It's a great time and i meet many new pl and talk bout lots of different things and we can all relate to them some way or another. thanks for the advice. I am glad my friend told me bout this site it's gonnahelp out alot even if i have just a small question.
I really have no advice for you as far as the whole dada thing goes, but I do want to tell you (even though I don't know you:) You are a strong woman and I admire you for your strength. You make me appreciate the fact that I have my husband home with me. Keep doing what you are doing, it sounds like you are doing a great job!
Thank ur for ur support. yes it is very hard having him gone. i am doing more than i thought i could handle but i guess if i keep a schedule going like this it shouldn't be too hard. it's just knowing what hes doing is tough on me n also things like that. I wish everyday that he was home and theres not a second in my life that goes by that i wish he was here by our side. I support him in anyway i can for what he is doing, but i am gonna be a strong mom and continue this n soon enough he'll be home.
Glad you are finding some encouragement on here. :-) We can all use that!!
Hi Karla! I have been a military wife for eight years now and while I haven't faced a deployment since our daughter was born (7/10/2011) I have watched some close friends with children endure that very struggle. I don't know if you have heard of "daddy dolls" but they are made with Dad's picture and can have a voice recorder installed with a message from Dad. I plan on ordering one for the next deployment. I know that they helped my friend and her 2 year old and 10 month old. They wouldn't leave the house without it!
They can be found at https://www.hugahero.com/
Keep your head up, as hard as it is right now, the reunion makes it all worth it!
Leah - what a GREAT idea! I'm going to pass this along to my friends who have deployments coming up!
I was just checking in on your post to make sure you got the feedback that you were looking for, and I wanted to add that I love your baby's name. I just love that name, sooo pretty!
I hope that you are doing well. Keep us in the loop.