The Last Trip!

November 16, 2015 11:23pm CST
2 weeks after ZJ was born hubby started a new job. The new job involves a LOT of travel. More than I was expecting. He's been gone different weeks (in the 15 weeks he's had the job). And when he's gone he's gone form 5am Sunday until night time on Thursday. With a 4 month old, 2 dogs and a job of my own, needless to say I'm feeling the crunch. So I am SO happy that this is his LAST trip until after the new year. 6 glorious weeks of no travel until the end when he goes on another trip. But that one is VACATION with ZJ and I. I'm so looking forward to being able to establish a bit of a routine and maybe get some help with the child-rearing duties for a bit.
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@amnabas (9955)
• Karachi, Pakistan
17 Nov 15
Thats what you liked the part of his job .Now you can have some travel trips with your baby.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
I am sure he will be very happy to be home for an extended period of time as well. This will be ZJ's first Christmas so it's especially great that he'll be there for everything leading up to it as well.
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17 Nov 15
yep, we're excited for her first Christmas :)
@Freelanzer (6754)
• Canada
17 Nov 15
All that travel must be tough on you with a baby and your other responsibilities but I am sure you will make the most of your six weeks together,
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@shshiju (9888)
• Cochin, India
17 Nov 15
Hope that your hubby may get leave on Xmas. Celebrate ZJ Ist Xmas Grantly. Happy Xmas and New year to your cute ZJ
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• Philippines
17 Nov 15
wow congratulations on your hubby getting a new job, hope your not bored being at home most of the time. . I bet six weeks is a lot to go and enjoy yourself with the family. take care of yourself and enjoy that vacation.
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@GardenGerty (93739)
• Marion, Kansas
17 Nov 15
Is there a chance the travel will be reducing permanently? It is hard to manage as a single mom, and that is what you are doing, except you have his income.
17 Nov 15
it won't be reduced in the near future. They say up to 50% travel, so we'll have some reprieve here and there. But we can assume he'll travel 20-25 weeks a year :( Hopefully for a few years and then he can move to a position with less travel. I do sometimes feel like a single parent :(
@gudheart (12775)
17 Nov 15
Glad you guys can spend more family time together :D Must be hard having to travel all the time too when there is a new born.
17 Nov 15
I know, I'm sure it's super hard on him too :(
@katsmeow1213 (29023)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I always hated when my husband had to travel for work. When the twins were little he had to travel a lot for training. Now he just works a lot of hours.
17 Nov 15
when hubby is in town I'm fortunate that he has a pretty regular 8:30-5:30 job and doesn't have to work extended hours :)