for those of you who didn't know, the hubs has been on night shift for the past 5 months (minus the month of leave that he took when carter was born). I don't mention it too much on the blog... for safety reasons as i don't think it's smart to advertise when you're home alone at night (for anyone who thinks that's an invitation- the house is alarmed and were armed. and i'm a pretty good shot. just sayin'.) but it has been hard. like realllllly hard.
greg rotates shifts three times a year and we knew that we (unluckily) timed it to where he'd be working nights when carter was born. and since he is such a big help with carter, so I really miss him when he's not home.with greg working 11pm-7am and sleeping during the day I often felt exhausted and frustrated. it was also hard to ever let carter cry it out a little (which is hard enough on a mom), because we had to worry about waking greg up during the day.
i am so, so happy to see the new year come with a new shift! the hubs will get to see carter in the mornings at his best/happiest times and sleep at night like a normal person!
all you single mommas and military wives have all my respect. and remind me next time we want to have a baby, to shoot for when the hubs is on day shift.