So I am going to introduce myself too.
I have been a SAHM since July, with my first child. H works for the railroad, and he is gone all the time. He works 5 days a week (technically...I'll get to that) 14 hour days. The two days he has off are spent on his work phone or doing repairs around the house. We have an amazing relationship, even though he isn't around as much as we both would like. But we have our arguments like all couples do, mostly about our money situation.
Because he works for the RR, his schedule constantly changes every month. He will be changing to day shifts in November, working on call on Weekends...which means he sleeps when his phone doesn't ring, and that's not much. Both of us were born and raised in Ohio. He has moved 5 times since he has had this job, and he;s only been doing this for 3 years. We moved to SD from Washington. So all of our family is back in Ohio. My parents were workaholics, and I never saw them growing up. I refused to do that with Max, so I left my job. I didn't feel right leaving him at a daycare, and I wanted the chance to be there to raise him, and see all of his milestones.
But now we are nearly in over our heads. I know that we aren't the only ones, but H is taking the stress of his job and our tight money situation really bad. He wants me to get a job and I would get a part-time job, but his schedule is so impossible to work around. It's just frustrating.
But I love being a mom. I love having the opportunity to be here for Max and see how much he is growing, and what he is learning. Thanks for listening, and can't wait to get to know you all better.