Things have been incredibly stressful for Daniel and me these past few weeks. We're adjusting to him working second shift instead of going to school this semester, he's having to deal with me being an awful cranky person, and we're also having to balance our newlywed status while trying to keep all of our old friends and find time for the new ones we're making. With Zooey's due date rapidly approaching, we were hoping some things would smooth out and just fall into place for us. However, it doesn't seem like that's going to happen.
Daniel is in the Air Force (Guard) and that means he gets to take a little trip down to Columbia once a month and work at the base for the weekend. Normally, he would leave around 5 AM to get there on time. With his new schedule that just isn't realistic- neither is leaving work early one Friday out of every month. He's been in contact with his commanding officer several times since we knew he'd be starting second shift, trying to work out a schedule that would keep him at work but not away from his guard duties. Apparently, there's nothing this guy can do to give Daniel even a little wiggle room. I'm sure it isn't his fault, but at the same time I don't like having my husband calling me from work so upset he can barely have a conversation. On top of all that, they're pushing him to take a deployment that will start the beginning of June and end in August. If he takes it, Zooey will barely be 3 months old when he leaves and when he comes back he'll be right back to school again (don't get me wrong- I can't wait for him to go back to school). That just means I'll have to go back to work sooner and play single parent for a little while. Even if its the best financial option in the long run, can we handle all the stress it will inevitably put on us?
I'm just frustrated. It felt like everything was going fine and suddenly we have this huge road block ahead of us. I don't know what to do or how to fix it- or if there's a way I even can fix it.