Getting ready for baby with no family around
When I got married I moved 1600 miles away from all the family and friends I knew for the first almost 24 years of my life. It was hard but they were always only a phone call away. So I had get ready for my babies with no family but my husband and his family around. I had the telephone to ask my mom questions and I read lots of books. Plus my mom and another friend came out for my first baby and a couple of others. But my husband I figured things out together.
I think without family right there, I learned to become more dependent on my husband and my husband learned how to be there for me in a way he might not have otherwise done.
Don't get me wrong, it's still hard to be here and my family there. We miss a lot of what goes on in each other's lives and that's never fun but we've adapted to our separate lives.