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January 2010 Blog Posts (58)


Thank you for finding this. All on this site should read and remember we are all in this together.

Added by D'sMum35 on January 31, 2010 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Correction to previous Blog.

Can't wait for PIR!! Yes, just a little excited!! I got to talk to her about 30 minutes ago. Her division won the Captain's cup and they were allowed phone time. She still sounds great! Can't wait to see her this coming Friday!!! Makes me want to cry big tears of joy that it's almost here!! 8 weeks without seeing one of your daughters and only being able to hear their sweet voice about 3 times during that time frame is a killer!! Made it through. I'm sure PIR will be a very emotional day for… Continue

Added by Danielle's mom on January 31, 2010 at 5:53pm — 3 Comments

My son just went to boot camp

My son left on Monday morning for boot camp. I just recieved his box of things (some kinda smelly) and I cried while looking at his dirty clothes... I just would like to make a few connections with a few moms just to share these feelings with. Joy sadness etc.... and does any one know how long it will be before they can send letters home? I have to wait until monday, tomorrow until the recruiter will be able to give me his address. I am just anxious and worried.

Added by AngelaAZ on January 31, 2010 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

Anyone heard of Rhabdomyolysis?

My son was only into his 2nd week of bootcamp and was sent to hospital for what is called Rhabdomyolysis and i'm really worried. Not only is he away from home, but now in hopital with an IV and now will have to be set back for graduation which is not nearly as important than him getting well. I don't know how often or commin this is in bootcamp but i just would like to hear from anyone else that has experienced this. Thanks for your support.

Added by me4rj222 on January 31, 2010 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

What is living on base like during deployments ?

I was wondering if anyone knows which is better,living on or off base.?? My husband said that he doesn't want certain groups of wives to influence me to be unfaithful. He shared a few stories from the rdc's ,saying they claimed to be cheated on and that their wives were cheating on them during deployments. Because of that, Andrew is scared to live on base. So I would like to hear the womens side and hear another perspective from other military wives.

Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 30, 2010 at 11:15pm — 3 Comments


5 days until I get to see my daughter Danielle at RIP!!! Man I cannot wait!!!!!! I want to give her a big hug!!

Added by Danielle's mom on January 30, 2010 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment


Does anybody know how I can get a phonecard for my son? I think he has one. How I can find out how he is doing, I have not talk to him in a week I know they are busy down there, but Im starting to worry about him now.
If you can let me know> Thank you.

Added by racemom55 on January 30, 2010 at 7:46pm — 3 Comments

Hello to all

I hope this is the correct place to post...
I am new to the group and wanted to say hello to all my fellow Navy families. My son James began his BC training Jan 13 with a anticipated PIR date March 5. It so good to have this support I love it and I look forward to sharing with all of you. Have a great weekend everyone.

Added by Patita30 on January 30, 2010 at 4:28pm — 5 Comments

The Humorous Side Continues:Acronyms - New Moms BE PREPARED!!!

One thing about being on a site like this is that you get to speak with people who are in all different stages of their exposure to the Navy experience. My first two weeks with Chris away at boot camp were difficult at points emotionally. The first letter was upsetting and I waited and prayed that the next would be at least somewhat better. HOORAY! It came yesterday - written at the end of day 14 and my boy was feeling markedly different. He apologized for the negativity in his first letter and… Continue

Added by Nancy69 on January 30, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

The Day After Surgery=)

Well,Andrews surgery went pretty good. He was actually able to be up and around for liberty! People were saying he's crazy. But he says he is just alittle sore in the neck. He went out and got energy drinks and supposedly got me a surprise that he is going to mail sunday! yay. I sort of feel guilty that he wanted me to drive up there today and I can't. I still haven't got the oil changed in the car yet. But I Valentines weekend and spend it with him. My mom is taking time off work to keep… Continue

Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 30, 2010 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

My Husband Before Bootcamp!!

*My brother suggested starting a thing where I talk about my Husband and how he was before Bootcamp, and how he will possibly change...this is going to be fun*

---Ways Bootcamp will probably change him---

1. Im not sure if he knows how to do laundry. Well, let me take that back. Im not sure he knows how to do laundry "correctly". Like how to sort by colors and what temp and cycle to use. I heard they do their own laundry there.

2. Im trying to imagine his face when… Continue

Added by Maggie McD on January 30, 2010 at 4:39am — 1 Comment

Email today!

I received an email from our son today (9:00am their time). Wahoo!! I was so excited. It didn't say much but he's still alive and kicking. Sounds like showers are very short. I have been sending a card everyday. I'll be glad when he can start opening them. I never heard which group he is in. I haven't received a formed letter yet either. Just waiting...Seems like this week went by so slow! I bet even slower for him. I'm saying prayers for all LOs and their families.

Added by Echo on January 30, 2010 at 1:16am — No Comments

my son

I downloaded a picture of my son :)

Added by mamaWella on January 30, 2010 at 1:13am — No Comments

A Note from the Navy Reserve Force Master Chief

Greetings Shipmates!

As one of multiple CNO’s Calls this week was wrapping up, a gentleman from Haiti who had lost family members was eager to tell the Admiral thank you for what the Navy specifically is doing for Haiti.

It was great to hear the CNO highlight the Navy Reserve within his first talking points. He sincerely appreciates the diversity of skills and capabilities that Navy Reserve Sailors provide, not just during disaster relief efforts, but as part of the Total… Continue

Added by Sonya Ansarov on January 29, 2010 at 6:13pm — No Comments

#2 son wanting be a Navy MD-

Hi all- #1 son is already in A-school he is going to be a medic. His younger brother (#2 son) wants to be a MD and has changed his mind from going to officers training to going to Grt Lakes upon high school graduation.He is a smart kid and I just want to make sure we are making the best decision. Gosh by the time the last son (there are 4 more navy bound) gets to basic I will be a old pro at the navy!!

Added by Shelleya on January 29, 2010 at 12:23pm — 1 Comment

Surgery Day.

Well,Andrew is going into surgery about nine this morning. He is taking a nap at the hospital until they are ready for him. He called and said he's hooked up to the iv now. He is going to call when he comes out of it. I wish I was there to be with him. I am so stressed out. But I know everything will be okay. Two more weeks til I get to go spend a few days with him! =]

Today I have to go grocery shopping and get the oil in the car changed so maybe that stuff will take my mind off it for a… Continue

Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 29, 2010 at 10:16am — 1 Comment

My sailor has surgery tomorrow.

Well,today is very nerve wrecking. My husband is still stuck at boot camp. Yesterday he got bumped up to phase lll but waiting to see if and when he goes to a school is making me antzy. Tomorrow he has surgery to get one of his lymph nodes cut out. So they have ruled out that he has cancer in the lungs. So he will be in bed rest all day tomorrow. I was going to drive up there to be with him but he wont be able to leave base for liberty. Plus I don't want him to have to walk around while he is… Continue

Added by Steph_Proud navy wife & momma =) on January 28, 2010 at 9:56pm — 1 Comment

A-school at Great Lakes-

My son is at A-School in Great Lakes-He is scheduled to Graduate on April 9th-do they have a program and will we be allowed to attend? any info would be helpful

Added by Shelleya on January 28, 2010 at 7:22pm — 3 Comments

Dog of Deployed needs home...AK to UT can you help?

moms: there's a dog that needs a home. Her "dad" has been deployed for a year and the mom is moving to be with her family and cannot keep her. She is on her way from NC with the family to Salt Lake City where they hope to find a no kill shelter who will not release her to people who fight dogs. She's a gentle family dog. Email me for an email address or more information.

from facebook: URGENT Headed to Salt Lake:*My dog Rosie needs ResQ Shelter bound *Family driving to Salt lake… Continue

Added by TexasDocMom on January 28, 2010 at 4:22pm — 7 Comments

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