My DH is away for the same time frame. I'm at 34 weeks and just spent a couple days in the hospital trying to stop pre-term labor. I really wished he was there just to tell me it was okay.
I have two older children and thank God my mother has basically moved in to help since I'm on bedrest. But it does break my heart when my two year old son walks around asking, "where's da-da?" and he's too young to grasp the concept.
My daughter perhaps gets it too well and has been a bit mopey but a great big sister throughout all this.
When my son was young, my DH had 6wk MOS training and it was terrible to get through the morning and try to get everyone fed and dressed. It really helped to lay everything out the night before like label bottles for caregiver, set out clothes for both of you, etc. I would try and shower the night before but at that point after delivery it was hard b/c I was doing that whole homronal breastfeeding night sweat thing but once that stopped it was one less thing to do in the morning.
We're getting ready to have a deployment later this year and my daughter will be a few months old and I am dreading that stage.