I'm really struggling with trucking life plus new baby
So my husband of 11 yrs became a otr driver in Dec. We have 2 kids 11&9. We made the decision together for our families future. As soon as he quit his job and signed up i became pregnant.
We have been trying to buy a house for a yr now and have to be out by Aug. We took a big $hit the fist month he started but I was working so got by. To save money for moving and baby he only came home every 4-6wks only staying 2-3days. That was very difficult on all of us but at least he was bringing home $700-1000a wk so worth
We got his credit scores up had a down-payment then I had to quit work then his checks became lower I had the baby early with complications.
Long story short we have now spent most of down-payment. His check is now only 400-500 a wk. I just feel it's not worth him being gone if he's not making money. We weren't prepared for how incositant his income would be.
The company is horrible so he constantly wastes time waiting to drop off a load. I can't go back to work in just want him to come home at least he made a constant $500. We did this to get ahead I don't wanna throw in the towel after all we have invested.
I know it will change after he has his yr. But we can't get by like this and to get approval of loan they only check his past 2months of pay so now we have to wait for 2 good checks to do approval (I'm borrowing down payment). He promised after baby he would come home every 2wks but for him to make enough money he can't.
I'm so overwhelmed doing this alone he is a very hands on dad I hate that he is missing so much. I'm depressed in this tiny Apt w no money to do anything all summer with kids.
I don't know if I can Do this I'm trying to be there for him but I ended up breaking down crying begging him to come home making it harder. Any advice on how to get through this yr, how to increase pay he is w Swift.
I feel so alone handling my premi is 8wks and seen his dad 2xs I was in the nicu alone, bUT we both are doing what we must and it has brought our relationship closer.
I'm just do afraid financially. Any new moms advice to Handle this week do talk a couple xs a day.