Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's Official

I have been informed, that as of September, I will be a night cop's wife.  Agh!

Of the 3 shifts CC's department has, this is my 2nd choice, and obviously a lot better than the current 2nd shift that would mean we would never see each other.  At CC's department, there are quite a few bachelors that enjoy 2nd shift, so they never want to get off of it!  Which is fabulous for me! 

Here are my pros for night shift (because hey, I've got to be positive about life, right?!)
  • I get to sleep better with the bed all to myself and my dog
  • We still get to eat dinner together (which has always been a priority to me)
  • Most everyday functions aren't effected
  • He will be home to get the dogs if we have a house showing (our house is on the market)
And of course my cons:
  • He complains about being tired more often (which I can't even go there)
  • He's not as productive since he doesn't have a reason to get out of bed usually
  • I have to sleep alone
  • Makes trying to get pregnant much more difficult and out of the ordinary :)
  • I have to make sure I'm quiet while he sleeps
  • We will have to take 2 cars almost everywhere at night
So none of this is really bad, it's just not normal.  Any tips on how to make it normal??  I know you guys have something for me!  :)


  1. I love nights!
    We call the odd things about nights our "New normal" it just takes a few days for it to get normal.

  2. Nights isn't so bad. Try to keep him on a regular sleep schedule and ignore all the people who don't realize it is important that he sleep at those times. Black out curtains. Definitely enjoy dinners together and a bed to yourself. Spend time together when you can and remember he loves his job when you can't. It's not too hard to get used to nights.