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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

26 Days and Counting

Erik left this morning for Charlotte, NC for FOUR WEEKS! He's part of the opening team for a new restaurant there and he's gone until October 4. I'll be busy with doctor appointments, school stuff, a bridal shower, and visiting others. My brother goes to school in Boston now so he'll probably drive down one weekend. My step sister just moved to Reading, PA and that's only about an hour and a half away from here so I plan to visit and help her unpack.

Of course on top of all that, and more importantly too, I'm 11 weeks pregnant. I wish Erik were around, but I can survive these next four weeks without him. He just better plant himself in NYC in March so he doesn't miss the birth!

But no matter how busy I try to make myself, I'm still going to go crazy for Erik, especially on Sundays. I'm used to Saturdays and weekdays alone, but Sundays-they'll be rough. Traveling is a new aspect to Erik's job that we never had before. I'm wondering if there are others out there who have techniques or ideas to deal. I do have iChat on my mac to Erik and I can at least "see" each other that way.

Food is Love,
Hilary

4 comments:

Go Erin Go said...

Sounds like you have a pretty good line up of visitors and such. Take good care of yourself, talk to Erik at least once a day if only to say, "Goodnight, I love you" and enjoy your doctor's appointments. I always LOVED to hear the baby's heart beat on the doppler.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!

Anonymous said...

In my relationship with my chef...its the opposite. I am the one that leaves and travels for a coupe of weeks at a time (I do get to come home on the weekends, but when I'm home of course my chef is working!) Anyway it is rough when I travel but we spend much more time talking to one another then when we actually see each other. We talk a lot on the phone and sometimes that distance gives us a chance to talk about things that are bothering us.

The other thing is, sometimes my chef comes to see me. WHen Im up in NYC (we live in Philly) my chef comes up on his odd days off like Tuesday-Wednesday. Sometimes a chef's odd schedule can be a blessing. We've gone out to dinner and saw a play on Broadway it was so much fun!

Can you fly down to Charlotte to see him over the weekend? I know he might be working but just seeing him a few hours could break up the trip.

Letters from Paris said...

Great first step--- ichat is amazing for keeping in touch. While I was in Paris, my chef was working in Germany for a month. It was so hard!!!! Talking--- just once a day for about 30 minutes and ichatting a couple of times a week kept me sane.

Try not to stay too much in contact though--- the first week or so it seemed like I called constantly, and it really only made me miss him more.

Keeping busy is key. And with the baby coming, I'm sure you can think of a lot to get done!!!

CONGRATS!!!!

Sabine said...

I'm so happy for you! What a great time. Remember to be selfish. You don't get the midnight take home bags of exquisite goodies from the restaurant when he is gone, so go to bed early and give in to those cravings. Have you scheduled spa treatments or indulgences you would never otherwise consider?

He might enjoy being copied on e-mails from those sites that give a daily update of what your baby and your milestones are on a daily basis.

Life will be amazing and intriguing once the little one comes, but you already know that. We have special challenges that present themselves as spouses of talented, passionate, unavailable (in terms of time) men.

By the way, thanks for sharing and letting me know I'm not the only one out there!