Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Week 1, day 5

DC-- you know I love a challenge.

There have been few adventures this week. PETF, PETS, and I have found the grocery store, the liquor store, and the gas station... where I paid $4 for bread, $14 for a 20-pack of beer, and $3.09/gal for gas. Donations can be sent to us at c/o Senate Square. We now know where Husband works and he can get there via a shuttle that arrives across the street during the week. Union Station has such amazing shopping, including a open-air market for veggies and bread. All within walking distance.

We have an amazing view of the Basilica that I can see clearly from my desk while I work when E is sleeping.

We are moving forward. Husband will be here in hours. Counting down...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fridays at Noon

Tomorrow, we load up the car and head North. In thinking back on the last three years of marriage, residency, and life as a doctor’s wife, my mind focuses on the last 12 months the clearest. 
I will always be in debt to Faris. Shortly after Eileen was born, I called her at 11:52 on a Friday to see if she wanted to get lunch. Seven weeks deep with a newborn and this girl had hit maximum capacity. Faris was going to meet her Friday lunch bunch and asked me to join her. I hesitated, looking down at the potential time bomb that was Newborn Eileen. I hesitated for a second and then piled in the car. 
Fridays at noon starts with a text message on Thursday night as to the destination and time. Never the same group twice, always with babies, always with feet dragging heading back to work, these Fridays at noon became my life line and one of the essential parts of my week.
While we are all different types of parents and come from different places, we all find sanity in knowing that we are not crazy and someone else has been there before. Every kid is watched out for by all the vigilant eyes; it is no surprise to walk away from the table, returning to find someone else feeding or soothing your baby as their own. 
Tomorrow, the girls are going Einstein Bros. where they will talk about summer plans, diaper changes, pregnancy, and how dang hot it is. I will be on the road to my new life with my mom and child. If I cannot find a Friday at noon group in DC, I believe that I will make one through Craiglist and return the nuts to Mr. Planters.
Because every mom needs a mom-friend. Or 10.  Thank you, my ten. You have been a highlight to my days as a residents wife. You have kept me sane. You are delightful women and, as I say to Eileen every night before bed, “You have been a wonderful addition to my day.”
I will always be in debt to Faris.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Here we go!

The boxes are packed.
The house is a wreck, which is putting it politely.
The movers are scheduled.

And. We. Are. Off!

The next two weeks will be spent at the residence of PETF & Woo. (Say a prayer for us... and for them.) PETF, PETS, and I will then head up the road to DC where our boxes will be waiting for us to be unpacked. Baby Girl is certain to help before dadadadada comes our way a few days later.

I have made a commitment to myself, and to you, that there will be more action on this blog. Eileen and Rachel will have adventures! And pictures! And stories! You won't even know we are gone. So, hop on!

Stayed tuned, fair bloggers. We're just getting started.

Wish us luck.