Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Distance Does Make the Heart Grow Fonder

I think I forgot how much I love my husband. Since we got married, the longest he's been away is about three or four days, so I've been with him almost all the time. This week that he's been in training has really helped me realize how much I take advantage of having him here. I forgot how much I love the little things, like cooking him dinner, doing his laundry, being forced to watch Family Guy every night, and even just being able to go to bed with him every night. I always complained when he went out for a night or two, but I never realized how much I actually missed sleeping in the same bed with him.
Usually, while he's gone, I think, "I wish he was here... I'm lonely!" But after a few days, I'm realizing that it's more than that. Now it's actually, "I really really wish he was here. I didn't realize how much I would miss him." I'm definitely going to start utilizing the time I have with him. As more comes up on the training schedule, he's going to be gone quite a bit in the coming months. Instead of scheduling photo shoots and other things while he's home, I'm going to do my best to do that while he's at work. Especially since the semester is almost over, my weekdays are about to be empty. I'll have the occasional doctor's appointment (okay, more than occasional... but still) and random outing that I need to do. Other than that, I'm free during the week. A lot of my client base is military though, so they work just like my husband does. That's the rough part of living in a military town and trying to make a living. Everyone works when I want to shoot sessions! Either way, I'm going to make much more of an effort to spend extra time with my husband before he leaves. Just doing the little things with him makes me happier than he knows (even watching Family Guy).
I remember how excited I was to see him for the first time after Basic and AIT. I don't think I slept for days before. It's incredible what love can do to your brain. I've been so motivated to make everything perfect for when he comes home from the field this week. I don't think our house was this clean when we moved in! I'm so excited to be able to cook a nice dinner for him and see his face when he walks into our nice clean home. I just can't wait.
Post is going to be crazy on Friday because President Obama is coming to visit. I was a genius and scheduled a shoot on the opposite side of post at the same time as he's supposed to be speaking. Instead of leaving about 1/2 an hour before the shoot starts, I'm planning on leaving about 2 hours before (just to get through traffic).
I have to add my business proposition in to this, if anyone wants to book a session Sunday evening, I'm free!
I really want to start doing more with my photography business. For a few months, I was doing a lot and it helped us out more than I expected. This month I've been pretty dormant though.

Baby Update: Adalin is doing well! Her CCAM hasn't grown enough to say so. One measurement showed growth of around .1cm each direction, but the other showed it the same as before, if not smaller. The doctor explained that it's hard to get exact measurements when she's moving and with her being inside of me and it being inside of her, but it's looking good. She is already head-down and measuring a week ahead in everything except her legs. For nearly her whole body, she's in the 60(ish) percentile, but her legs are in the 35th. The doctor said she'll be short like me. The best news is that this doctor couldn't find the hole in her heart. He said that he can't technically say that it's not there (he's not a heart specialist), but he couldn't find it. So at least we know that it's not a huge gaping hole that will cause major problems. It's still looking like she'll need surgery a few months after birth, but it won't be an immediate thing at this time. I'm so relieved to know that her condition hasn't gotten worse and that it actually may be improving. I want to thank all of you for your prayers. They mean so much to my husband and I. We truly do have an awesome God!

That's all for today, I'm off to class.
God Bless ♥ Vi