Tuesday, July 1, 2008

LSU, meet Dr. Ludlow

Today is momentous as it marks day one of David’s (paid) career in medicine. During this first year he is an ENT intern and will be rotating through various departments each month, with this month featuring the general surgery service. I’m not exactly sure what to expect of the coming years, but I think today gave me a good preview as David’s alarm went off at 3:20 AM!!! We only have one car right now so I had the honor of driving him to the hospital. It was too early to make him a nice breakfast, but I did manage to get my wits about me enough to slide a “You Are Special Today” plate underneath his cereal bowl. Will that earn me the Wife of the Year award? Here you see all of his morning essentials: red plate, bowl of cereal, pager, phone, and scriptures.

(Notice the luxurious packing paper taped to the window behind him. We’ve spared no expense on window treatments!)

I made him pose for the camera looking all professional (and hot) in his scrubs and white coat before we left the house.
Then it was off to the hospital where I insisted on one more pose. Of course, I had to take the picture quickly and then jump back in the car and lock the doors before I got mugged. The LSU hospital isn’t in what you might call a safe part of town.


Here’s the last shot I snapped, unbeknownst to him. I have to confess that I had a pit in my stomach as I drove away knowing that his walking through those hospital doors would mark the beginning of a totally new way of life for us. Fortunately, I have the baby to keep me company.

7 comments:

Sheri Willardson said...

Great pictures of Dave! He will be a great doctor! We miss you guys, but know that you will enjoy your time there. Hopefully all your days don't start at 3:30 in the morning! :)

Camille said...

Congratulations you guys! That is some hard work ahead for both of you. I hope you are staying cool...

Kerri said...

Wow! What a first day shock to the system. He sure looks official :) We hope it all gets off to a great start. Good luck!

Melanie S said...

You are so funny. I love reading about you guys. I look at my cactus every day and think of you. We miss Jenny and Dave "the" Ludlows. Hope you are doing well.

Whitaker Family said...

Okay so I am secretly kinda glad that david's alarm went off that early, Jeramy's goes off at 3:30 every morning. So what I think makes you Wife of the Year is that you got up to take him to the hospital! Major points on the wife scale. So where might i purchase window coverings like that?

Jen said...

I love reading your blog. You are so funny! Way to go on being coherant at all at that crazy early hour!

We sure miss you guys, but I am glad things are going well!

Paul and Kristina said...

What a cute little doctor! We can't wait for you to move back here.