When we were first married, we were apart for a few months when H moved across the country for his first tenure-track job. I was six months pregnant with D, we had just gotten married (after going on our first date just 6 months before that!) We drove for four days in a rented cargo van to take a few pieces of furniture for H to his new home. Then I flew back to PhD City alone. Things were a bit rough at first, but I got into a routine for finishing my dissertation proposal- H even flew into town for my defense! He was shocked at how much bigger I had gotten in those two months. He flew home after my defense (4 weeks before my due date), but D made an early arrival- six days later! H didn't even get to meet D until she was a week old. He came for a ten-day visit (in the middle of his semester). After that we were apart only about six more weeks. Because of the time difference between PhD City and H's first job, I would sometimes call him when I was up in the middle of the night with D. I would put her into a baby sling and walk laps around the house to get her back to sleep. H had early classes, so I would sometimes catch him in the mornings. I sent him lots of care packages and mail order items: video-tapes of Seinfeld and the X-Files, Trader Joe's cereal, an umbrella, a winter coat. He was living in a REALLY small rural town without a car, so he didn't have it easy. He also injured his hand that semester, requiring surgery and had to have a colleague drive him an hour away for the surgery.
H came home at Christmas break, then we all moved together and I became a long-distance PhD student. Once we all moved together, we stayed together. Our only separations have been brief trips (other than H's longer trip to Very Distant Country). H is my best friend and it just feels weird to be away from him. When D and I got home tonight (from piano lesson, dinner, grocery store, & visiting Awesome Female Colleague), she was very disturbed that H's car is here, but he isn't (he rode with a colleague) and said "I miss Daddy". I assured her that he'll be home on Saturday. We'll be fine until then, but I will be happy to see him when he gets home!