(He is the one on the right, hehe, and I am on the left).
Gary and I have been together for nearly 10 years. I kinda really super like him. I did from the moment I met him even though he did take 2 full weeks to call me after he had my phone number! We had our struggles, like everycouple does or should have, if they are human. In the early years we grew up together (when we met I had just turned 24 and he just 25), found our careers and our priorities but we did it all together. Luckily we share similar vision. I am a photographer (clearly, as I am in the Angela Anderson of these photo studios.) and he is a filmmaker (Director/DP/Producer). We both love Art, travel, experience, our pup Isobel and creating things. The next creation (after baby, of course, haha) is a house (we are planning to build one in the next two years, Gary will be doing a lot of the building plans and architecture).
Here is some of Gary’s recent work you can check out:
Recently we had a photosession by the lovely Amy Campbell, lead associate photographer at AAP and Feather Whimsy. I was actually already over 8 weeks pregnant. There was really no waiting — we had put off having our own session for far too long! For one part of our session we went to what is current home and had photos taken in front. This way our child can see where he lived when he was first born!
But back to Gary. I know when he sees this post he is going to feel shy and a little exposed. We are actually both pretty private people at heart. When I thought to start blogging it was out of the joy of the direction our life is heading in and it just feels right. So Gary supports me in it…which leads to my title: the Awesomeness of a Supportive Husband.
They say that a man can experience some of the same feelings that a pregnant woman does. There is a term for it but it escapes me at the moment. Gary is definitely feeling the nesting feeling I was referencing in my last post, perhaps even more than myself. It seems like every time I go out for a photo shoot day and come home he has rearranged the house, fixed some crazy meal I mentioned that I might have a craving for and thought up ten things that need to be done before the baby gets here. Our to-do list is long. And for two very busy working people, well we are a little intimidated by all of these ideas!
Yesterday I went to my first birthing class (at Mama’s Hip on Bardstown Road). I know people have some mixed feelings on the need for birthing classes but I found it to be a good way for us to have a certain amount of time each week to learn about where our lives are heading. And I don’t know about any other first time moms out there but there’s a lot that I don’t know and I am not going to ignore that. Pretty much what I learned or took away most from the first class is that I am not ingesting enough protein in my diet. I was not aware how important protein was — it is pretty amazing. So Gary was there with me, involved as much if not more than myself. And I have a feeling that tonight and most nights from now on out I will be having very high protein diets fixed for me.
Above all else it is exciting and wonderful to be going on this adventure with someone who is looking forward to it as much as I am. This baby is going to have a lot of love from both sides, with no doubt!