I've mentioned before how awesome Mr. GG has been throughout this entire process. At times I accuse him of being unemotional (like when he writes "Happy Anniversary, You're so sexy!" on a card after I write an entire page), but he has the perfect personality to be my support as he consistently has been throughout our entire journey with infertility.
So this post is dedicated to him, on our second anniversary. (By the way - this was my total freak out deadline. This was the "future" date that I had permitted myself to completely lose it by if we were still not pregnant. Thank goodness it never came to that because I really had no idea what to expect from myself, but I knew it was looming deep inside me.)
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Once we found out that we were indeed pregnant, Mr. GG went to his favorite store, Costco. (He wore Kirkland brand jeans before he met me and I banned them. Not ok for your jeans brand to match your toilet paper.) He bought a huge, probably larger than life-sized teddy bear. I thought it was really sweet of him.
When we found out we were having a boy, Mr. GG just lit up! He started talking about the baby all the time and made one more really important purchase, a baby-sized Chargers Jersey that matches the two that we have. I laid the jersey on the bear to finally announce our pregnancy on Facebook.
But he's been sweet in other ways too.
For my birthday, he bought me a necklace (yep also from Costco) representing a mother and child. It's simple and totally my taste and I love it.
When he gets home from work or sees me after a short absence, he kisses my belly and then kisses me. : ) He's not overly showy of affection, so I think it's really sweet. He even did it at a work event (for him) at our local racetrack in front of lots of people, although he had been drinking : ).
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I know our 3rd year of marriage will be very different from our first two in great ways and in hard ones.
1) No dealing with infertility! Woohoo! (Although I still feel like I could jinx things by saying that out loud.) We started trying on our honeymoon so this has literally consumed our entire marriage, although it has brought us closer in many way.
2) We'll have a baby! Mr. GG will get to change the first diaper of his life : ). We will get to figure out how to parent together which I know will take a lot of compromise. But we'll be a family and I'm so excited.
So thanks for everything Mr. GG and I mean everything - from buying me chicken noodle soup and Gatorade when I was recovering from retrieval - to carrying my laundry basket upstairs for me - to letting me cry when I really needed to.
I love you so much! You're the only person I could imagine myself going through this with.