It’s been 6 weeks since we packed our bags, scoured our little apartment to an obsessive level, hired a carpet cleaner (a fact I’m still feeling SO very smug and adult about) and left Birmingham for our newest endeavor.
I married adventure. He also happens to be a film producer. And while every film he’s worked on (October Baby, Mom’s Night Out, Coffee Shop, Grace Unplugged & Woodlawn) has been shot in our home state, this new movie required a western Texas/Oklahoma look for location. So here we are!
Our original plan was to stay through Christmas then go home to have our little boy, but the more we talked about it the more peace we had about giving birth here in Oklahoma. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and besides the struggle that is “getting hospitals to talk to each other”, we’re finally set up with a new doctor and a great hospital here and are confidently looking forward to meeting our baby in a few weeks. AHHHH!
Oklahoma City has been a great town, I’m learning my way around (Trader Joes & Nordstrom Rack only 8 minutes from my house, thank you!). They have some great neighborhoods and lots of fun things happening. Even the restaurant scene is great! The people are wonderful as well, we’ve met so many sweet people.
The first few weeks here were spent with Josh up to his whiskers in pre-production. I spent most of that time with him editing emails, marketing our big scenes out to possible extras and meeting with community leaders. It’s been really fun for me to see this part of his life, but listen let me tell you, I have slowed down so much in the last 6 weeks due to pregnancy. I’m close to admitting defeat and my schedule has changed to include sleep, more sleep, daytime television & hallmark movies, hot tea, pregnancy reading, usually a quick visit to set (hey! they have unlimited snacks over there!) to check in with Josh and besides feeling a little guiltily lazy, its a pretty sweet life. I have no complaints.
You know the old musical “Oklahoma”? Those crazy backdrops with the orange and pink sunsets? They really happen here. Everyday.