Ciao! It has been a while. Yes, I know. But I might have the single best excuse ever.
Many of you have probably already had the pleasure of seeing him on Facebook, etc, but I needed to make it official here too! He is a wonderful little munchkin. Sleeping well, eating well and tolerating the well-intended-but-often-not-gentle “love” he gets from his big brother.
We are slowly getting back in to the swing of things here in Italy. To catch you up…we had a whirlwind fast pregnancy. Ok, it only felt that way…it was the usual length. We went to the states at the beginning of August to have the baby in the US. Don’t get me wrong, the health care here is wonderful. There were two main reasons we chose not to deliver here. 1. Laboring in a foreign language. I don’t think so. 2. My sweet little brother’s wedding was very close to my due date and there was NO WAY I was missing that big day! So, beginning August 5 we were stateside. Waiting. And Waiting. Taking a quick baby-moon to Cali to celebrate The Hubs big 30th birthday (a post to come on this) and then, waiting. For a moment he was coming early, but then back on track thankfully.
I have my sweet nephew and his football game to thank for helping me get in to labor. Nothing like sitting on a high school bleacher following a 3 mile walk and spicy food to get things moving! Gustavo arrived on September 15, at 9:57am. We all fell in love immediately. Just amazing!
Following an amazing wedding for my brother and sister-in-law (definitely a post on this to come), we returned to Italy mid-October. Then it was all about Little Man’s birthday (a post to come on this too), visiting relatives oh and starting back up my masters program. So yeah, we’ve been busy.
I won’t be updating as frequently as before, but hopefully weekly! I miss sharing with you.
And if you get a chance check out my current masters class project – Prosciutteria Volpato (or on Facebook or Twitter). It started as a fun business idea Gui and I had that turned out to be a great topic for my class. Who knows, maybe someday it will be real!