Just the 3 of us ... For Now

Monday, July 21, 2014

Things are setting in.  Stuff is starting to feel real.  The fact that it won't be just the 3 of us anymore is something I'm finally grasping.

Last Saturday our little family went to dinner at Cossettas (which if you live in Mpls/St. Paul, you know it's the best Italian place, like ever.)  We ate outside upstairs because the weather couldn't be more perfect.  Vinny loved watching the cars drive by down below and pointed out ever motorcycle and pedal pub that went by.  I overindulged in pasta and salad and, of course, we all topped our scrumptious dinner off with gelato as true Italians would.  We took our time walking back to our car (and by that I mean C&V walked slower for my 9 month pregnant self) and in that moment I realized this was our last dinner out together as a family of three.  This was it.  The next time we venture out for anything whether it be dinner, shopping or running errands there will be 4 of us.  Four.  Another member to our family. 

I can't wrap my head around the fact that on Friday we'll have another son or will be welcoming a daughter.  Although with the hospital bag 80% packed, the pack n' play out and assembled in the living room, the nursery finished, the diapers loaded at the changing table and the newborn car seat already loaded in my truck, it feels like Friday is months away still. 

The next few days are going to fly by so I'm positive Thursday night will be a reality check prior to falling asleep.  Tomorrow is Vinny and mama day.  Weather permitting we'll enjoy the day at the splash pad and top it off with lunch together.  I want to get in one last day of just Vinny and I before this baby comes.  I owe it to Vinny, and myself.  It's going to be bittersweet that's for certain.  Wednesday C's parents are flying in - I can't wait.  I'm so thankful to have such awesome in-laws.  They will be staying and helping out with baby #2 for the first few weeks.  Thursday Chris has taken the day off work so all of us can get any last minute things done.  My mother in law and I will be indulging in mani/pedis.  I can't wait to get my sausage feet and hands rubbed and massaged.  Once that's complete, I'll feel 100% ready.  I think.  I hope.  Then, Friday, at 5:00 a.m. we will be arriving at the hospital to get this show on the road. 

Until then, I'm soaking up my time with my little family of three. 

New Job Title: SAHM

Friday, July 18, 2014

Last Friday was my last day in my cubical, in the corporate world, under florescent lights with no window, doing a job that I hated.  I quit my job and walked out with no regrets. 

I came home and celebrated my last day with Vinny.  Over ice cream, of course.

This decision did not come easy and was discussed time and time again in our house.  With 2 kids attending daycare, the cost that entails along with the time not spent with them did not outweigh my biweekly paycheck.  Life is short.  Our babies are only babies for so long.  These are the best days of our lives and I don't want to miss a beat being stuck in an office, doing a job that I don't love.  So after some number crunching and some serious thought and consideration Chris & I decided that I will stay home.

I'm ecstatic and am in love with this decision.  Being home with my babies also means that I can focus and pursue my photography more.  It's what I truly love to do and I'm hoping this opportunity allows me to further that career.  It's been my dream for years to be able to stay home while pursuing photography and now it's all coming true.  I couldn't be happier.  Life is good.

Altho I know staying home with 2 kids is going to have it's challenges, I'm completely ready to face them.  There are days where it's going to be hard.  But the days making memories with my kids far outweigh those tough days.  There's nowhere I'd rather be than home.

Weeks 31 - 38

Hello blog!  I've abandoned you, once again.  Instagram has really killed this blog.  It's so much easier to document/post life events there than to actually compose a blog post these days.  So, if anyone even reads this blog anymore, feel free to follow along on Instagram :: court5

So since I'm sooooo overdue on posting my weekly belly pics, I'm dumping weeks 31-38 all in one post. Ready, GO.

Today marks week 38.  This time next week we will be in the hospital snuggling our newest member to the Naselli family!  I'm so anxious to find out if that will be a little miss or little mister.  I have my prediction, and it's so fun to hear what everyone else thinks along with their reasoning.  I'm 100% happy with either gender.  I don't play favorites.  Another boy would bring me so much joy as I know what to expect with a boy, have so many cute clothes to reuse, and would melt over having a brother for Vinny to play trucks and legos with.  And a girl would also be fantastic.  Although I am nervous to have a girl, being that I'm not a girly girl, don't love the color pink and have no idea what I'm in for with a girl.  The thought of having one of each appeals to me and I do have a few headbands that I purchased .. just in case .. that I'm crazy about.  Either way, my heart will be full and I'm excited to see what God has dealt us.  I pray for health, and that's all. 

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