Monday, August 10, 2009

Hello Hello.....

Wow. It sure has been a while. I have decided I want to *try* and start blogging again. I can't promise anything but I am going to make an honest effort!

Lets see...where to even start???

Since my last update that seems like YEARS ago so much has happened.

Riley is now 6 months old. It is crazy how fast she is growing and how 6 months have gone by so quickly.

Just Born!

6 months!

6 months is so fun. I feel like something new is happening everyday. Lets bullet point some exciting things that Riley is doing/can do:
  • Riley can easily sit up and play with her toys by herself.
  • The little girl that used to HATE being on her tummy now prefers to sleep there and enjoys scooting around in circles on her belly.
  • Riley has now eaten sweet potatoes (yum), carrots (delish), green beans (not really sure what she thought), bananas (fabulous), pears (still deciding how she feels) and avocado (GROSSEST thing she has ever tasted).
  • Is *kind of* sleeping through the night...when she wants to. On GOOD days she goes to sleep around 8pm and wakes up at 5:30ish...on bad days...who knows. We don't discuss those days.
There are a ton of other things that are fun and exciting but those were just a few bullet points to get you started :)

I guess another *exciting* Gutman family update is that we have moved AGAIN. Since I have not written in a while I guess I will go back a while to get you up to date. I got pregnant in New York. We did not want to have the baby in the city (hello city hospitals and studio thank you). So at 31 weeks we moved back to Michigan and had the baby at home. Due to the fabulous Michigan economy I still had my condo that I bought right out of college waiting for us at there we moved. The place was great for a girl right out of college...BUT was not the most ideal for a new family and a crazy puggle. We made things work ... but hopefully someday soon the thing will sell (we could use all of your good thoughts).

Anyways....when we were nearing Riley's 6 month birthday Jersey Boys came calling again and requested Eric come to Chicago. We did not have very much time to make this decision and basically decided last minute...ok we will do it for the short term. We had like 2 weeks to pack up EVERYTHING, find a mover, find a place to live...etc etc. It was a bit stressful with a baby in the mix. So here we are in Chicago for the next 6 months. We found a place in Lincoln Square in a nice family building and we are slowly beginning to feel comfortable here.

We trying to make the best of the situation. It was a little sad to leave Michigan again as all of our family is there and we were leaving all of our friends AGAIN. It was especially sad as several of my friends are having babies while we are gone.

So what do we do to occupy our time here? Lets see.....Every Thursday we go to Bubbles Academy and Riley LOVES it. We are slowly joining playgroups and meeting babies Rileys age which is also very fun. Soon we are going to enroll in swim lessons (this will probably be a baby/daddy activity as mommy still does not really want to get in a bathing suit!) and we love strolling around our new neighborhood (Hummm...everything seems to have a baby-centric theme...)

I think thats it for now. I promise I will try and keep updating but I can't promise anything!!

Before I go I would like to just leave you with this. It is World Breastfeeding Week. Riley has been exclusively breastfed since she was born and I have to say I am pretty proud of making it to 6 months. A few weeks ago Riley and I did a "photoshoot" for Mommy Necklaces (a great Michigan based product for nursing moms. They are BEAUTIFUL necklaces make by an amazing woman. I already have 3 necklaces and want more!). are a few pics from the shoot!

1 comment:

janineb said...

welcome back to the blogosphere! sounds like Riley and K are on the same sleep schedule. Maybe we should conference at 3am on those bad nights to commiserate? :)