Tuesday, March 29, 2011

week 1...

this post is a little late, but better late than never!
last thursday our little love turned one week old.  there has been a lot of eating and sleeping around 
our house in the last week.  we are enjoying every second with isla and it's amazing how much she is already changing everyday!  i wanted to have a way to keep track of how much isla changes
in her first year so i made numbers out of felt to take her picture with each week.
here is her first week pic!
 since we already have hundreds of pictures of this little lady and she is only a week old i 
figured i would share some favorites.
finally going home from the hospital and her first time in the car seat.
isla got to meet her big sister, abby.  we weren't sure how abby would feel about miss isla but she has been very good with her.  we even caught her laying next to isla on the couch.

isla got an A+ on her first doctor visit.  she weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces, which means she gained 
3 ounces since we left the hospital.  yay!!
she loves taking naps with her daddy...
and she really likes her car seat.
it's been a great first week with our sweet girl!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

isla grace baker...

she is finally here and she is perfect!
i will spare you all the birth details but after many hours of labor our daughter was born on
March 17, 2011. 
she weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 inches long.
don't you just love that sweet face!
daddy put on his first diaper in the delivery room. 
and this is our first family photo!
daddy and isla
she is so sweet and we couldn't be more in love!
isla got to meet her nay nay and pops (my mom and dad)...
nay nay and pops
her mimi (joe's mom)...mimi
her uncle brandon and uncle blaine (my brothers)...
and her aunt jen (joe's sister) and cousins bayleigh, baker, and blaine.
then miss isla got her first hair wash.  and you might recognize that nurse... it's one of our best friends, lindsey.  she was our postpartum nurse and we couldn't have asked for a better nurse or experience.  
she took such good care of me and isla that first night.  we love you linds! 
we are enjoying our time at home as a family of four. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

due date...

it's march 11, 2011 and we are still waiting on miss isla grace...
we have had each week written on the chalkboard in our kitchen, and i really can't believe that it finally says 40 weeks on it.  we are so excited to think that soon we will be able to see her sweet
face instead of just the sono pics on the fridge.
so while we are waiting, i have been doing lots of crafting.
there will be more details to come about these little projects i've been working on.  
also, i thought i would show off my craft room that the hubs made for me.  (well, it's actually a corner in the laundry room, but it works perfectly).
craft room
i know it's cluttered and kind of a mess right now, but it's fun to have a place for everything. 
so until isla decides she's ready to meet everyone, we'll be here...

Saturday, March 5, 2011

the nursery...

i'm definitely not a traditionalist when it comes to the nursery.  there have been lots 
of blood, sweat, and tears (well mainly tears) that went into finding just the right mix of things for a cute, modern, not too girly, not too "matchy", but sweet and not too babyish nursery.  
i'm happy to say that with the help of my husband and mom we have accomplished that goal!
hope isla loves her little space as much as we do!
there are lots of pics in this post, so get ready!
we started with the walls.  the paint color is sticks and stones from sherwin williams.  
i wanted something neutral that would really make the white and the other colors stand out, and 
i think it turned out perfectly!  
the crib is from walmart.  i can't find our exact crib anymore but walmart has a great selection of 
affordable, modern cribs.  and the one we bought has a drawer at the bottom
which is great for keeping sheets and blankets!  
the green and white pillows are from etsy.   she has tons of cute fabric choices!  the "i" also came from 
etsy.  it is actually a wall decal but we put it on a blank canvas because i liked the way it
looked with white behind it.  the crib sheet is from target and the crib skirt is just fabric from ikea.
miss meryl gave us ollie the owl and my sweet mom gave isla the sock monkey.
the bookcases are cubes from target that we hung on the wall.  they are great for keeping our books organized as well as showing off a few of my favorite things.  the storage box is orla kiely
for target (i've had it for a couple of years), the paper mache bird is from this cute little shop in austin called wildflower that kat and aimee introduced me to, the fabric "i" is from anthro, and the
sweet grey moccasins were a gift from kristen.
and i absolutely love the bookshelves on the other side of the crib.  they are actually spice racks from
ikea. they come in the natural wood color and we just spray painted them white.  i got the idea from ohdeedoh.  they are just so great for showing off some of your favorite books.  the big canvas tote came from pottery barn kids, and holds lots of fun toys and random things.
there are two rocking chairs in the room.  the grey one (abby's favorite) was a christmas gift from my parents a couple of years ago and is from urban outfitters.  the danish rocking chair with the 
grey and white cushions was a great find on craigslist.  we just had the cushions recovered and it looks brand new.  the cute owl pillow was another fun gift from kristen (she really is so creative).  and the metal bucket is a great place to keep all our cute swaddle blankets and burp clothes.  
the other side of the room has the changing table which is a dresser that i got for $20 at a garage sale down the street!  and the round mirror is from ikea.
i made the changing pad cover from fabric that i bought at ikea.  and don't you just love that lamp! my mom and i found it at home goods and i love how it looks when the light is on!  the wall hooks are from anthro and are a great place to keep the diaper bag (which is packed and ready for the hospital).
the pictures on the wall all have special meaning.  of course there is abby... who we love so much 
and know that isla will love her too, then the LOVE pic was taken when we lived in philly 
just after we got married, and the pic of joe and i was taken last summer in mexico right after 
we found out i was pregnant.  
and i just had to show off our sweet abby!  she absolutely loves the grey pebble rug from west elm.
the rug took a long time to decide on but this rug worked out perfectly and we will have
a lot of room to play with isla and abby (plus its grey)!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


welcome to baker bliss!  
this is my first blog and it only seems appropriate to start off with pictures of our family.
first there is me and my husband, joe...
then there is our dog, abby...
who we love so much and is definitely spoiled rotten!

and then there is sweet isla grace...
who will be the newest addition to our family any day now!
we can't wait to meet our little girl!
Isla 1
so that's the bakers!
i'm looking forward to sharing lots of fun memories with our family and friends!
and a special thanks to my sweet friend kristen (who you will see and here much more about) for staying up with me on ichat and getting this blog started!!  she's the best!