Tuesday, September 25, 2012

fly me to the moon

have you heard of mila's daydreams? isla and i just had to create our own! so much photo fun to be had with such a cute little prop! 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

so much lovin' going on

nana and pops are so lucky aren't they?

my love

newborn Isla

your first night you were thrilled to be home instead of stuck in a hospital bed somewhere. daddy and i were too. in fact, as i was laboring with you for 16+ hours all i could do to get through the pain was think how we would be home cuddling soon. you were born at 4:27pm. we were home by 9pm.

we were lucky to have nana with us your first night because transition into a dry world with air wasn't the easiest thing to do. you were a champion nurser from the start but you were gassy and a little snotty that first night. by morning you felt much better. 

you are the most beautiful baby i have ever seen and daddy and i think you're getting prettier by the hour. you have the best 'attitude' expression when you are stretching and trying to wake. i WILL capture a picture of that someday! you coo, hum, grunt, and have been sneezing and hiccuping a lot.  you refuse to be swaddled and you love holding your hands near your face.

you usually sleep half of the night in your cradle and the other half with momma and daddy. last night was your fifth night here and you only woke twice for milky and a new diap. the late mornings seem to be your most wakeful and hungry time. you don't fuss much-even when you have a dirty diaper. i don't think daddy and i know how good we have it! you are absolute perfection. 


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

it's official!

at last...

a name...

Isla Marie Palermo

Sunday, September 16, 2012

she's here!

welcome to the world my love!

september 15th, 2012 at 4:27pm
7lb 11oz, 19 inches of perfection!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

enchanted rock

with my due date tomorrow we decided to try to get the ball rolling with a nice summit hike at the magical enchanted rock. we headed to the top in lovely 90 degree breezy weather. 

my giant stomach front and center attracted plenty of looks and a few comments, "you are awesome" and "now i feel bad about myself". it felt great to be out in nature without such ultra hot heat. 

the cool breeze was amazing and the warmth of the granite was soothing to sit and relax on. 

Friday, September 7, 2012

drive-in date

i had never seen the goonies. i know, i know. i'm not sure how that's possible either. somehow i missed it in my childhood but as an adult i have definitely tried.  
last year it was playing at the tribeca film festival on an outdoor screen. it rained. they played it at deep eddy pool here in austin but it was the week before we moved. it's not available on netflix so when i saw it was playing at the mini urban drive in i knew i had no choice but to buy tickets in advance.

 another nice little date as a two-some. 

birthday please!

i made baby girl this birthday banner out of scrap fabrics in hopes that having birthday decor ready to hang would somehow jinx my body into labor (no luck). non-the-less, i'm happy i made it and am excited to see it's reappearance every year on her birthday. i'm sure she will eventually hate it but who's going to argue with tradition...right?