first bites

I started Cooper on cereal at about 4.5 months because all the cues were there to start trying. This is how it played out...


uneventful january

January came and went with not much to show but this boy growing like a champ. He was 16 lbs 4 oz at his 4 month appt.


4 months makes one cute boy

A little photoshoot with my little man (mostly to get pics to the gparents).


'CRIBS' - Cooper's Pad

I've been meaning to post Cooper's room for a bit and am finally getting around to it. Come on in!
This is the inspiration for the room - DwellStudio Transportation Crib Bedding - but I wasn't about to shell out $400 for crib bedding alone! So I sought out the look for less.
This is how I recreated the look.
I used FLOR tiles for a rug - finally got the colors to match up after three tries. I really liked the stripes from the inspiration room and wanted to keep that element.
The light is the Knappa Pendant lamp from IKEA, interesting fun shape.
The crib is a hand-me-down from the in-laws, I loved the white and the simple lines. The sheets are DwellStudio, I got the chocolate dots and the gray squares. And his friends are the UglyDolls.
I found some robot illustrations from istockphoto.com and printed them out in frames on the wall to mimic the square idea from the crib bumper inspiration.
The changing dresser is the Malm 3-drawer from IKEA that we added handles to. I bought the changing pad which happened to fit perfectly on top and I made my own pad cover from a free tutorial online.
The ABC poster above the changing area is from Robin Rosenthal.
The shelving bins I found at Target and Bed Bath & Beyond, the futon we picked up from Urban Outfitters a few years back (for guests) and the pillow from TJ Maxx.
And this is the beginning of Cooper's book collection, which is evergrowing. Thanks for taking a peek!