Archive for January 2008

The Bean’s Daddy…

January 24, 2008

I am lucky. Not only do I have the most amazing little baby boy in the world but the most amazing husband who is the best Dad. He is such a hands on father. Our son is so lucky to have him. I always knew he would be a wonderful father, but when our son was born I was awestruck by how loving and comforting he is as a father. I remember seeing him hold our son for the first time with such comfort and strength. He really lives his life for his son and boy, does T love his Daddy. The second he walks in the room T’s face lights up with a huge smile. T has just started crawling and when we are in the living room he slow but surely scoots himself with such concentration to wherever his Daddy is and grabs onto his legs and shoes. I love the way they love each other. I am so very lucky to have someone who I can truly say is my equal in this parenting thing that we both love so much. We are a team. Although, there are certainly a few things that he does better then me. We affectionately coined the name “The Swaddler” for him after he stunned both my mother and I with his amazing swaddling skills. He would swaddle our son up so tight that he would stay asleep, quiet and dreaming, for hours. The day we stopped swaddling because T was able to kick himself out of the swaddle broke my husbands heart. He always says he can’t wait to put his swaddling skills to work with our next child. He can change a diaper faster and smoother than anyone I know and I will never forget the nights when he used to dance our newborn around the room until he drifted off to sleep. Thank you, James, for being the amazing person you are and for loving us with all your heart.   James and Tbeansdadadada.jpg  beansdad.jpg 


Hanna Anderson Organic Sleepers– Cozy and fun for bedtime!

January 19, 2008

I have a love for baby clothes that borders on obsession… but what new mom doesn’t? I have a lot of favorite brands and Hanna Anderson is my favorite for comfy and soft sleep clothes and play clothes. I always thought the catalog was very cute and was excited to try some of her clothes out on my baby but didn’t get around to ordering anything before he was born. When he was about two months old, he received his first Hanna, a “jeepers creepers” covered in the most adorable dog print. It became our favorite! Her cotton is amazingly soft and washes great. He now lives in Hanna Anderson clothes and my favorite are her organic sleepers for bedtime. The best feature is that they zip up from the ankle making  3 AM diaper changes a whole lot easier! My one wish is that she also made footed sleepers because my son has become an expert at taking off his socks. Another great feature about Hanna Anderson is her sizing method. You measure your baby and then she has a chart on the website or in the catalog so you can get a perfect fit. Other favorites of mine from her line include her wiggle pants and quilty overalls! Check out her website at!

Sleep Sheep by Cloud B

January 17, 2008

I thought I would introduce some of my favorite things we have used for our little boy. I know when I was pregnant and shopping around for all the things I needed, all the reviews I read really helped me to narrow down my list of what was needed. One of my favorite products that in my opinion is really a must, is the Sleep Sheep by Cloud B. We received it from a friend a few days after my son was born. It is a stuffed animal that plays a variety of nature sounds. My favorite feature is that it velcros right on to the crib or play pen or where ever your little one is sleeping. This is great for travel or visiting someone else’s home. We found that the ocean sound instantly calmed our baby. In fact, for the first 4 months we had our son’s crib in our room so that we could be close to him, and my husband found himself unable to go to sleep with out the calming sounds of the ocean or rain showers! You can find the Sleep sheep at most baby stores and a variety of online stores. To learn more about it, check it out at Cloud B’s website

Introducing– The Bean’s Mamma!

January 17, 2008

So, after being an avid blog stalker, or in friendlier terms, reader, I decided that I would venture out into the world of blogging. Now in a way this seems pretty stupid since I am probably the worst writer in the world! But I figure Hey! I might as well give it a shot! It has been a pretty crazy few years for me… I got married to my perfect soul mate, and had the most amazing baby in the world (what can I say he is perfect). Oh, and did I mention that I am only 21!  I love being a mom. It is simply the most amazing thing in the world, but boy is it hard. I also love being a wife, but that is also hard. I guess it makes sense that the best things in life come with a little hard work.  So, I thought I would share a little bit about my life with the blogging world and see where it takes me. Right now I am trying to decide how personal to get. I mean, I want to be honest but I am not sure how I feel about sharing photos and names in terms of my son. He is six months old and so cute and handsome and fun so I would love to share some photos. What are every ones thoughts on the internet and sharing your kids names/photos! I would love the imput.