Tag: Baby

  • What’s in your Disney bag?

    What’s in your Disney bag?

    Full disclosure, I’m not the person who packs our bags. I’m the person who ruffles through the bags and annoys my partner-for-life. I’m the DAD! It’s my job. E’s the organizing Queen (well, she’s really THE Queen). She packs our diaper bag and snack pack for Lil Bean. Here’s what we usually bring for a […]

  • My (Almost) 1 Year Old

    My (Almost) 1 Year Old

    My (almost) 1 year old is all-around crazy. Crazy fun. Crazy smart. Crazy loud. Crazy radiant. Crazy beautiful. Crazy sweet. Crazy strong. Crazy brave. I look at her and I ask myself “how did I get so lucky?”. How did the universe know that I was ready? Ready to redirect my time and energy into […]

  • Our 1st Family Vacation

    Our 1st Family Vacation

    It’s been almost 3 months since our first family vacation and I’m still smitten about it. Lil Bean got a chance to meet so many Disney characters. My parents and D’s parents got their first taste of Disney World. And D and I made some wonderful memories with our baby girl. It was magical and […]

  • Disney World with a Baby

    Disney World with a Baby

    The House of Mouse takes our money every even year. And we don’t mind. No, seriously. D and I love Disney World. We love Florida. We love vacations. So we budget well, and we make it happen. This year we went above our typical “you and me” getaway and included our daughter and our parents! […]

  • 9 Months of Lil Bean

    9 Months of Lil Bean

    Where is my newborn!? Our tiny Lil Bean is 9 months old now. D and I are in the beginning stages of planning her 1st birthday. Every time I think about it, the more and more I yearn for those first few days. Why? She was sleeping all the time, so I had time to […]

  • Imperfect Motherhood

    Imperfect Motherhood

    Motherhood — it ain’t easy. No one said it would be. But the perception is that it should. From magazines to pinterest boards, society sells effortless mommy hood. I mean, women are inherently born with the nurturing gene, right? So when she pops out a baby, she should be good. Wrong. I spent my first […]

  • Introducing…

    Introducing…

    … our Lil Bean. Iluminada Vera Jansen born May 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm 6 pounds 4 ounces, 18 inches Our baby girl is here. She’s absolutely perfect. Oh, so perfect. D and I are so happy to have her join our crazy lives, and we can’t wait for all our new adventures together. The […]

  • It’s a…

    It’s a…

    …vagina!!! Legit, that’s what I thought when the ultrasound technician said to look at our baby’s parts and emphasized that there was no penis. My mind went back to the time I first watched Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger — “Boys have a penis and girls have a vagina.” But in all seriousness, we’re expecting […]

  • DIY Maternity Photos

    DIY Maternity Photos

    I started thinking about maternity photos around December, but after searching through the interwebs for a photographer I realized that professional maternity photos were out of reach (a.k.a. really expensive). Don’t get me wrong – I think maternity photos are amazing. They are beautiful and they capture a special moment in time for you, your […]

  • Protected: April Showers… Bring May Flowers!

    Protected: April Showers… Bring May Flowers!

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