I Love Saturdays

Oooo, gimme.

As always, our Saturdays are very relaxed. I woke up to feed Beany and worked a little on Netscape, posting stories and killing spam. All at my own pace while watching Beany sleep in his new bassinet/play yard. We took some pictures of Beany once Daddy woke to play with him. Hence the gorgeousness above. (Find more to the right on my flickr album.) Then Beany and I took a nap while Daddy updated our blogs. And, now, here we are enjoying the day with a little Dr. Who and Psych. Oh, how I love Saturdays.

Just An Update

It’s been quite a ride thus far and I have to say that I love every minute of it. Sure, I’m up at 2:47am just to give myself a chance to write and get some other things done but it’s worth it to have Beany in my life. I mean, look at him. What wouldn’t I do for him? What wouldn’t you do for him? Whatever he wants, with those puppydog eyes, I’ll probably give it to him.
Visiting Grammie
Picture provided by Pa

And, yes, it’s a boy. I know he’s cute enough to be a girl but it’s a boy.

The Boy’s Picninc

DJ At the Picnic

On Saturday a few family and friends came out to the Ross Pinetum in Central Park for a Potluck Picnic and to meet Beany. Besides a few people having a hard time finding the spot, we all had a blast. My uncle and a couple college friends came out. Tom’s family was there, including 3 of Beany’s cousins. We even got to meet our Belly Buddies from WhatToExpect.com. We had never met them before but we knew it was them as soon as we saw them. I think Beany may miss my curly hair because he smiled at my friend with curly hair a little too much for my taste. He was held by his big cousins then passed around for everyone to enjoy. After a while, and Pa was back from the store with cutlery, we finally ate. We munched on gourmet and not-so-gourmet cookies, fruit, pasta salad, nachos, chips and salsa, and , for dessert, carrot cake. And Beany had gourmet Enfamil and was then the centerpiece for our dining experience. Anyway, I think everyone had fun. There was good food, games, good conversation, laughter, and a lot of love all on a very nice day. So I’d like to thank everyone for coming out and I hope you’ll all share your pictures because Tom and I only got one.

Beany, The Boy

So Tom and I are looking for a website for Beany. We’ve been having a little trouble. Since he has such a common name, there isn’t much to choose from. I looked up his name as a domain and it’s some comedian’s site. There were some available to be “repurchased” through a dealer, but that feels so icky using someone else’s domain. I want his domain to be unique. Something he put on business card when he’s older and not be ashamed of it.

I don’t know just yet what his site will contain…but I’m thinking “Beany: A History in Pictures.” We’ll see.

BTW Beany goes in for his first shots tomorrow and I’m a little scared. He’s just sitting here smiling and laughing without the slightest clue that he’ll have 4 needles pushed into his little body in less than 16 hours. 😦

Oh, yes…Parenthood

So it’s been about 6 weeks that I’ve been a mother and I have to say that it is not at all what I expected. Yes it’s hard, but it’s also very rewarding. I’m sure that are many people who would ask me, “What do you know? You’ve only been a mother for 6 weeks.” My answer: Love. I know love and that has made me an expert mother. Even if I am only an expert on Beany, I’m an expert nonetheless.


Motherhood has been a roller coaster of emotion so far. There’s anxiety, fear, love, devotion, obsessiveness, wanting, impatience, gratefulness, and the feeling of being blessed. However, being a parent is trying. I have to admit that at times I’ve had to lay him down and just let him scream. And I have done at this only when at my boiling point. It hurts to do it, but it works.