If You Liked Bumptastic, You’ll Love…

September 30, 2010 at 7:36 am 22 comments


…The Jansenator?

…The Weekly Photo?

…The Jansen Project?

I need a name. Help me, my dear creative readers! I decided I’d take weekly photos of Jansen to watch his growth, much like we took weekly photos of my belly. Then I saw that Young House Love takes pictures of their daughter on fun pieces of fabric. I loved that idea. They are fancy and Photoshop a weekly label on her onesie, but I don’t think I can copy that. We have a bunch of bright blankets so we’ll just take the photos on the blankets each week.

Today is Jansen’s 4 week birthday. As of this post, I have week one through three taken and I think they are looking good. I don’t have a good camera and I’m not very talented, but I have a cute subject… so that helps. My mother-in-law is also taking weekly pictures. Between the two of us, we’ll come up with something amazing!

Here are the first three weeks.

Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:

Pretty cute, huh? Give me a name so I can add a tab at the top of my blog. I don’t promise to update that tab each week. I’d be fooling myself if I thought I could pull that off. It’ll be hard enough to remember to change him into a white onesie and take a picture each week. I promise to do a post each month with monthly photos because I have some darn cute monthly onesies to show off! (A friend of mine MADE them for him! Uhhh, awesome!)

So while we are talking about pictures, I’ll show you a few more. As a thank you, you can give me some name ideas for his weekly photos.

He is probably the cutest baby that has ever existed. (I only say “probably” because I haven’t actually seen every baby that has ever existed.)

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  • 1. Dawn  |  September 30, 2010 at 7:54 am

    I have a friend who took pictures of her baby next to a teddy bear. It was neat to see how he grow in comparison to the bear!

  • 2. april  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I love “The Jansen Project”. It reminds me of a weekly jam session – might be because I’ve got an Amos Lee pandora station going right now though 🙂

    Your son actually looks a lot like my son – it’s kind of funny. And my son, in turn, looks exactly like his big brother 🙂

  • 3. Southern Gal  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I was going to comparison object would show you how much he’s growing. Dawn beat me to it. (Maybe the dog would be a good comparison object?) Although I must say he’s breathtakingly gorgeous in all the above pictures. He’s already relaxing from the fetal position. Hard to believe.

  • 4. Southern Gal  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:10 am

    say* I was going to say…

  • 5. Karen  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:16 am

    He is so pretty, his color is beautiful.

    I like “The Jansen Project” that’s kind of cool.

  • 6. Ashley  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:21 am

    I like “The Jansen Project” since there is a movie called “The Jensen Project.”

    Here are a few more ideas: All about Jansen, Just Jansen, Baby Feet….. uhhhh. Maybe I’ll be more creative later in the day.

  • 7. Lisa from Lisa's Yarns  |  September 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    He is so darn cute! I love the one of him & Stephen. Too precious.

  • 8. Priscilla  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:00 am

    He is too cute for words! Jansen Project works, as would The Jansen Journal. Both imply an ongoing body of work.

  • 9. Taryn M. Peine  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:34 am

    He’s so cute! I love that series they do at YHL – I’ve been planning to copy it exactly, but I’m not sure if I can pull it off with two babies…

  • 10. MrsSJohnson  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:40 am

    I like sticking with the double J (but J is a hard letter to find words for as I discovered when coming up with blog names). However, since your baby bump photos were “bumptastic” maybe Jansen’s photos should Jantastic!

  • 11. The Stephanie  |  September 30, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Yes, he’s freaking adorable!! And my vote is for “The Jansen Project”. It has a nice ring. 🙂

  • 12. Jen  |  September 30, 2010 at 10:40 am

    He’s flippin’ adorable.

    And despite all the scary things you mentioned about childbirth in your earlier posts, seeing him makes me want to have a baby. Like, now.

    Okay, maybe later. But still. 🙂

  • 13. Joy  |  September 30, 2010 at 11:15 am

    So cute! I also like Jansen Project, and will look forward to the weekly/monthly pictures. He looks giant compared to my little one.

  • 14. KEZ  |  September 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    I like the Jansenator. Or I’m Jansen: Watch Me Grow.

    Either way, you’ve got a cute baby on your hands!

  • 15. KEZ  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I like the Jansenator. Or I’m Jansen: Watch Me Grow.

    Either way, you’ve got a cute baby on your hands!

  • 16. Nora  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    OMG. Can I come visit now? He’s so adorable. I love that photo of him sleeping on his daddy. Totally melt-inducing. Thanks for sharing these.

    I like Jansensational. I just made that up.
    But I also like Jantastic.

  • 17. Mandy  |  September 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    My first thought was Jansensational as well! Nora beat me to it! I reckon great minds think alike. 🙂 The Jansen Project isn’t bad, but it doesn’t make me think of weekly pictures. I couldn’t think of anything creative beyond Jansensational, because once that popped into my mind, it kind of dominated. Haha.

  • 18. Charise  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Cute little bundle!! The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the first week photo was,” it’s called- the bend and snap”!! Too cute!! I agree with Jansensational!

  • 19. Samantha  |  September 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    I like ‘The Jansen Project.’ Ahhh, he is soooo adorable. All these cute photos are giving me a little bit of baby fever. 🙂

    I read a good tip in a magazine once about photographing a baby: add in a stuffed animal or toy of some sort next to him so you can see how much he’s grown in comparison to it.

  • 20. Kara  |  September 30, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    The first thing that came to mind was “Janstastic.” I’m a dork, I know.

  • 21. abby  |  October 5, 2010 at 7:47 am

    He is so precious! I love how YHL does the weekly photos… but I agree I couldn’t do that with all that techy stuff! I think you’re doing a great job. Sorry I’m not creative so I can’t help with a name.

  • 22. Alyssa  |  October 5, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Congrats on your son girlie! He is a totally cutie. Sorry I’ve been super busy and a little behind on blogging. Love the pics and can’t wait to see the homemade onesies!

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