all that vote whoring and f5-ing did the trick! thanks to everyone who threw in a vote (or 50) - see, every vote DOES count.
the bean will now be the 2008 summer face of the nest baby shop. woo-hoo! click here for the official announcement. she'll be featured on the site's home page for three months, beginning in may.
i actually found out late last week, but i had to stitch my lips shut because they wanted to make a "formal" announcement, and i was also asked for a more "summer-y" picture, in a bathing suit or a summer outfit. here are the 3 pictures i sent them to choose from:
which one do you like best?