The main characters:
Mel: ME! The writer and creator of this amazing blog.
StuDoc: My amazing husband. Short for "Student Doctor" which is what the students at his med school are told to call themselves.
Bean: Our 1 year old son. Why the nickname Bean?
1. In his first ultrasound picture, he looked like a jelly bean, and we called him that for a long time.
2. Anyone an Ender's Game fan? (Yes, I'm kinda nerdy.) Bean is a little genius kid in that series, and my husband's favorite character.
3. It's just plain cute.