Retail Round-up: Purple

While pink is always the mainstay for girls, purple has returned as a hot color this fall.  It’s not “the new black” or anything, but it’s definitely well-represented, both for adults as well as children.  So, of course BabyLegs has a number of super-cute purple leg warmers this fall to keep your little one fashionable.

For example, we’ve got (from left to right): Bumper Hearts (pink base with multi-colored hearts), Purple Heart (alternating purple stripes with one big purple heart), Blue Ribbon (modern, bright multi-stripe), and Corral ( purple, oatmeal, and brown argyle).

If you don’t already have purple wardrobe options to pair with them, we’ve compiled some suggestions, based on what’s available online and in stores right now:

The GAP offers a long-sleeved purple pointelle bodysuit ($9.99), a cute owl bodysuit ($6.99), and a velour bubble-skirt dress ($24.50).

Gymboree had a ridiculously cute monkey ballerina corduroy jumper ($24.99) and a tiered jersey dress.

Carters has a couple of bodysuit options: the puppy and stripes 2-pack ($10) or the Daddy’s Girl 5-pack ($14 for 5!)

So get some purple BabyLegs leg warmers and something cute to pair with them!  See you out on the catwalk in your fashionable purple!

TGFG (Thank Goodness for Grandma)

My mom has been a godsend.  Seriously.

First, I got mastitis.  I was in a fever-haze for a couple of days while I figured out what was going on and while the antibiotics kicked in.  Mom swooped in to provide extra help with Quinn so that I could literally just sleep and feed Quinn.  Then, the hubs was out-of-town for work the following week and mom saved the day again, coming to stay with us for four days.  Could be the extensive baby-soothing experience, or just the willingness to do whatever needs to be done.  Could be that there is nobody like your mother to take care of you when you need it.  Either way, grandma is super helpful and great to have around.  Let’s hope that she comes back real soon.  And thanks, mom.  You’re the best!

2 More of Those and She’s 21

This post is by another “guest” blogger.  Not many of you know me, but I work behind the scenes at BabyLegs and I’m a proud BL Dad to two beautiful girls.  And while Amy is definitely the star of the show this month as new mom and guest blogger, my post is simply to remind us of just how fleeting our time with our children is.

Claire yesterdayMy baby girl turned 7 today.  Claire started grade 1 this week and is growing up right before our eyes.  She’s a smart, caring, social little girl with lots of friends and even more ideas.  It wasn’t that long ago that we (yes, as a Dad I use the term “we” very loosely) were up with her at all hours changing, feeding and rocking our teensy baby girl.  It’s been even less time since she learned to hold her head up, roll over, crawl, talk, walk and before we knew it, run.  Now she rides a bike with no training wheels, reads us stories and gives us a confident wave and “see ya later” when we drop her off at school.

You see, as long as the nights feel now, and as monotonous the days might be, our little babies will grow up faster than we’d like.  And one day, we’ll wonder what happened.  How did my baby girl grow up so fast?

Claire todayMy baby girl turned 7 today.  Two more of those and she’ll be 21.  Thinking about it that way ensures that I pay attention now.  Even with our hectic lives, busy work schedules and demands of the daily grind, I have to remember that I don’t have much time.  I need to pay attention.

My baby girl turned 7 today.  Tomorow she’ll be 21.

-Paul

New BabyLegs Mom

BabyLegs’ guest blogger this month is…well, not really a guest.  Maternity leave has provided me a few extra minutes for me to share some new mom thoughts with you and ramble about BabyLegs some too.  I know that there are about a bazillion mommy blogs out there, so this is hardly new ground I’m breaking here.  It’s just another account by another new mom about how amazing motherhood is.  There.  There’s my disclaimer.  :)

Newborn Quinn

With that said, what a week!  Quinn was born a week ago on August 31st.  I was fortunate to have had a relatively “easy” birth, with no real complications or drama, and yet it was completely crazy what a challenge it was.  And, as you know, the birth itself is just the tip of the iceberg- the feeding schedule and around the clock care is every bit (and more) grueling than I had envisioned.  Not whining here, as it has been totally worth every moment, just pointing out that moms are amazing.  Yay moms! 

I have also gained an appreciation this week for a handful of modern inventions that have made my life easier.  If you are having a baby, or know someone who is, think seriously about stocking up or gifting these :

  1. My new iphone 4 generally, and the Baby Connect application more specifically.  The iphone has helped me make the most of feeding time, which is now almost a third of my day and night.   Last night I read the NY Times, ordered two nursing tanks from Zulily.com, and caught up on facebook- all in the middle of the night from my phone while nursing.  The technology is blowing my mind.  And my mom loves the photos and videos I keep sending her.  Baby Connect is crazy for tracking feedings and diaper action.  I’m not getting enough sleep to remember all of this stuff and Baby Connect is the best $5.99 I’ve ever spent.  More info here.

    Sprinkled Pink

  2. BabyLegs Newborn.  Do you know how many diapers we changed today alone?  And she hates to have her legs yanked in and out of the sleepers.  Onesie, gown and BabyLegs Newborn is the current go-to for us.  Quinn is modeling the Sprinkled Pink in the photo at right.  Check them out on our site if you haven’t already.
  3. Gel wound dressing that I got from the hospital for sore nipples.  Yes, I’m talking about this here, it’s that helpful that I’m willing to mention it in front of everyone.  I am told that Soothies gel pads by Lansinoh are similar, although pricey.  Sweet relief.  Ask for some at the hospital and/or stock up ahead of time on the Soothies.  More info here.

Hope you all had a happy labor day, which despite the intended meaning to celebrate all laborers, given the holiday’s name and its timing I will forever think of the birth of our daughter instead.  Sorry creators of labor day, I’ve commandeered your holiday for my own devices and will be celebrating moms instead, myself included.  Two holidays per year isn’t asking for too much given everything that moms do, seriously.  Do something nice for yourself to celebrate belatedly.  You deserve it.  :)

-Amy

And the winners are…

…nearly impossible to choose!  We had 274 entries to our “How do you wear your sweet BabyLegs?” photo contest and ALL of the submissions were cute, cute, cute!  Seriously, you all have amazingly beautiful children out there people :)

In the end, we chose photos that had a compelling subject, were well-composed (in terms of cropping and background), and of course, showcased BabyLegs!

Our prizes again are: 1st Place: BabyLegs Prize Pack valued at $200; 2nd Place: BabyLegs Prize Pack valued at $75; and 3rd Place: BabyLegs Prize Pack valued at $50.  We’ll be contacting all of the winners directly to congratulate and obtain shipping addresses for prizes.

Drum roll please…

Our first place winner:  I don’t know which is cuter…me or my BabyLegs? Pictured: Giana Portugal

Our second place winner: Rocking in my BabyLegs!  Pictured: Aiden Gade

Our third place winner: BabyLegs are so “cool”!  Pictured: Ellis Ouellett

Our other finalists (honorable mentions) include:

Images will be viewable through the end of June on photobucket if you’d like to see the rest of the submissions. 

Thank you to everyone who participated!