5 Months

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There’s nothing more fun than writing out a long post and losing it all on wordpress.  The drafts come up empty….Ahh, the joys of blogging.  I won’t remember everything I wrote….but I’ll do my best….

Thanks for all the sweet and funny comments on our Wee One.  I so love those smiling photos of him – they honestly make me happy  – just looking at them! Thanks, also, for the response to our onesies and baby clothes.  I have gotten a whole bunch of orders and messages from awesome folks from all around the world- so thank you! A website should be in the works here soon, but in the meantime, check back every once and awhile for new screenprinted designs.  We have some great lesbian-friendly designs in the works.  I think I may start a “onesie of the month”.  Each month I’ll post a new design and if you are interested, you can order them or tell your friends!

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Now, to the title of my post.  I don’t know how it happened, but it did…..we now have a crazy 5-month old! It’s hard to believe my little man is 5 months.  Time is going by so fast.  He grabs, laughs, rolls over (both ways!), kisses (with open mouth!), cuddles, squeels, pushes up (can lift his whole body off the ground now), and on and on….we love every minute of it.  The newest thing is semi-crawling.  Well, it’s not really a crawl….I’ve started to call it “frogging”.  If he’s on his belly, he can push back with such force and go all the way across a room! It’s pretty hilarious.  Also, he still loves our cell phones and has now learned how to change the ringtones (on my phone).  See the video below.  He will press his thumb down on the button to change it, and then look at the screen, then back at his thumb…it is honestly the funniest thing to watch.  He does it in his carseat everyday on the way home from work. I know there’s more I’m forgetting, but this is the best I can do this Friday afternoon.  Happy 5 mos to my man! We love you to the moon and back!

Hope you guys all stay cool this weekend! Here in VA it’s supposed to be a scorcher.

100% Organic, 100% Adorable

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As most of you know, my partner, Karli, runs a screenprinting and embroidery company here in VA.  She loves what she does and prides herself in putting out quality product.  I’m EXCITED about some new products we’re selling and wanted to be FIRST to share them with all the ladies in blogland.   Information and photos below….

We are offering 100% certified ORGANIC Natural-colored onesies, infant & toddler shirts and youth shirts in THREE different designs.

* Sizes available for ONESIES:  6m, 12m, 18m, 24m

* Sizes available for INFANT TEE:  6m, 12m, 18m, 24m

* Sizes available for TODDLER TEE:  2T, 3T, 4T

* Sizes available for BIG KID shirts (YOUTH): XS, S, M, L, XL

Each item will be $20.00 with FREE SHIPPING (via UPS) to a ANY BUSINESS ADDRESS.  A small amount will be added on to the price if you do not have a business address available to ship to.

* Please email me at:  lgraeapparel@hotmail.com if you are interested and would like to place an order.
* Include the following information: your name, the item and size you’d like, and the business address you’d like the item to be shipped to.  If you want the customized letter with name, please make sure the name is spelled correctly.  I will email you back with the address to send payment to.
* I can only accept payment by check or money order by mail.
* Once payment is received, you can expect to receive your product within 2 weeks via UPS.

The first design is a fav of mine.  Earthy tones catch your eye in this eco-friendly design – customized with your child’s name – it’s been a real hit with parents and a cool keepsake!

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Here is a “proof” of the “I love my moms” onesies we’ve printed.  I didn’t take photos of the actual garments. They come on the same color natural onesies, as seen above, and the green and brown shades used are the same as above.

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Unlike standard cotton, these organic cotton styles are made from cotton grown WITHOUT the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.  Organic cotton has an exceptionally soft hand and is biodegradable and hypoallergenic.  And…a cool little tidbit of info….a shirt made from 100% organic cotton saves 1/3 of a pound of synthetic fertilizers and farm chemicals!

I’m excited about getting these out into the community.  Don’t hesitate to email me with questions, comments, etc!  For those of you that ordered, I would LOVE to see photos of your little ones wearing them!! Thanks guys!

4 1/2 Months And Counting

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Time has flown by yet again.  I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve posted…..bad blogger.  I’m keeping up with all of you but haven’t commented too much.  I wish there was more time! AND….I’ve been meaning to try to update you all for days….but every time I think I can, he wakes up, or is hungry or so on and so on.  Not a lot of free time to write, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.  The boy is rapidly changing before our very eyes.  Where did my little boy go?? 4 1/2 months and he just can’t get enough of life! Rolling both ways, “talking” away……The last few weeks we’ve noticed huge changes……

1. He knows his name.  He turns his head at anyone who calls out “Lachlan”, and usually smiles.

2. He’s outgrown the b.jorn.  We haven’t weighed him since his last pedi appt….but I’m guessing around 17.5 or so….the b.jorn was starting to hurt his chubby little legs, not to mention my back was killing me! Which brings me to number 3….

3. We ordered the K.elty K.ids 1.0 Frame Carrier (backpack) hoping that this would be the solution.  He still likes to be “worn” most of the time, or held, etc, and LOVES being up high.  We thought it would be the answer, but after getting it in (via A.mazon) and trying it on, even with adjusting we found it too heavy for us.  And you know he’s only going to get heavier! The pack was great quality and has gotten rave reviews, but in the end, it wasn’t for us.  SOOO, with much debate we decided to just get the E.rgo.  I haven’t heard any bad things about this carrier….and it gives you the option of wearing your child on your back, hip or front.  Takes the pressure off your back too and is supposed to distribute the weight evenly and put the bulk on your hips.  We get it in today and I am oh so excited.  My back is hurtin’!

4. He is grabbing at everything and then subsequently puts that thing in his mouth.  Holding him in the grocery store was pretty funny…..he is trying to pull everything off the shelves.  While sitting at O.Charley’s at lunch yesterday, he knocked over the salt, pepper and put the cardboard “specials” menu in his mouth.  Oi Veh.  We can’t take the child anywhere anymore! Kidding, kidding.  Lesson learned….my purse is now full of kiddie toys to keep him entertained (and keep the salt and pepper where they belong).

5. He is in love with cell phones.  Still diggin’ those ringtones.

6. We got him a B.umbo seat.  (photo above) He won’t be in it very long with those roll-y legs, but he loves to sit up for a little while and has enjoyed discovering his toes!!! Wonderous…..they are squishy and tiny and have hard little toenails on them!!! His face is hilarious when he looks at them too…..like, “Wowwww! I love these things.  Wait, why are they attached to me!?” He now holds his toes every time he is sitting up (car seat included).

7. He is out of our bed.  Sad? A little.  Not in his crib yet though (that’s downstairs and seems MIGHTY far away from us….).  He is in his e.ddie b.auer bassinet completely now!  He is still waking up 1-3 times per night to eat, but goes right back in the bassinet after he’s finished.  When he wakes for the day (between 5-6:30am) he entertains himself for awhile by touching the fabric with his fingers.  The bassinet is a little small for him now though…so we are going to have to switch to the BIGGER bassinet.  Remember the old-school wicker one that K painted last summer? We should be moving that in to our room soon, and moving the other one out.

8. Just a month and a half until we introduce solids (I was very insistent on waiting until then because of possible allergies).  We have gone back and forth on making our own baby food vs. buying organic pre-made stuff.  I think we’ve settled on E.arth’s B.est O.rganic.  It is a great deal at our local T.arget and will be much more convenient for us.  I’ve heard that these days we should forget about the old “introduce veggies before fruit because if not they won’t eat the veggies…..” .  Outdated? Not true? Thoughts???

9. Forgot to mention that he plays “hide and seek” with us now.  It just may be the cutest thing ever.  “Where’s Lachlan? I can’t find him” Then we turn to look directly at him, he smiles and then ducks his head into my shirt, or face down on the bed (while doing tummy time).  He’s growing up SO fast.

I didn’t really mean this to be a bullet post. Maybe it doesn’t count because they’re numbered? Photos make everything better….yes….

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tummy time on his rainforest mat….

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not sure if this hat is gansta or golfer….

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