It's been nearly three months since I've posted to this blog. Coincidentally, nearly three months ago my wife and I welcomed into the world our first child. So I thought it only appropriate that my first post since his birth be in some way related to him.
A month after our son was born our close friends also had a baby boy. As longtime Mac and iPod fans, and with a last name of Cohen, they often joked before the baby was born that they'd name their baby either iPod Cohen or Owen Cohen. Around the time their baby was born I stumbled across the www.ipodmybaby.com website* and found the perfect baby gift. ipodmybaby.com sells onesies and shirts for babies that have clickwheels silkscreened on the chest and come in the familiar iPod and iPod mini colors. I ordered one right away for both our sons.
The onesies came earlier than promised (the site set low expectations for delivery time) which was right when our friend's baby was born. I really wanted to have his onesie personalized with "iPod Cohen" on the back, just like Apple has laser engraving when you buy an iPod from apple.com, but ipodmybaby.com doesn't offer this. I had one day to figure out how to get this done because we were seeing them the next day and I wanted to give them the gift.
I posted on Craig's List to see if I could find someone who could turnaround same-day embroidery for cheap. While I didn't find someone that fit the bill someone did email me to suggest that I could find a shop in Manhattan's Garment District that would do just that. Lo and behold I found such a place in Jonathan Embroidery on W. 38th St. I brought in the onesie in the morning, worked with them to pick out the font that best matched the iPod font and at the end of the day they had embroidered iPod Cohen on the back for about $12. Ah, the magic of Manhattan.
Below is a picture of our baby in his iPod onesie with the iPod mini he has appropriated from his mother.
1. The ipodmybaby.com people are also the people behind ipodmyphoto.com.
2. Since visiting the site to buy the shirt the site has been renamed to ipopmybaby - clearly the lawyers at Apple got to them.
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