Last week Nesting Days reached some big milestones, and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to my village.
At the top of the list is Stephanie Echeveste. In just a few days she built Nesting Days a beautiful WordPress website/blog, got me to use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr, and sent out my ‘I’m having a baby’ email to everyone on my contact list. Amazing!
A big thanks to everyone who replied to ‘I’m having a baby’ with kind words of encouragement. Creating a new product and starting a new business, at any age, takes a village. Thank you for being mine.
Thank you to Owen Geronimo for including Nesting Days in the Wearable Tech Expo. I made some wonderful contacts that I will follow up with, and it was a great event. I learned that I need to add a cell phone pocket to the baby carrier, and am back at the drawing board to figure out where to locate it -- away from the baby.
A huge thank you to my two models, Stephanie and Leslie C., who volunteered their time and were absolutely the best. What would I have done without you?
I also want to thank the people behind the scenes that helped me get my samples on time -- Larry Phan at Kirin Cutting Services, who taught me how to layout and cut my samples and found me Mrs. Lee to do the sewing. And to Rachel, who found me Stephanie.
My gratitude to the mothers and babies who participated in the focus group on April 18th, and to Natural Resources for letting Nesting Days use their community room. Your pictures bring the product to life, and your smiles light up my heart.
Thank you to Jen Ryan, for being the photographer, and to Carmen Tedesco for the video on YouTube (that I will edit soon!).
And last, but certainly not least, I want to thank my husband George, who gave away his Giants/Dodgers tickets to come to the Expo and support me.
I’m one lucky girl!