I didn’t discover babywearing until I’d had my 3rd child and I fell in love with it so completely that it left me wondering how I’d survived those early days with my first 2 children. It doesn’t hurt that babywearing also does a great job of covering up my post-baby belly.
We lost our last baby shortly after birth so I, only partially, joked during my pregnancy with my daughter that once she was born we were never going to want to put her down. Apparently she heard us because this sweet little girl will never LET us put her down.
My embarrassingly large collection of baby carriers has been a lifesaver.
The newborn days are going by far too quickly. If I could will her to stay small I would. In the meantime, I’m enjoying the chance I have to keep her close in these limited days when I am her entire world.
Babies are still a bit of a mystery to my almost 5 year old son and with a newborn in the house, he is suddenly interested in hearing stories about when he was a baby. The sight of me walking around in a wrap is a common occurrence these days so he frequently asks if I carried him around like that when he was little.
His favorite story is one that makes all of us laugh, no matter how many times we tell it.
I had used a Bjorn with my son before I fell in love with my Ergo and wraps. During the winter months I often wore him forward facing so I could zip my coat up around him and keep him warm. I’d zipped him up like that one chilly day and, with only his head sticking out of my coat, wandered over to our local park.
A little girl eyeing me oddly as soon as we arrived but I’m used to getting strange looks for all kinds of reasons so I didn’t take much notice of it.
She slowly inched her way closer to me over the next 15 minutes
Her curiosity finally got the best of her and she marched right up to me. With huge, wide eyes she asked me, “Is that baby coming out of your tummy RIGHT NOW?”
I can only imagine the talk she had with her parents that night.
What is the funniest memory you have from when your kids were babies?