The day after we brought my son home from the hospital was mothers day. It was such a special day as my gift was an 8 1/2 pound beautiful bundle of joy that I literally couldn’t take my eyes off,y other gift sat beside me in awe of our new family member.
I knew that when I was pregnant I wanted to give babywearing another try. I wore my daughter when she a younger and didn’t have a very secure carrier so it made matters a little challenging. Around 2 months pregnant I bought the highly anticipated tula, a soft structure buckle carrier and never looked back. I am postive that my husband probably thought I was crazy for buying such an expensive baby carrier when 1) I didn’t know the sex of the baby yet and 2) the baby wouldn’t even be here for another 7 months! Since I babysat at the time I thought it would really come in handy!
I randomly wore my little baby friend over the next few months until it was no longer comfortable to do so, he (somewhat) enjoyed, and I was able to get some of my household chores done in the meantime. I considered it a win win.
I was cruising through the local yardsale sites and came across a previously loved sleepy wrap, the condition was great and the price was too so I couldn’t help but to scoop it up! I picked the wrap up the next day, washed it and placed it with the other things for the baby. It stayed in its given place until mothers day, a day of sweet memories like no other.
I spent around 45 minutes that Sunday watching and researching over and over again tutorials on how to put on my sleepy wrap. I was nervous about the safety of my sweet newborn and needed to get it right. After several attempts, near tears (thanks postpartum hormones!) I finally got it down and got my baby in there! I can’t explain to you how much success I felt as the happy tears began to roll down my face, it was a big accomplishment!
I wore my sweet little squish for an afternoon stroll around the neighborhood, visiting my mother, husband’s grandmother and mother-in-law. It was such a joy being able to hold my baby so close as well as having my hands free to hold my daughters hand as we walked. She enjoyed the walk as much as I did.
I couldn’t believe how easy and convenient babywearing was, I found myself wondering why I didn’t give this a better go with my daughter because it definitely would have came in handy! I really couldn’t get enough snuggles from my sweetheart and feeling every breath that came from his little body and feeling his heart beat on my chest is something I can’t even put into words. With all my other blog topics, they are all about bonding, birth is bonding exprience, breastfeeding, and without a doubt in mind so is babywearing.
(In this photograph, we brought the sleepy wrap for one last ride before donating to another mom, he was a little big but still snuggly as ever! )