Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hello, My Name is Golightly and I'm a Harrison-Wearer

While cruising around the blog world one day last Spring, I landed here. I thought, "what a great idea, I'll add the button from Adventures in Babywearing. But I never added it, I thought with a newly turned 3-year-old at the time I was no longer a babywearer.

For the most part that is true, but I still keep my Mei Tai and ring sling close at hand for those rare opportunities. Last week was on such occasion; we were staying late at Disneyland for the Fantasmic light show in Adventure Land. Harrison was getting - understandably - tired but he didn't want to sit in his stroller, he wanted to be in my arms. Lucky for me, I had the solarveil ring sling in the stroller. I put it on and Harrison climbed into my arms and the carrier to snuggle close as we stood and waited half an hour for the show to start. It was much easier to hold him when the bulk of his weight is supported in the carrier.

Here are some pictures from a couple years ago. I never get pictures of us now since we are always on the go.

Harrison in the "new" Mei Tai (Not a great picture of me - can you say "sleep deprivation"?)

Daddy carrying Harrison in the Moby Wrap

Harrison's first swim at 3 months in the Solarveil ring sling

First trip to Disneyland at 3 months in the pouch. (He was so tired in this pic, it was just about nap time...)

I think one of the main things I miss about Harrison getting older and not having another child is wearing him. We have a special bond together from babywearing.

So I am a babywearing blogger and proud of it!


Stephanie Wilson she/her @babysteph said...

Oh, that pouch pic is precious! And I LOVE the pattern!


Christina said...

I wanted to be a Nadia-wearer...but said Nadia never liked the sling!

Vered said...

This is great! My kids are 6 and 8... sometimes I miss the younger baby/toddler wearing days.

Unknown said...

Oh...I miss that so much, too! The day I decided that Addie was too big for the sling, I nearly cried. I still end up carting her around a lot - and I don't complain too much about it! ;-)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I did that too and LOVED it. Those shots of him with you just melt my heart. Wow, the cuteness.

Stacy said...

You were a babywearing fiend! Look at all those carriers!

I didn't get into Mei Tai's until I had Anya. It would have made my life SO MUCH EASIER had I had one with Kailan. I still have my two that I made for myself...just in case. I think I could still do them on my back if I needed to. ;)