I’m a wrapper at heart, but sometimes I need the ease of buckles. Like today; my body was seriously aching after the first yoga class in over a year. Yes, I know I should take it slow at first, but I was so happy to discover that my body remembered the movements and that I wasn’t that weak after all. Babywearing has strengthened me!
I vaguely remember someone in a in Facebook chatter-group saying that they became a better swimmer after motherhood due to babywearing, even though she was quite good to begin with, competing and all. I have never had a strong upper body; I’ve actually hated all kinds of push-ups and all ab-workouts because of this. See the vicious circle? Imagine how amazed I was when I could follow the yoga class after all this time, a little stiff, but stronger than ever. Well, stronger, but not that strong.
Now, two days after I literally cannot move without crying. I tried wrapping. Ouch. So todays evening walk had to be in buckles. Lucky for me I own the comfiest, most beautiful buckles. It is a special soft structured carrier wrap conversion sewn by Koshko-Mama, made from a very pretty and rare wrap, Minako Quartz Gem. This soft structured carrier is one of a kind. Now baby is asleep, and soon I will too. Hope to feel better tomorrow ❤
PS: Old pictures, due to evening darkness.
The second blog post. A true milestone. It’s like a popular band’s second album. What’s your angle on it? How serious, how to the point will you be? Should it be more conversational? I’d come to; whatever suits me in the moment. I’ll write small anecdotes, post a wrap review, share some pictures or describe a sweet babywearing moment.
Lately we’ve taken up evening walks as part of our bedtime ritual. As LO is closing in on the age of two, going to sleep is not his kind of fun. Actually he’d rather do anything else than lie down. Then sleep is hard to catch, and bedtime becomes an exercise in patience. To avoid that, I dress him in PJ’s, foot warmers, balaclava, mittens and maybe some more, depending on temperature. I wrap him on my back or in front in a long cosy wrap and put my babywearing coat on. My babywearing coat (Davai Paris) is long, so if I only wear long johns and generally feel undone, I don’t care. And go for a walk.
He loves to watch trams and buses, dogs and ducks. We sometimes have company or do some errands. But mostly we just walk in solitude. And he winds down. He rarely falls asleep during these walks. But when we get in, he is calmer and will lie down. I can tell him a story or sing songs until sleep finds him. These moments, both the walk and time before sleep are gems and very precious to me. Evenings around here is still dark and not great photo moments, so I share some old pictures from daytime walks instead. Us in our coat ❤