In celebration of International Babywearing Week I thought I'd dig out some pictures of me wearing the kids. :)
This shot shows me with the big girl in February 2005. She would have been around 5 months old at the time. We're using an Over The Shoulder Baby Holder sling.
Here are a few pictures of me with the big girl in May 2005. We were using a homemade wrap carrier. She would have been about seven months old in these shots.
This picture shows the baby girl in her flannel ring sling. It's not technically a babywearing photo since I'm holding her and not wearing her, but we never seem to get any pictures of the kids in this ring sling since I use it when they're newborns. Here she is one day old!
In this picture the baby girl is about three months old and I'm once again wearing the Over The Shoulder Baby Holder sling that I used with the big girl.
This picture was taken in August 2009 and the baby girl would have been about five months old. This is our other Over The Shoulder Baby Holder sling.
I do have photos of the boy being worn, but since he's so much older they're prints and not digital. With him we used a snuggli when he was a newborn (sorry - we didn't know how they can stress the spine!). We used a carrier called Sarah's Ride when he was an older infant and could easily sit. Then we used a frame backpack style carrier until he was nearly 2 years old.
- A 40 something mama meandering through life an 8 year old girl (the big girl) who is a ball of lightening and a 5 year old girl (the baby girl) who brightens our lives with her smiles. I'm grounded by my 40 something husband and partner (the hubster) whose quirky mannerisms brighten my days. Our family is rounded out with with an eclectic 21 year old boy-man (the boy) who I hardly ever right about now since he's off starting his own life.
I've been a single mama, married mama, divorced mama, career mama, SAHM, and WAHM. There was a short time of my life when I wasn't a mama, but that was a LONG time ago!
I hold an AA, BS, and MA and most say I'm wasting them by devoting my intellectual capabilities and energy in the nurture of the wee ones that I've been entrusted to raise, but there is nothing else I'd rather be doing these days. :)
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