Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Babywearing & pregnant

babywearing pregnant — handmade mei tai with preschooler gnome
I made a mei tai! I keep meaning to post the progress pictures, but here's the finished carrier being tested out by my 44-pound 3-year-old. I like how he looks like a little gnome in this photo.

babywearing pregnant — handmade mei tai with preschooler
I was 23 weeks pregnant here. If you're someone who's heard me complain about my pelvic pain, you're now thinking, "Well, there's your problem."



When I was 31 weeks pregnant, Mikko asked for a "back ride" in the ERGO. I couldn't find the waist extender so had to buckle the waist strap high-high-high over my bump.

babywearing pregnant — Ergo with cool dude
The cool dude is checking you out.

babywearing pregnant — Ergo smiling in sunglasses
He approves.

babywearing pregnant — Ergo with smiling preschooler
On our way to the beach!




You'll also love this week's photos on the topic of Consistent and Loving Care over at Natural Parents Network, showing how alternate caregivers can provide the support and attachment our little ones need.


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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like it is very comfortable as well! Great, it is possible!
Well done!

MomAgain@40 said...

Wearing two babies! :D

One Rich Mother said...

I swear you have one of the cutest children ever. Sweet little gnome. : )

I love that you still carry him. With the twins I was put on bedrest pretty early on (we had ttts) so I didnt get to carry my youngest girl nearly as long as I would have liked. The pictures are super cute.

Mama to 4 said...

I did the same but not as much as I wanted - nervous that it would push down on the baby in my tummy. :)

Thomasin said...

Sweet! Both bambinos are riding in style.

Rachael @ The Variegated Life said...

Very cool dude, and cozy, too. We have to get our Ergo fixed....

Jenny said...

I am super impressed that you made that carrier AND that you are using it while pregnant. With a 44-pound child! I am a wimp and stopped wearing Ivey in the Ergo around the time I started showing. She's only about 25 pounds. Please do post process photos of the mei tai! I'm starting to feel like maybe I'd like to make a carrier.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Very cute. Love the shots of him with the hat and glasses.

Megan said...

I am super impressed! I hate carrying my daughter (who's probably 25ish lbs) right now while pregnant and I miss it so much. I also miss being able to give her proper hugs and a good snuggle on the couch. Looking forward to doing both in a few weeks with a new addition to our hugs and snuggles.

Run DMT said...

How cute! You are one strong mama! I'd fall over from the weight. lol

Momma Jorje said...

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You are such an awesome Mommy! Do you think you'll manage to double-wear once the baby arrives (and you recuperate)?

alicia said...

What a busy mama you are.

Marvelous Mommy said...

Very cute! How far apart will they be??

Amy @ Anktangle said...

Love it! Can't wait to see your progress photos for that mei tai. It looks great!

Dagmar said...

You made that carrier? I'm so impressed. You both look happy using it :)

Dagmar
Dagmar's momsense

CJ said...

Awesome new carrier! I wonder if I could convince my 14 year old to let me wear him just ONCE! Ha ha, then again!!

Terri said...

Fab! I was a pregnant babywearer too and it's great to see your photos - I only used my Ergo and my girl was younger and lighter than Mikko! I'm very impressed with you handmade Mei Tai and 44 lbs child! You both look great!

Lori said...

Hope y'all had a great time!

Darcel @The Mahogany Way said...

Very cute! I never wore any of my kids while pregnant. I think it's so cute when I see other women doing it though.

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Look at you! You look so great and at ease carrying Mikko while pregnant. Good for you! :)

Inder-ific said...

So does Mikko balance out the belly or does that just HURT?

(When I was pregnant with Joe, I could hardly walk bc of sciatic pain! Eek. But maybe I just needed a good counter-weight?)

Luschka said...

You're a very beautiful pregnant Lauren :)
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Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

You look fantastic pregnant!

Kat said...

Great pictures! The Mei Tai looks great!

Carlyn said...

Your mei tai looks great! I really liked using my mei tai during pregnancy, but found that I couldn't tie it under my belly, it make me have contractions. I just tied it above the bump. My baby was much lighter than your little guy-you are getting a work out! I remember wearing my then 2.5 yr old in my mei tai while I was in labour with our last baby!!

Came to your blog through the extended breastfeeding carnival.

The Happy Hippie Homemaker said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with your homemade mei tei! Looks very professional!! I keep meaning to take pics of me wearing my 2.5 yr old while pregnant... maybe this weekend! I know I need to do it soon because I'm not sure how much longer my baby will stay in utero!!

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Love that you made a mei tai! Wow! You guys look SO cute & I am very impressed, that's a lot of weight on your back while pregnant!

Michelle @ The Parent Vortex said...

I stopped babywearing when I was pregnant too, mostly just because I was uncomfortable. I love your mei tai though - did you use a pattern or make it up as you went? I've never tried one but they look like the best of wraps & the ergo put together.

Artsyfartsy said...

You may want to look also for an Onbuhimo to make because that is so super comfortable when you are pregnant as there is no hip belt. I just made one a few weeks ago and although not pregnant I just love that thing.

aquariann said...

Cute!! Yay for gnomes. ^.^

bluebell screams said...

Aw I love it! I'm 5 months along and still wear my son on my back and people are always freaking out at me for it. And he's only 22 lbs! I'm not sure I could make it if he was twice that. Then again, when he grabs the mei tai and drags it over to me, it's kind of hard to say no.

Levikha said...

I have been wondering whether I'd be able to babywear when pregnant. Now I know! :)

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