Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Saving Private Sanity

We skipped the movie yesterday, for some reason the movie "Dreamer" just wasn't talking to me. So today a friend and I met up with our babies for some mall-walkin'. It was so nice to just stroll along in our own casual way. Not having to worry about if the other would be annoyed if we had to find a changing table or a bench because the little ones were getting hungry. We even splurged on those massage chairs while nursing. Well she did, she gave me money to do the same because my po' ass didn't even have a dolla on me! Well I could have a million in the bank and never seem to have any cash on me. I think J was a little unsure of the milkshake I was serving up.

We got to vent about the endless new-mom struggles (her) and veteran-mom struggles (me..haha). Very relaxing, unstressful day. The best part was seeing her walking the mall with my fleece pouch sling and her baby nestled in tightly sleeping away. Something that doesn't happen very often. She asked if I could bring the sling so she could give it a try and both mom and baby loved it. She kept thanking me even though I had nothing to do with it. I gave it to her for a trial to see if it serves it's purpose at home before she buys one. I was surprised the baby was instantly in love, first time. No squirming or anything. They were both naturals. I just felt proud seeing a look of relief come over her face. I know she's mastered the art of many one-handed things but having 2 hands makes life so much easier. And if baby is going to be most content in a sling, it's a win/win. We've also learned, malls are not stroller friendly once you get inside those little stores. Really not many places are.

I haven't had J in a carrier too much lately and I think he missed it. Ever since I was pregnant I've had some funky back pain so I was giving it a break. Still had the back pain anyway so I hooked him up today. He seemed to really be happy I busted out the ol' sling and he settled down for a good nap. And then another nap.

One nap in the old fashioned cradle position and the 2nd nap in a new position for us, which I found rather comfy...guess he did too. I loved how he nuzzled his head into my chest like he was settling into a little cloud of love.

Have I said recently how much I love this guy?


Blogger TeenageNanny said...

Jesus! I think I want to take a nap in that sling....

9:36 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Flinger said...

Ahhhh!!! I need to use the sling earlier with no 2. I used the bjorn and I tell ya, that sling is like a hammock. So comfy looking.

Oh, yea.. and he TOTALLY dresses it up, too.:=)

9:54 PM  
Blogger ^starshine said...

Just recently stumbled across your blog and now check it everyday!!
I just recently became addicted to slings a.k.a baby wearing so I wanted to give a big ol' HELL YA! to the sleep babe.

10:56 PM  
Blogger Little Miss said...

i need to have another baby just so i can get a sling like that! you two look amazing together!

12:55 AM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Aw that's so sweet

8:06 AM  
Blogger RysMomma said...

He looks so comfy! I wish I had gotten a sling like that when Ry was younger. I tried talking the hubs into a Mei Tai but no luck. Guess I will just have to wait 20 yrs for those grandkids to buy one!

8:08 AM  
Blogger snarflemarfle said... sweet! I keep thinking I need to look into this sling-thing more. I've got a few more weeks before baby's here!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

I need to get me one of those too. He's such a handson little dude...he is growing soooo much!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

You are looking really good girl! And J....what a freakin cutie. Nothing is sweeter then a sleeping baby ;)

3:34 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

that sling is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors!

11:26 PM  

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