Baby Carrying

As what I have mentioned in my last post (which was more than a year ago…) with the new baby, I had to make sure that I can walk around and do stuff even if I am with her and that I had her stuff. Last year, I didn’t have a nanny, so if Emma was not in my mom’s house during work days, she was always attached to me.

So I got to experiment and find the best baby carriers in town.

 

MAMAWAY RING SLING

One her first month, since her head and back were not strong yet, I tried out the ring sling. I got one from Mamaway and you know, my back and my arms were very grateful!

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See – http://mamaway.com/collections/baby/products/ring-sling-baby-carrier-rainbow-mocca

I went to the zoo wearing this and it was great. 

However, the downside was it was hard to assemble. And I had to do adjustments often in order to make sure it’s snug.

 

K’TAN

When Emma turned 1 month, and could be carried ala kangaroo, I used the K’Tan, which was a gift from one of my girlfriends. It was even cozier than the ring sling, and very easy to use.  I got the Breeze variant so that Emma will not feel too warm inside.

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(See – http://www.babyktan.com/breezewrap)

Another reason why I love it? It’s as if Emma was hugging me the entire time.

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When she got a little bigger, I made her face in front so that she can explore the world with me.

 

BABY BJORN ONE AIR

When the Baby Bjorn that we ordered from the US arrived, it was time for papa to wear our baby, and he had a blast.

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(See – https://www.babybjorn.com/baby-carriers/baby-carrier-one-air/?attribute_pa_color=sort&attribute_pa_material=mesh)

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It was even easier than the K’Tan. And it’s right for my husband as well. From then on,  going to the mall was easy. No need to cramp ourselves in the mall elevator with the stroller.

 

Overall, I can’t really pick a favorite carrier. Because in every stage of a baby’s life, there was one that will serve its purpose.  But one thing I can say is that wearing a baby is one of the best things in the world.

Mama Bag

Since I would carry my baby , along with some other stuff like her bottle and diapers… I decided to use a backpack as my purse. I can actually wear her (baby wearing, another topic), and place everything, including my wallet in a small backpack.

My choice is the Herschel Liberty Ware

It’s a bit pricey here in Manila, but it serves its purpose.

#ProudOfMyScar

Saw this article in Yahoo.

It’s about having a C-Section and being proud of it. Powerful read.

I am actually surprised that there are people who feel that having a C-Section is not actually giving birth. What or who gave them that idea? Obviously, they are uninformed. What they don’t know is that CS Mothers went through this feeling of fear, uncertainty and anxiety – What if I fall asleep and miss my baby’s first cry? What if I don’t wake up… ever? What if there will be complications? Will my husband be ok? Will my baby be able to endure the sudden change of environment? How will I be able to hold my baby with the painful scar? Will my baby be ok if I don’t survive?

I had a C-Section – It doesn’t mean I am less of a Mother. I gave birth to a beautiful baby whom I love more than my life. I provide, I take care, I nurture. And that makes me a Mom.

Mama Musings

After giving birth, I realized that I was not “briefed” on everything. So I decided to share my daily learnings via this Tumblr site.

 

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http://mamamusing.tumblr.com/

 

Go check it out.

2014 in review

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Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 30 trips to carry that many people.

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