March 23, 2011

The Elephant In My Blog Name


I miss it. Comes a time that you no longer have babies to wear.

Today I am guest posting here for Sling Fling Week- talking all about babywearing and how it changed for me through the years with each of my children.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to present a babywearing demo for Big City Belly in Chicago- you can read the beginner's guide to babywearing and my interview here. I also stand proud by this piece I wrote last year: Adventures In Babywearing 2.0.


So, I don't plan on changing my blog name. I'll keep on adding to the Babywearing Bloggers blogroll, and will always be in love with babywearing. Its beauty, its comfort, and the way it changed motherhood for me forever, beyond the baby.

It continues to be quite the adventure.

25 comments:

  1. And we will always have babies for you to borrow and things that need to be learned from the babywearing master.

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  2. You will definitely still be involved in babywearing no matter how old your babies are! I feel the same way about cloth diapering! I was wondering when this would come up, and dread when it does for me as well!

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  3. Awwww, what a great post! You go, girl....I always think of you (and probably always will) when I hear or see babywearers!

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  4. Hey you can be like me and have a surprise 5. LOL.

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  5. You know I'll be asking you for help with the new one. I've only done the backpacks and Bjorn. Slings? Wraps? Aaaaah! It's still an adventure, it's just one more of experienced advice than active babywearing. We still need you!

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  6. You should of course keep your name! :)
    I wish I was confident enough to wear my first baby, because I know I missed out. I loved wearing my second baby. I was so much more confident as a mom - less worried - the second time around.

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  7. you will always be such an inspiration and resource for new moms!

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  8. So sweet. When I work the nursery I wear other's little ones. An hour of babywearing joy. :)

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  9. We're starting to enter that incredibly independent zone of Gretchen not wanting to be worn as much.
    And it's hard, but then she'll have moments when she just wants me to carry her in our ring sling, and she wants to nurse and cuddle just like she did a year ago and I feel SO full of warmth and love. And it makes everything else wash away.
    (I've also been teaching my doula clients about babywearing, and will be doing group/private sessions in town!)

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  10. I have 3 kids and have only worn my 3rd. I love it so much it makes me want more (ALMOST) just so I can wear them. I might cry when the day comes that I can no longer wear a baby!

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  11. I just love that photo so much. It 's so wonderful that you are continuing with your babywearing by helping others learn to do it. You are a rock star in babywearing Steph! Now doubt about it!!

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  12. ohhh, the babywearing will always be with you, it's in how you do you mothering....

    hugs from Brazil!

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  13. I really think that babywearing is a huge part of me, even though my baby is too big to wear now. One of the top reasons that I think so much about having another baby is because I want to babywear again.

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  14. I'm getting baby fever just thinking about babywearing again. Parker doesn't want to even be held anymore because there's just too much to explore for him in this great big world!

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  15. I agree with Moosh and Kim. You will always have babies to share and wearing to scream happily about. Your blog name is perfect because it is an Adventure that happened to have babywearing in the beginning and won't ever truly end. :)

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  16. Once a baby wearer always a baby wearer, it changed my life as well. I get it.

    Alita

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  17. It's bittersweet to look forward while glancing looking back ... I'm in the same place.

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  18. I am due in about six weeks and all I can think about is wearing this sweet little one. This is my fifth child but only the third I plan to wear. It does totally change things!

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  19. I love this picture of the two of you. It is so beautiful. I thought I missed the deadline to be on the babywearing blogroll a long, long time ago. :)

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  20. This is too weird Stephanie. I am just about to post a status update on Facebook about whether or not I should start blogging again under Breastfeeding Moms Unite or change my blog title. I came over here to see what you were doing these days (I haven't been reading blogs much these days) and here was this post! Too crazy. Still not sure what I should do, but I am glad you are here doing what you do. Mwah!

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  21. I love that picture. I know you've posted it before.

    And exactly what Moosh said....we still have more to learn from the babywearing master!

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  22. Funny, we took a road trip to visit family for spring break this morning. My husband packing the car last night comes in saying that he didn't take the baby carrier out of the trunk, but it's just beneath the flap. Because for so many years we had to have one with us at wall times!
    Not that I've used it for over a year, I would, but my busy, independent 3.5 year old would have nothing of it.

    I think, its something inherent in our parenting, that stays with them and us, forever.
    Hugs....

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  23. It's hard to move forward, but the beautiful part is we take those memories with us & can use them to help others.

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  24. I've been trying to figure out what to go with after "Backpacking Dad" is completely inaccurate. Adrian can barely fit in the straps anymore, and it will be a long while before we have another.

    But....Backpacking Dad is pretty entrenched.

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  25. I’m still learning from you, however I’m enhancing myself. I certainly love reading every little thing that is written on your blog.Keep the stories coming. I beloved it!

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