Sunday, May 04, 2008

Travels, Pregnancy, and Baby Wraps

Now we're staying at Gull Lake in a fun old cabin. Charlie is refinishing some of the product that we shipped over last summer while we were in Bali. We plan on being home sometime next week.

I did see my doctor before we left. And, just in case you were wondering, he agreed with me on my due date with hardly even a sideways glance. I felt kind of silly for being so concerned about it. I had all of these visions of doctors and nurses telling me we had to induce or schedule a C-section because they assumed the baby was overdue. Now, don't get me wrong, if the baby comes well before July 7, I'll be the last to argue (although I would like him to at least wait until July 1).

So far the medical community I've been exposed to seems to respect those who choose to do Natural Family Planning. He just asked me if I knew when I got pregnant and said "You're right, it doesn't make any sense for your due date to be that early." Needless to say, I'm pleased with my doctor, too.

I am also thinking about how much more I like being pregnant with my third baby. A friend and I were talking about that. We were speculating that maybe it's because we know it goes by a lot faster than it seems. Maybe since we've already done it a couple of times we get the sense of time's fleeting presence. You think you're going to be pregnant forever, and then all of a sudden the baby you were carrying is four years old. I'm also thinking that having two little ones to take care of makes the time fly by too. I often find myself at the end of the day standing up from taking off someone's shoes or giving baths and rubbing my tummy, then thinking to myself: "Oh yeah! I'm pregnant!"

Of course, now that I'm in my last two months, it's getting harder to forget that I'm pregnant. Now the thought goes more like, "Oh yeah! Pretty soon there's going to be another little sweetie to love on!"

And I've been researching wraps for carrying the baby around after he's born. My friend Michelle has this awesome one, and carries around her 25lb baby on her front without any back problems at all. She pretty much sold me on the one she is using. If a girl can carry around a baby who is that big for a few hours with little discomfort, I'm thinking that's the wrap for me!

Has anyone had any experience with wraps? I have narrowed it down to the Ella Roo wrap, or the Moby D. Michelle uses the Ella Roo one, and I've seen online that the Moby D is comparable, any thoughts?


be_a_Mary said...

Ohhhhh! I've been wanting to get a wrap for our baby, so I'll look at both of those!! I insist on a prego photo, by the way!!

Lacey said...

I have heard great things about both wraps, and especially about the Moby. The look so nice and cozy! I would have tried one, but I've been barred from buying more carriers. We had three, lol. I used a sling a lot with Caedmon and then by 4 months he was too heavy and we switched to a soft carrier (Ergo). I am sure I will use them even more when I have a toddler/ young child to chase around!

PS You are welcome to use the sling if you need it.

annecourager said...

Post when you find out, because my friend Kari's about to begin her adventures in babywearing (isn't that a blog somewhere?) too and I'd like to point her in the right direction.

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