Well, I had this post all typed out and ready to go yesterday, but Rosebud was not having it. I’m not sure if she has a tooth coming in, if her tummy hurts, or if she’s just frustrated because she can only seem to scoot backwards, but she’s just been a huge ball of fuss. I know all you Moms understand- some days just seem impossible, and yesterday was one of those days. So, let’s all step back, take a deep breath, and pretend it’s Wednesday….
The other day, my to-do list included:
- Unloading/reloading the dishwasher
- Picking up the apartment
- Making the bed
Normally, these things would take me all day, and I was actually lucky if they all got done. I’m a new Mom with an almost-5-month-old who is requiring more and more attention each day. And while she is my priority, these simple things really all needed to be done.
Usually if I needed to keep Rosebud on me I would wrap her up in the Moby or the Hot Mama and get to work. I eventually found that these stretchy wraps are wonderful if you’re going to be walking for a while at the mall, or the park, or the grocery store, but they are not for housework. They also worked better when Rose was smaller. I could hardly bend over to clean anything without her feeling insecure or sliding down to an uncomfortable position.
But now, we have the Ergo. (Cue the singing angels!)
Let’s take a moment and realize that my life is not picture perfect and some days I just don’t brush my hair, okay?
After quiet time and breakfast, I threw Rosebud in the Ergo in the back carry position. She was unsure at first, but once I got busy, she enjoyed the ride! She even fell asleep! The best part was, my chores for the day were done before lunch. Because my hands and arms were free, I was able to complete my to-do list quickly and efficiently.
I have been a lot of things since becoming a Mom: exhausted, excited, joyful, busy… but never bored. The afternoon after completing my chores, I have to say… I got a little bored! My plans for the day were all done! Of course, I quickly got over that boredom and caught up on some reading. 😉 It was marvelous!
So, for this Babywearing Wednesday (or Thursday), I wanted to share with you my deep love for the Ergo, and encourage you to try one if you haven’t! We have a special bond, the Ergo Performance and I… and I know there is a wonderful carrier out there waiting for you! 😉