I've known it works. I've seen it and I've done it. But I've never been able to catch it on camera. I tried, believe me I tried. But all my friends were having babies that weighed in at nine to eleven pounds AT BIRTH! I told them that those are not newborns--they are 3 month olds!
At any rate, I had to have my OWN baby that weighed in at 7 pounds when she was born and about 8 pounds here at just shy of 3 weeks old. And since I didn't design this carrier until my previous baby was about 5 months old, I finally got to REALLY play with it with a newborn. And I must say, the Silly Goose Baby mei tai is fabulous for a newborn!
Since playing with this extensively (she LOVES being worn! Yay!), I've figured out that wrapping the staps around her little back and spreading them, tying behind me is seriously comfortable and it stays put. (I adhore extra long straps. I can still do all that wrapping with regular length straps. And so can my husband. See previous blog post for pics!)
So, here is my little eight pounder who is just shy of three weeks old in these picutres--and me, just shy of three weeks post partum--caught on camera by my wonderful husband at his parents's house at a party I was forced to get "fixed up" for (i.e. I wore clothes that aren't stained and I fixed my hair). Without further rambling (and drum roll, please!), pictures of a newborn all snug and happy riding legs out in a Silly Goose Baby.
After four kids, ten moves and nearly two decades, we are still blissfully in love (most of the time) and I found myself back in the state I was born and raised in. It has definitely been a journey. In fact, on our 18th anniversary we pulled the last of our stuff up over the pass and into Montana, leaving our surprise love, Idaho, behind. But Montana is a great place. The last best place according to some. And we fully intend to explore as much of it as we can! Join us on our continued adventure through life, love and other stuff that comes with it.