Baby #6, Declan, was born Sunday morning at almost sunrise, after 12 days of prodromal labor and an awesome 12 minutes of pushing!  We had planned a water birth at home, and successfully pulled it off, making Declan the 5th Davidsson baby born at home, and 3rd water baby!  His siblings woke up an hour later to the sound of “new baby meowing sounds” and were ecstatic to finally get to meet their new little bubby!  At 9 pounds 10 ounces, Declan is my biggest baby by far, and has this whole nursing thing DOWN!  Today was his first babywearing experience so I could video tape his oldest brother’s birthday cake and singing (Eli turned 8 today and said that his baby brother was his BEST present!) and I chose a Sakura Bloom LINEN RING SLING in Blackberry to wear!  Declan was swaddled in a light muslin blanket aready so I popped the entire baby burrito upright into the sling with his head nice and high – close enough to kiss – and the tail wrapped around the rings just in case Baby Declan slipped a bit in the sling.

PAXbaby Sakura Bloom infant babywearing

How long have I waited for that first magical babywearing moment?

9 months

How long will I wear my new baby?

AS LONG AS HE WILL LET ME

*happy babywearing*

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11 weeks to go! 43

February 13, 2011

Where has the time gone?  Have the last few months flown by for you as they have for me?  I can’t believe that in just 11 weeks – give or take a few days! – I will have on of these for myself!  A brand new, squishy baby, to have and to hold, to comfort and to gaze upon, to amaze and be amazed by, to wallow in the joy, and triumph in every success!  Now I’m getting sappy, but truly, I couldn’t be more excited!

PAXbaby Beco Butterfly newborn Isis

*happy babywearing*

Pay attention, friends, because there will be a test later!!!!  See this GORGEOUS Girasol wrap???  I bought it for Baby #4 but ended up hiding it away in my stash because as a busy mom to many little ones, I never had the time to wrap it properly!  As you know, time is limited as you watch your toddler sprint away naked down the sidewalk, and you need something QUICK to throw on!  So, long story short, there it sat, unloved but very much appreciated until the day that Erin offered to convert it into one of her amazing Wrapstar Mei Tais!!!  It’s not done yet, but when I show you pictures, think back to this blog post and remember how long my ER waited for its day in the sun!

PAXbaby Girasol Earthy Rainbow woven wrap

*happy babywearing*

 

The thought of wearing a newborn again makes me feel all fluttery!  I have been looking at waaaay too many squishy pix recently, and am just so excited for my little newbie to arrive!

8 day Fiona thoroughly enjoyed her outing in her GORGEOUS Grace Beco Butterfly, and I’m so happy that Laurel shared this sweet picture with us!

PAXbaby Beco Butterfly Grace newborn

*happy babywearing*

Scooters 33

February 2, 2011

I want to be as cool as Martha when I grow up!!!!  Audrey Paige looks like a VERY happy babyworn baby in her rockin’ Beco Butterfly Scooters!

*happy babywearing*

Twin Babywearing 32

February 1, 2011

Do you see what I see?

I see a devoted mother, a patient father, a lot of hard work, much joy, and too many smiles & tears to count!

You’re an inspiration to all of us babywearers, Carrie!  Tandem baby carrying twins is not easy, I know!

*happy babywearing*

Squishy Babywearing 30

January 30, 2011

I don’t know any babywearers that wouldn’t looove to be in Katie’s Sleepy Wrap here – snuggling a precious newborn, savoring his brand new smell, gently rubbing his downy head….  Thank GOODNESS I’m already pregnant!

PAXbaby blog Sleepy Wrap

*happy babywearing*

Newborn Babywearing 25

January 25, 2011

Looking at this picture, I can’t WAIT to have a new squishy babe to wear again!

I remember that I grabbed my Mei Tai to take to the park this day because #1 – wrapping & tying is so comfortable and gets a more personal fit and #2  – it matched my outfit!

*happy babywearing*

Oooh, baby! 13

January 13, 2011

Love that my 6 year old daughter took this picture of me in my FAVORITE Beco Butterfly Dylan!

Great job, future photographer!

PAXbaby Beco Butterfly Dylan

*happy babywearing*

Baby #1 was glad to see Baby #5 tucked away in my Moby stretchy wrap – the yummiest way to wear a newborn!!!!

babywearing_newborn_Moby

*happy babywearing*