In honor of International Baby Wearing Week, I am excited to share some special photos from my baby wearing journey with our second son, Owen Lee.
When Oliver, our first son, was born, I was really young & really naive. I thought baby wearing was "weird" and that was that. I didn't give it a second thought.
And that makes me really sad now.
When I found out, last Autumn, that I was pregnant with our second child, there were so many things I pushed aside the first time around that I couldn't wait to try out this time. Baby Wearing being at the top of the list.
It's been so special for us both, baby wearing has. It's an incredible way for bonding to form & grown even stronger between mother and child or father and child or even between and older & younger sibling. And it just makes everyday life simpler when you become a mom-of-two. You don't have to ignore one because you're busy tending to the other. No one has to cry it out.
I love baby wearing & I'm happy to advocate for it.
We've been homesick for Colorado & its colorful Autumn foliage for the past couple of weeks, so sometimes we take long morning walks down Cottonwood Lane, in our new town [Hays, Ks] to make ourselves feel better.
At the end of my labor, when I was pushing, we lost his heart rate & my contractions stopped for a minute or so. He was born with his umbilical cord wrapped tightly around his neck. Twice. He came into this world looking blue & he didn't cry. It was easily the most terrifying moment of my life. Today this sweet baby bean is six weeks old. Six weeks of loving, snuggling, soothing, kissing & rocking him all day & all night long. Six weeks, but it feels like he's been with us forever. Being momma to him & his big brother is the greatest thing I'll ever do.