what I wore - baby-wearing edition

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Let's be real: I have an almost 4 week old baby and a toddler. At this point my wardrobe consists of whatever is moderately (and I use that term loosely) clean, comfortable and provides easy access to little man's food (for the record: breastfeeding is NOT style-friendly). I'm still (heavily) relying on my birkenstocks for footwear and my makeup routine is non-existent. I try to find time to put on mascara and brush my teeth each morning but it doesn't always happen.

Soooooo I'm not exactly a fashion maven over here.

My most worn items these days are yoga pants and little man.

I'm telling you little man wants to be held ALL of the time. Baby-wearing has become the only way I can get anything done and I'm not exactly trying to accomplish a lot - mainly keep the kids alive and moderately content as well as trying to eat enough to sustain my existence (easier said than done).

So here's a little idea of what my life has looked like as of late:

What do you mean I look tired?! Also, you don't see mini-me running around like a crazy person which is exactly what she does.

Moral of the story: 1. you are getting no outfit post today. 2. Baby-wearing is the only thing saving my sanity.

I received this wrap as a gift for our shower for mini-me. It took me forever to figure how to use it and with mini-me I had all of the time in the world to just sit around and hold her. Enter baby #2 and things change. I've quickly become a pro at throwing on this wrap and plunking little man in it. Yesterday mini-me and I had a picnic while little man chilled in the wrap, she made me a few pretend meals and we sang lots of songs. Today, it allowed me to do dishes, vacuum and eat two meals while pretending to be on a bus with mini-me and her princesses (ya, my life is pretty glam these days).

If you're a new mom like me, I highly recommend baby-wearing. Whether you choose a fabric wrap or something more structured, you will absolutely find more freedom.

Recommended Carriers:

The Maman Kangourou Wrap(see above) - I'm biased because I have this and use it all the time but this is a GREAT carrier. It's quick and easy to put on (and take off) and little man loves it.

The ErgoBaby Carrier - I haven't used one (yet) but these carriers have great reviews,

The Tula Carrier - I KEEP hearing about these carriers but they're tricky to find in Canada. They have awesome reviews and super cute designs.

Linking up with:

The Pleated Poppy
Pumps and Pushups
Pampers and Pearls
Tucker Up
The Mummy Chronicles
Cappuccino and Fashion 
Classy Yet Trendy
Shopping My Closet
Jo Lynne Shane