Friday, July 23, 2010

Catching Up.....Baby Wearing {Big Bear Photographer, newborn, child, family, wedding}

For those who don't know I'll give a little history.
A few years ago when we got our adoption placement with our daughter Ava, my friend Summer told me all about a special thing called babywearing. At the time I have to admit that I thought she was perhaps a little, errr...over zealous? She told me about a website called thebabywearer.com and so I checked it out and before long I was learning about the benefits of babywearing and wanted to give it a try. We had gotten Ava when she was 7months old so when I learned of the bonding value as well as the developmental value I was sold. I immediately starting buying and trying out different kinds of carriers. I found a very talented maker in Norway so I decided to write her and order something custom and special. I was so sad to learn that she wasn't selling them to the US yet. But somehow amidst our conversations back and forth, and in my journey to create bonding with my new baby daughter I was also bonding with a special girl all the way across the world in Norway. I don't know exactly how it happened but I knew that every time my inbox showed a letter from her I smiled from ear to ear and my heart smiled even bigger. We were just meant to be friends I think. Over the course of our friendship in the last couple of years we have sent eachother fun packages and she has made a few custom carriers for me. Ava is so small and so my toddler sizes were just a bit big to wear and so recently I asked if she would make me one last baby sized carrier. So a few days ago I tore into my package from Norway and almost fainted when I saw THREE new baby sized carriers. I couldn't believe that she took all that time and talent to send me all that love contained in one little box. I am overwhelmed by her friendship constantly and can't wait until the day when I fly out to her beautiful country and knock on her door. Thank you Carina! I love you!!

If you are interested in learning more about babywearing and all the benefits it offers check out The Baby Wearer

And please stop by Carina's site and drool at her talent....by the way...she now sells to the US so you can have one too!
BEBINAR

baby wearing mei tai

3 comments:

Laura Meeks July 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM  

Those are STUNNING! I loved wearing my little one when she was small enough (and still willing!) and these carries look amazing!

Sonia July 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

Those are just beautiful!...I love the colors and fabrics..and its such a blessing to find friends in unexpected places:)

Summer July 25, 2010 at 2:07 AM  

YOWZA!!! Holy mother of Mei-tais, I want them all!! I WILL have one for this baby soon if it kills me!! That loulou is TDF, but really I can't even tell you my fav they are all so gorgeous! Congrats.....and your welcome, from your over zealous friend! Now aren't you glad you listened to my craziness? ;) Love ya!!

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