Yeah, things sure have been quiet around here lately. Not that I've been posting... And, the few I have have been totally self-centered. I think I'm still kinda in that place. I have no desire to call friends or family just yet, or email pictures of our baby. I'm just kind of enjoying the nothingness that is right now. Everything has been so crazy for so long, the calm is a little surreal.
Anyone heard from Maryam? Anyone else teetering on the brink of labor?
Cristeen, that's so awful about your tooth! I hope you've had an easier day of it.
Washing shoes? Uhm, no. I'd sooner buy her a new pair, lol. I'm not doing any more than I absolutely have to right now.
Mlog-As introverted as I am right now, a party with dh sounds like fun. No kids, no pg pains, nothing but me and dh and something entertaining. I wonder if we will ever, ever have a date again. Sigh.
Carriers-I, too, use the ergo with a receiving blanket folded under them, then let them froggy on top of that. I had an infant insert, but sent it back when I tried it with my second baby. It just made it all too cumbersome. I do like the moby for this stage, but I tie it more like a pod or an onbu. I'd recommend trying this first to get the hang of it:
1.) Find the center of your wrap and hold on to it.
2.) Put baby on your upper chest, head turned to the side, legs froggied, or curled underneath.
3.) Put the center of the wrap on the middle of the baby's upper back, and spread it out like a blanket. It should go from just below their neck to well past their bottom.
4.) Pull one end under your arm, around your back, and over the opposite shoulder.
5.) Repeat with the other end.
6.) Adjust the ends by first tightening the center section over the baby, and then pulling the corresponding end. Tighten it fairly tight.
7.) Then just pull the ends under the babies bottom, and tie a knot there.
Well, I think that's probably clear as mud, now that I reread it, but I'll leave it on the off chance it helps someone. :)