You were right!

by DaniGirl on April 15, 2008 · 19 comments

in Baby days, It IS all about me

It’s on days like these that I truly love my one-year sabbatical in SAHM-land. I started the day with a coffee date with Andrea, who gets sweeter every time we meet. She took the most gorgeous photos of Lucas… I stole this one, but you should pop on over to her site to take a look at the rest, and I’ll wait for you to get back.


See? Great photos! And great conversation, too! Reminded me that I really have to get out to see my bloggy friends in person more often.

Then, I headed over to Milkface to see what y’all were on about — and you were right! What a great little store. There were three other moms there trying on slings when we arrived, so I got the chance to eavesdrop on the best sling recommendations for a 5 lbs week old baby (!!) and an 8 month old wiggler, and watched one mom wriggle her baby into a sling worn like a backpack.

And I brought home this Maya wrap to try out. It’s like the bright colours were calling out to me!


Lucas had been fussy in his baby-bucket car seat carrier, but as soon as I slipped him into the sling in the store he settled right in. He tolerated it for 30 minutes or so last night while I unpacked groceries and puttered around the kitchen, too, which is about 28 minutes more success than we’ve had with the Baby Bjorn. So far, two thumbs up for the Maya sling!

And thanks to another darling friend, I have also been loaned one of these fancy-ass swings for as long as Lucas will fit into it:


With blue skies and warm temperatures forecasted for the whole week, I feel like Lucas and I are getting a fresh start and ready to take on the world! Or at least the laundry. Hey, ya gotta start somewhere.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Batman April 15, 2008 at 7:33 am

Nice pics! He’s so cute.

2 Chantal April 15, 2008 at 7:34 am

That is an adorable photo. I have heard nothing but good things about Milkface.

3 Sara April 15, 2008 at 8:00 am


And hey, that’s the same print of Mayawrap as I have ๐Ÿ™‚

I used to joke that my Mayawrap was like a pageant sash for motherhood.

4 Marla April 15, 2008 at 8:34 am

Awww…I want to have coffee and go shopping with you! Boo the distance!

5 Mad Hatter April 15, 2008 at 8:45 am

Now I want to come to Ottawa. Seriously, I would love to sit at your kitchen table and yak.

As for the swing, for the life of me I can’t figure out why we don’t have lending libraries in Canada for that kind of gear. I mean who wants to pay $200 for a device that gets used for a few short weeks? And yet, if your baby takes to a swing, it is a god-send. Lucky for us, Miss M’s uncle sent her one of those Cadillac-model swings when she was born. We have now loaned it out to 3 other babies and counting. we feel it’s our civic responsibility to do so.

All I will say on the Maya wrap is this: my captcha is “Fashions sold!”

6 Not So Little Sister April 15, 2008 at 9:16 am

He is absolutely adorable. I can’t get over it.

I need to practice using my sling too. Baby J likes to be held a whole heck of a lot.

7 Milanese Masala April 15, 2008 at 9:43 am

Greetings from Italy!
Just stumbled upon your blog. Great stuff! I’m a Canadian who’s been living near Milan for the last 12 years.
Glad the weather is getting better over there. My brother lives in Ottawa and said it was a pretty harsh winter.
I’ve used a Tricotti sling and the Baby Bjorn. People don’t really use them in Italy yet so I got strange looks sometimes.
My son preferred the Tricotti but it was complicated for me to actually get him in there. Majah panic!

8 cinnamon gurl April 15, 2008 at 11:07 am

So glad you’re feeling good and congrats on the sling. He’s SO adorable!

9 cinnamon gurl April 15, 2008 at 11:39 am

Just went and checked out Andrea’s pictures and had to come back and rave about how gorgeous you are!

10 JoJo April 15, 2008 at 11:39 am

You see, we are Leo magpies…..that is the EXACT Maya sling that I have!!!

11 Robin April 15, 2008 at 11:52 am

Get that boy in modeling and sit home and count the money!

12 smothermother April 15, 2008 at 12:21 pm

That seems to be a popular Maya Wrap pattern. We have that one as well. Glad Lucas seemed to like it. If he’s like Max, he’ll just like it more and more every time he gets in.

And what a total cutie by the way!

13 andrea from the fishbowl April 15, 2008 at 4:12 pm

And it’s striped! ๐Ÿ˜‰

It was great seeing you Dani. I’m glad you picked out a sling!

14 nomotherearth April 15, 2008 at 4:52 pm

What a great photo! Such a cutie.

15 Theresa April 15, 2008 at 5:07 pm

He’s SO darn cute in that thing!!!

I have to say though….that pic of you definitely takes away from him…hehe You look awesome!!! :P~

16 Liz April 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm


And Lucas has such a sweet face!

17 Sue April 16, 2008 at 6:32 am

He is absolutely adorable!
Congrats on the year off, enjoy every minute!

18 Steph April 16, 2008 at 10:59 am

Love the photos!

19 Miche April 16, 2008 at 6:42 pm

What a stunning photo of Lucas!

Glad to hear you’ve got your hands on a sling that Lucas likes.

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