Saturday, July 08, 2006

My Erigo!!!

Had to post about my new ergo baby carrier! It's so cool!

I've been a confirmed sling fan for about 5 years or so, and carried Luey in his sling for 2.5 years solidly... With Bryn though I found I was starting to get sore. I think this is partly because I'm just getting older and more worn out (sleeping on a futon probably isn't helping, but Dave refuses to sleep on anything else, LOL, and besides I kind of love out extra wide custom futon, and we couldn't get that in an innerspring...)... Also, though, Bryn is a real leaner, so even when I put him on my back in the sling, he leans so badly that he puts my centre of balance right out and I end up with a sore shoulder...

So, I finally decided to pay out for an Ergo. I really only gave in to the Ergo because I've lost a heap of weight and now can do the hip belt up without an extension belt (at one point, the extension belt wouldn't even have fit)...

So, I got this on Wednesday and went for a walk with Jen on Thursday, and barely noticed Bryn's 10kg at all... That night though, I really felt it in my outer calves, LOL, had to resort to Deep Heat so I could get some sleep (oh, how old did I feel then, LOLOLOL)...

Wore it again today to Pinky McKay's booksigning at Borders, and again, it went very well. The best thing is Bryn seems happy enough to stay in the Ergo for more than 20 minutes at a time - he's never liked staying in either the sling or the pram for much longer than that, so this is a real winner just for that reason... Am planning two more walks with Jen this week, and will try for at least one more on my own with Bryn in the ergo... Hoping to get more exercise into my week over the next few weeks as Bryn's birthday is looming in just five and a half weeks and I really would love to get down to 76kg for that (because then I'll have lost 30kg in the year since his birth)...

4 comments:

Nic and Beren said...

Im so impressed that youve lost nearly 30kg ! Its inspired me to do the same once this babe is here. Ergos are soooo cool !

Rae said...

Wow you look fantastic! ..and so does the ergo :) I love my ergo too. Bryn looks very content in there.

Juniper said...

Love the Ergo, it is so fab, I wish I had one when my kids were little!

Don't forget to post a pic of your new haircut (a little bird told me you were getting it done today).

Anonymous said...

very cool on your weight loss and ergo! The belt on mine is getting tight, time to lose some weight me thinks!

Might need to pick your brain for ideas if you don;t mind ;-)

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