Monday, September 28, 2009

Come on Miss E!

So things are moving and shaking over in the Crooked Eyebrow house. The kitchen is done. Her room is almost complete and I am happy to report that I am now on maternity leave. No more scrubs for me until (hopefully) January 2010! Wonderful feeling, wonderful indeed.

Last night as I was baking (first in the new kitchen, wish I could share) I started having contractions. Like "hold the counter this is uncomfortable" contractions. My heart was pounding with excitement thinking that Miss E was about to make her debut. But....of course I am still typing this pregnant and there isn't any sweet little photos of her yet. DAMN.

Just the thought of finally being able to hold her brought me so much comfort last night. I may be nervous about her birth or the changes at home, but the thought of my precious daughter in our arms is the biggest miracle and gift that I could have ever asked for.

and speaking of holding...what about babywearing?

After watching all my friends and other bloggers wear their babies over the last several years I longed to try it with my own, but JC was born to early before it became more of a modern day practice. Sure mothers have been doing in for many, many years, but not in the style that they are now. I thought I missed the boat on baby wearing. I guessed wrong. Who knew I would ever have another child? Not I.

As soon as I found out I was pregnant with Miss E I had planned to try babywearing. We have a sling, wrap and pouch just waiting for her. Now? I'm even more excited. You see, Steph from Adventures in Babywearing is holding a contest with Sakura Bloom. The Sakura Bloom Triathlon where 7 moms were chosen to try 3 different types of slings out for 2 weeks. All while documenting via photos, posts and even video to share the experience.

Well guess what?

I am one of those moms and I could not be more excited. (ok the birth of my daughter sometime this week is more exciting) but, how cool is this?

I've watched people wear their baby and now I get to share my first experience doing so with my new born. So stay tuned. Not only for her birth but for Miss E in the fabulous slings too!


Marcela Beatty said...

How wonderful! I can't wait to see you wearing your newborn ( came over from Steph's blog)!

You look beautiful pregnant and am sure will look more than beautiful wearing your new little one!

Wishing you a beautiful birth!

casual friday every day said...

A huge congrats to you, sweetie! I'm excited to see you wearing your little angel in some really fancy/fun slings!


Anonymous said...

YAY!! I am soo excited and cannot wait to see you and Miss E!! :)

Amy t

Elaine A. said...

She'll be here soon... so soon.

And congrats on being part of the babywearing triathlon, I'm so excited for you!! Can't wait to see pics of you wearing that sweet Miss E!

sarasophia said...

So happy to meet you! I will be keeping you in my thoughts for an easy labor (is there such a thing?:P) and am excited right along with you for the birth of your baby girl.

Thrilled that we get to be Babywearing Triathlon members together!

<3 Sara Sophia

Heather of the EO said...

Congrats! What fun! (the babywearing thing)

And even more so for the Miss E thing. C'MON MISS E!!! :)

Mimi's Toes said...

I look forward to seeing Miss E close to you in a stylin' sling. Sounds like she is really gettin' exciting! You should go to Chipotle and get their black bean/rice burito with the might have stronger contractions and fast delivery.

Erin said...

I'm just so excited and in disbelief that so SOON, I'll be meeting this sweet little girl. I just cannot even believe it.

*Lissa* said...

I am so excited for all your new adventures. Can't wait for Miss E to make her grand debut!


Adventures In Babywearing said...

I am so excited for you!!


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Bacardi Mama said...

Congratulations on your win. I can't wait to see Miss E. in your new slings. Oh heck, I can't wait to just see her!

imadramamama said...

I can't wait for you pics of you wearing Miss E!!

Leigh said...

Congrats to you too! I still cannot believe that I am in such wonderful company and a part of this whole thing :)
SO nice to meet you! Thanks for checking out my blog. XOXO.

chrissy said...

yay!! Babywearing mama!! I love it! I didn't get to do the babywearing either, I just always carried mine and worked with one hand, I love the idea of wearing babies!
I am so excited, can't wait to see Miss E and to see you and hubby and JC lovin on her, it's going to be so amazing!

Kim said...

I am so excited for you to be one of the lucky 7! I can't wait to read about your experiences with these amazing slings!!!

Sara Joy said...

Yay! I saw that on AiB - congratulations! Can't WAIT. (for the baby...and the supercute pictures with the slings...but really, mostly the BABY!)