Jackie, you do NOT look like you're about to pop. You have a lovely belly- but that isn't 40 weeks! You look great BWing too!
Leigh, that is fantastic!
Mara & Joel, 2009
While I am bigger than I was with DS at this point, I think it's just that she has extra room not that she's that big! She's flipping tons still. But everyone was convinced I had like 3 weeks or less to go. I did get a chuckle out of the looks I got when I told them I had until Thanksgiving-ish time.
Ay, how quickly things change! Z is just the PERFECT size for my regular mei tai now. The body fits him perfectly- knee to knee support and the back comes just up to the top of his neck so he can see out, but, when he falls asleep, he's held in place well. So I've actually been doing a fair bit of baby-wearing recently. I put Z in this mei tai the other day to go for a walk, and realized he finally liked it. All of a sudden in the last couple of days, he's incredibly fussy, fighting sleep, just not happy. So, this morning, when I couldn't get him down for his first nap, I put him in the mei tai, and very soon, he was OUT. I had to repeat for his next nap and bedtime! So apparently, he doesn't just accept being worn now, but he loves it!
Somehow my Monday shopping trips keep falling RIGHT at Beni's nap time- cause I'm bad at planning that way, and she's terrible at napping. So, I have worn her almost every Monday while I shop- she sleeps on my back in the Ergo. I remembered to get the hood out today, and realized for the first time, that they changed the way it snaps. On my original Ergo I have to loop the hood strap through a link and then snap it back onto itself, you know? But the performance just have one side of the snap on the hood straps, and just one snap on the shoulder strap, so you just snap the hood strap right onto the shoulder strap. Much easier actually.
Mara & Joel, 2009
That's awesome, Mara! Sounds like the BW has been a real lifesaver lately in many ways.
My original Ergo (organic hand me down from maybe 2007 or something?) has a hood that snaps directly onto the shoulder straps too. That looping sounds like a pain!
Glad to hear Z LOVES to be worn now! Sounds like a life saver for you. lol
And funny about the hood snaps. I didn't realize that the really old ones did the hood like that!
VERY little BWing these days over here. Pulled a muscle and just not wearing till it's 100% good again. But last night DS pulled down a wrap off of my row of carrier hook on the wall and drug it to me and demanded "UP!" How could I say no? Just wore him for 10 minutes, but it was all he needed apparently.
Jackie, it is beyond heart-warming the way he asks to be worn.
Leigh that is very interesting about your hood! Mine is a hand me down as well... but I got it from my step-sister who had her kid in 2009. Maybe it was a hand me down to her as well- although, I wouldn't guess that it was- but it makes me wonder what year it is from! I can't even find it now, it's got to be around here somewhere...oh well. I use my performance one most of the time anyway.
Had to wear Z down for his second morning nap. I feel like I spend all day trying to get him to sleep, but, he only slept for 40 minutes for his first nap this morning, and I know that just isn't enough. So diaper change (he was very wet) and then into the mei tai, and I got another hour out of him. He's sleeping now again (it's afternoon), but this time he was tired enough to just go to sleep in my arms. Sweet boy.
Mara & Joel, 2009
As of 2010, ERGO has produced three generations of the Original ERGO carrier. The Classic Ergo carrier pouch is created by the length of the fabric; it is not darted. It has a flat, triangular hood that stores in an elastic pocket and connects to the carrier with velcro that slides through D-rings. The hood extension kit is purchased separately. It also has tension lock buckles rather than side release buckles, and the chest strap cannot be made stationary. The Classic carrier only adjusts down to 27 inches in the waist.
The New Generation I carrier is similar to the New Generation II. The only differences are that the adjustable hood does not contain elastic and connects via snaps around D-rings and the shoulders and waist do not have elastic to secure the excess strap when adjusted.
The Original Carrier (New Generation II) is 100 percent cotton and features adjustable, padded shoulder straps and waist belt. The waist belt adjusts to as small as 25 inches. The sleeping hood is elasticized and stuffs into a pocket for storage. The carrier has a darted pouch and reinforced buckles with elastic safety loops. The shoulder straps are curved to fit comfortably and feature elastic at the end of the straps to roll up excess length. The carrier has a pocket with zippered access from the side. The chest strap adjusts and can be tightened to keep it stationary on the shoulder straps.
Based on this, mine's an organic Gen II, so maybe it's newer than I thought, since Ergos only came out in 2006? I can't tell what the release years were for any of these, though...
Interesting! I never dug too deep into older Ergos since most people are just buying new or new used ones.
Good digging, Leigh. So mine must be the New Gen I.
Mara & Joel, 2009