Oh, and I found my camera. It was missing through this weeks Ann Arbor Babywearers meeting, which as you can all imagine had me, ummmm. . . . . . . . Frustrated. Yeah, thats the word.
Anyway it was another great meeting with tons of new moms and experienced moms. I love our group!
I thought children marked the passing of time in a way I would never experience any other way. But death has sped up time in a whole new way. I feel like I was just holding her yesterday. I wish there was a wrap for this.
We had a blast at our meeting as usual. New mamas and experienced mamas together wearing their babies, its the greatest feeling!
Last week I took Zephyr on a two day intensive worskhop adventure to learn more about the amazing brain, the bodies reflexes, and how to learn more about how to get the body to talk to the brain properly so we can accomplish what we want on a daily basis and on a broader spectrum.
I learned (in as simple language as possible) That the body is born with a set on infant reflexes that it is ment to grow out of that eventually turn into skills When the body or brain experiences trauma, these reflexes can sometimes get buried or cease to progress on their normal development schedule and the body can develop massive (or tiny) compensations for the presence of these infant reflexes. This workshop was all about how to test for the presence of those infant reflexes, and if found, how to integrate them for the benefit of the body and brain. We worked a lot with something called rhythmic movement training. (RMT)
We have been filling our days over here with making videos about wrapping and wearing and teaching and having tons of Ann Arbor Babywearers meetings and meet-ups. I am working hard on making babywearing something everybody knows about and can try out with the baby in their life!
On Sunday we had a special little Ann Arbor Babywearers gathering at Briarwood Mall to meet up with or long time online friend spacemom3! She was here with her beautiful family from France! It was amazing to see her in real life as we have know eachother online for a long time . We all had so much fun with some really special wraps, and really special moms and babies!
We have a new wrap in the house! It is a size 4 Caribe Linen Fish by Didymos and we love it. We are using it mostly for rucking all the children and the occasional front carry, It is wide and kind of thick. But because of the fiber content (40% linen 60% cotton) it is airy when it’s on, and I’m liking it even in the hot weather. It is just like my carmen fish in feel, and not as bouncy as latemeria fish, which i love in a long size. I think that the linen and the width make this an ideal toddler-preschooler wrap even in single layer carries. The color is so saturated and beautiful. This first picture does it justice
Over all I’d say caribe fish is a great ruck wrap for bigger kids and a bit wide for older babies, but workable. we are loving our 4 and planning on keeping it as a permanent part of the stash here. It really earned it’s stripes! (well, it’s fish I guess )