On Me: Skirt // Top c/o // Heels (old, similar) c/o // Watch c/o
Every time I really think it might be the last time I get to babywear, Leighton proves me wrong (thank goodness!) This past weekend we went to Priddy Farms to check out their gorgeous selection of Christmas trees, wreaths and take some family pictures. You might remember my last post here and here where we visited Priddy Farms in the fall when they have their pumpkin patch. The farm was just magical with all the beautiful Christmas trees lined in rows. They also make handmade wreaths and even have wreathmaking classes there on certain nights. It will definitely be a family tradition of ours that we look forward to each holiday season.
It was a little chilly and was raining off and on, so Leighton wasn't too thrilled about being outside...until I pulled my LILLEbaby carrier out. As soon as she saw it, she said "I wanna ride on mama." Well, I knew exactly what that meant, and I was excited that she still gets so excited about being carried. I've had a number of different LILLEbaby carriers over the last 2 years (take a trip down memory lane here, here and here), but this complete embossed LILLEbaby carrier is hands down my favorite. Probably not the best color choice if you have a newborn who is still prone to blowouts, but with a toddler, I knew we would be safe, and I thought the white was just stunning. To me, this carrier is the perfect combination of fashion, art and motherhood. If I only had one word to describe it, it would probably be dreamy. It really is a beauty.
Leighton is about 26 months old now, so every time we babywear, I usually try to document it. Since we were taking some family Christmas pictures, I knew this would be the perfect occasion to document. I already get teary eyed just thinking of how I don't have any breastfeeding pictures to document our 18 month journey; I'm going to make sure I don't miss out on documenting our babywearing journey. May I get to carry her as long as she will let me. And hold her little hand and kiss her on the lips as long as I can. Until she thinks she's too old and too cool for all that. Until then, I'll cherish each moment each day. Because everything else can wait.
Babywearing isn't only practical, it creates such a special bond. I miss the days already where we would babywear and she would just fall asleep in the carrier. Those special moments are the ones I'll always remember. It was also such a lifesaver during those first 6 months. If we wouldn't have been babywearing, I wouldn't have gotten anything accomplished (including eating and resting lol.) And she definitely didn't like sleeping in her rock n play. But I knew if I put her in the carrier, there was at least a 75% chance she would be asleep within 30 minutes. And then I could just sit there and stare at those little lips smile and twitch as she was probably dreaming about milk. ☺ I'm so excited to have teamed up with LILLEbaby again to give away a complete embossed carrier to one lucky reader. To enter just use the widget at the bottom of this post. Good luck! What is your favorite LILLEbaby carrier? What is your favorite babywearing moment?