Going out and about lately I’ve been running into people and having some nice conversations about parenting and such. Mostly I think its my banana-yellow baby wrap. You can’t help but to see me and Ada coming a mile away. I want to buy some more fabric and make another one so I have one for home and one to keep in the car instead of carrying the same one back and forth. I think I’ll get some bright orange or pink fabric for this one– that should help me stand out less.
Today at the Dogwood Fest three people commented on me and the bright yellow baby.
One woman pushing a stroller said, “I thought you were pregnant until I saw the legs sticking out!” That was funny. I had Ada’s head covered from the sun, it was hot today.
Then later on, I sat under the Rock N’Rest tent, a very nice service (new this year, I think) that had baby changing tables and rocking chairs to nurse or otherwise feed a baby in the shade. I rocked Ada for a while and someone came up and halfway through changing her baby kind of exclaimed “You’ve got a baby in there!”.
It’s funny. It didn’t even occur to me to take a stroller. I actually don’t even have one that fits Ada’s carseat and Azita’s is too big for Ada. Azita has only used hers around the neighborhood anyway.
The Dogwood Fest was inundated with strollers. And not that I’m knocking that. I wish we’d thought to bring Azita’s, atleast for water bottle storage and a shady place for her. She spent the day on my husband’s shoulders getting lots of vitamin D.
I finally saw another slinged up baby just to realize when the woman turned around, it was a small poodle-type dog being happily carried around on her chest.
And then, just as we were about to leave for the day, a young woman stopped to ask what Ada’s carrier was called, could she nurse in it, did I like it, etc. It was really nice. I told her that it keeps Ada happy. That’s really why I’m so into babywearing anyway. Because it keeps the kid happy and comfortable.
She’s all wrapped up now. She was having trouble getting to sleep so I just popped her in there and cleaned the kitchen. Now she’s out and the kitchen is, well… it’
s less dirty than it was.