Monday, July 5, 2010

The thing I said I WOULD NEVER have....

is one of these.

However, I will plead my case. Apparently, this is the common way that Olivia is use to being carried. So, in attempt to make her as happy and comfortable as possible with her new foreign situation, I got her one. So, when you see an almost 2 year old on my back, DON'T LAUGH! These carriers are actually made in Korea and are suppose to be the ones that they use. They are designed so that her legs will not lose circulation and be comfortable. I am doing this so she has something familar during the transition. I think people look ridiculous when I have seen these, but I am trying to do what is best for her. Trust me, if I had given birth to her she would NOT have experienced this carrier, but this is what her foster mom says soothes her. So here we go I guess.
I have been reading some blog friends blogs and the coming home stories are heartbreaking, but very real. I am glad that they are posting and telling of the reality of it. Elizabeth and Kelly are both recently home and have had their fair share of trouble. Thank you girls for not making it sound like butterflies and daisies because it clearly isn't. However, Elizabeth is starting to see a glimpse of a brighter side. These are the two blogs that I have been checking in daily to read. They are a.e.i.o and jon & kelly + one. You guys are doing a GREAT job, and I am so thankful for your blogs.
So, back to my purchase....most of the AP's use some form of carrier, but when I saw that this is the one that the Korean's use I decided on it. It is not the most attractive piece, but we will use it. I asked John which one he liked and he said he didn't care. I picked one out and he said, "that one will show dirt." I said, "well we should get one that is gender neutral since we will both carry it." He said, "seriously, get the one you want. If I am carrying a cute little girl in it I don't care what it looks like." So, here is the one we settled on.

Do you think Oscar will let us practice carrying him in it? :)


  1. It's a beautiful carrier! Don't worry - they're not nearly as hideous as you think. And they are pretty darn comfortable. And YES the Korean babies like them!!! You may find that the carrier is the only way to soothe your sweet girl. It's a wonderful investment. And hey - I carried Olive in our mei tai style carrier in Seoul. And she's a HUGE 2.5-year-old! I blended in there :)
    Thank you so much for the shout-out on your blog. It's so nice to hear that you're thinking of us :)

  2. I love the one you choose!!! I am thinking I want to get a girlie one for carrying Emi when she comes home. Just not sure she will want to be carried, so do I waist the money???? HMMMM
    I think you will love holding her close to you. Great for attachment as well.

  3. So cute. I'm sure she will love the familiarity.
    I use a Moby Wrap and a Hugamonkey type sling all the time with my little guy. I love it and so does he. Sometimes it is the only way I can get him to sleep and so much easier than using my strength to hold him.

  4. i love baby carrying- i have no idea why you are so down on it. the carrier is cute, and think how sweet it will be to have your sweet girl hugged in close!

  5. Yes, Yes, practice with Oscar! I have some adorable pictures of Jay and Kix with our carrier before Max's arrival. Now I wouldn't trade those hilarous moments for the world. We love you guys and are keeping you in our prayers.