spark of rightness.


Do you ever have one of those moments where you breathe a sigh oh so sure that everything's right the way it is? I just had one of those moments. It's fleeting, because then you move on to the next thing and the feeling slowly glides away.

This morning I pulled out the Moby wrap, which we never really used because managing it as a fumbling new parent with a fragile new baby was overwhelming. When Rowan was an infant, he really didn't appreciate it (probably because we were fumbling). We splurged on an Ergo, loved it, and put the Moby away. But we are going on a 6-hour airplane ride pretty soon, and I'm thinking that long spool of stretchy fabric might be helpful on the flight.

I watched a few how-to videos (seriously guys, this baby wrap contraption is long) and put Rowan in it. He smiled up at me like it was a fun new game. He soon fell asleep while I prepared breakfast. We ate, readied our things to go hiking, and I made a gift-wrapping shopping list.

While I was choosing the clothes I'd change into after Rowan woke up, he stirred and switched the position of his head. I looked down and covered his head with the wrap, and bambeholdtheangels! That supermom feeling, or that moment of lightness, call it what you will. Uttered, it sounds like: This feels so right.

I looked into the mirror and realized that a.) I don't say that enough in my life, b.) S should take a picture of me feeling that all is right in our world, and c.) I should be blogging. So he did and so I am.

11 comments:

Di said...

Lovely post! How nice to be able to be so wrapped up with your baby!! Have a fantastic Christmas en famille!

OneCraftyFox said...

This post makes me incredibly happy :)

Just reading it feels *right*. Savor every moment of it.

Lots of love,
Diana

bron @ baby space said...

Aww, yay for those rare 'right' moments. Glad you're able to use the Moby. Am a bit scared of all that material too but they do look so cosy. Hoping the Ergo will be great for a newborn...

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love your new mom suggestions and wish you many more right moments supermom.

heather said...

Just wanted to say that I'm using the front wrap cross carry, if you're interested, and the video i used to get there is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0OTfofwZzk

honey my heart said...

so awesome :) i like how comfy it looks.

Hollie said...

Can you just move to Texas so I can soak up all of your calm vibes and positive energy? Prettty please?! :] Thank you for your sweet comment on my emo post. My first memory is of a road trip to Ohio for my Grandfather's funeral. I remember being in a blue car, and I remember that I was wearing a red shirt.. and I remember the exact spot that we got onto the highway, and how the sun was shining on my face. I would really love to know what significance this holds. Or any other memory, for that matter. I'm baffled by how our mind decides what to hold on to. I hope you 3 have safe travels and happy holidays. Where are you headed?

Stacey said...

Awww, Rowan must be the happiest baby wrapped in the Moby against his MOM:-). I have the Ergo baby that i used with Zion, but Ian doesn't like it yet. Zion didn't like it immediately either until he was about 4 months old.

Faiza said...

love.

Gracey said...

i love you both! :) this blog post instantly produced an image in my head that i want to paint.

merry christmas! xo

printprettyblog.com said...

This is my most favorite post everrrr! :)

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