Sunday, December 14, 2008

5lbs potatoes + 3lbs rice = 8lbs Ezekiel

I finnished my sling!!  Before I actually put Ezekiel in it, I wore it around with a bag of potatoes and a bag of rice to get used to the way it feels.  Let me just tell you..... 

           Zeke LOVES this thing!!  

I'm happy with the way it turned out, especially for my first try.  I ordered 5 more sets of rings because I know about a katrillion pregnant people who will be wanting baby gifts, and I want a second.. third.... fourth one for myself.  I think I will have to order more rings.  
This one is made of two layers of plain old cotton.  It is in theory reversable, although I think I prefer the brown being on the outside (except the brown tends to gather lint).  I made it 30" wide by 2.5 yards long, which was the largest size according to the directions.  I think for the next one I will make it 26" wide, as the pleated area is so large it either inhibits the use of my left arm or cuts into my neck, depending on how it's worn.  I am happy with the length, though-- I like the long tail.  I think I will also make future slings with just one layer of heavier material instead of two layers of medium weight material-- this one is a little bulky (although it's getting broken in).  

Ezekiel does not want to be put down.  He wants to be in this thing all the time-- I'm wearing him right now as I type!  And he's sleeping!  We tend to get a little sweaty in the sling, so he's just in his diaper.  I'm a little worried that he will sleep all day and then be up all night- as it is, he likes to be awake from about 3-5am.  I'm glad he's so happy in this thing, because (at least the last few days) he seems to be kind of a fussy baby.  He's rarely content to just hang out with himself.  Now he can hang out with me!  We're totally portable!  Well, within the 25 feet of his oxygen tube, that is.   :)  Here is an awesome website about baby wearing!

Alright he's getting hungry- bye!

9 comments:

Luanne in Ohio said...

Hey, Ezekiel -
It's Grandma...the one in Westerville, Ohio. Glad you love your new baby sling. Your mommy loves having you so close.
Sleep well tonight, and tell mom and dad to sleep well, too.
Love,
Grandma

Goldie said...

awww! beautiful sling and even MORE beautiful baby!!!

and your guess was right! did my secret make you laugh?

Kristin said...

Goldie-- yes it did! I read through them all thinking, "hmm... green... hmm..." and then I came to that one and said, oh yes of course! too funny! I can't believe you just sent it in and it got posted right away!

Sarah said...

You both look beautiful! I love that you carry him that way. It's so picturesque. Congratulations on finishing it! And the sweater with the buttons off to one side. I love that too!

Aaron, Sarah, and Emily Walter said...

You are so talented!!!! It's beautiful-and what a great way to snuggle-making up for some previously unsnuggable moments you had to endure!!

J. Pike said...

I love it! Good job, mom! Yay, a picture of you! I miss you I need more pictures of your beautiful self! You look great wearing your cute baby boy! I will call you soon...promise!

saylor days said...

OH my gosh please make me a sling! i will pay you. i miss you and i wish i could hold ezekiel! it's a physical ache! i'm so happy he's home with you guys.

Nathan and Aimee said...

I love the sling! And the baby in it! I kid of like the reversibleness of the sling, but let me know which you like better. I think I'd like to make one for a lady at church if I get really ambitious. Glad to see a picture of you too! Did you get your hair cut? Missing you so much! Nathan told me that Daniel is taking his leave now. How much time does he have before he has to go back? i'll definitely call soon, but tomorrow I have to go and beg before the judge not to be taken in for jury duty. I'm taking all my kids with me. I'm really nervous because I've only been in the courtroom once to observe for a few minutes and to take my driver's eye test. Pray that I don't have to serve!

Kristin said...

Aimee- I didn't get my hair cut. It's actually just starting to grow again- it stopped while I was pregnant. I finnished Sarah's sling today, and it is lighter and narrower- I think I like it better as it is easier to adjust and just feels better, although I think the ideal sling would be with that weight material but just a smidge wider (mine is 30", this one was 26". I think 29 would be good).

Only 2 more weeks! :):) Good idea to take all the kids to the jury duty thing-- you will have to let me know how it goes! I hope you don't have to do it. :)