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ruck-bu part 2

Ok – This post will be long & picture heavy but I want to get the ruck-bu instructions out in one post.  Imay do a follow-up post with adjustments I would make it creating another.  So far I LOVE it!  I love the wicking inner (which you can do with any mei-tai/SSC style carrier).  I love how EASY it is to get the baby up!  I love the extra support from the wrap straps.   What I don’t love so far – wrap straps are long…. which means they can drag on the ground (similar to a wrap) & I would make my shoulder straps wider & probably add thicker padding if I had a do-over.  Then again it is summer & I am wearing sleeveless shirts – when I have longer sleeves on that may not bother me at all.

You can see my initial post for more info on supplies & inspiration/why here – Ruck-bu  …. no I wasn’t sneezing I meant ruck-bu!

Laid out as it would be used (with the waist flipped up creating the babies seat
Laid out as it would be used (with the waist flipped up creating the babies seat

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Ruck-bu …. no I wasn’t sneezing I meant ruck-bu!

This is a new creation of mine!   I used a few sites for ideas/insrpiration.  They includeCherry Berry Baby and Barefoot and Pregnant, Esquire.

Being on kid #2 and being smarter but also on the go more I have found myself interested in carrying Sam around instead of using a stroller everywhere (because there are places where strollers just don’t go or don’t go easily).  I started out with an Ergo and a loaner ring sling (thank you Monika!).  I liked both at first.

The Ergo started to both my back once Sam hit about 15# though & the ring sling was a loaner and unless you are VERY capable with it, you shouldn’t really back carry.

So I got into baby wrapping.  The beauty of a wrap is that they are super flexible.  The downside is they aren’t very intuitive – just a large length of woven fabric really.   Alot of moms have probably tried out a Moby wrap – very similar but longer & stretchier than a woven.  Woven wraps can carry kids… not just babies – KIDS!  I got two different lengths for Mother’s Day & found I liked each for different things… but my longer “rainbow” wrap had a hem flaw.  The manufacturer (Little Frog in Poland) was AWESOME and replaced it leaving me with the “flawed” wrap.  So I set out to make a DIY creation with it.

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To cloth or not… that is the question

A bit about me – I am a believer in eating clean, whole foods etc. (doesn’t mean I do it), but I am not a hard core crunchy mama.   I don’t do organic, I use regular detergent & (until recently-that’s another story) cleaning products, I didn’t know what an amber necklace was until a week ago & I doubt I would know one if I saw one!

For you crunchy mamas out there – good for you!   I just don’t have the energy because it’s not my thing that I am passionate about (how would I find time to scrapbook or quilt).

Cloth for 50

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T minus 10 days

I had grand plans at the end of 2012 to really do alot of blogging & crafting & sharing of projects in 2013.  And then as we were nearing the “throw in the towel” point in having a 2nd kiddo it happened!  I would like to say I just went on with doing everything I wanted to, but I didn’t.  Now I am nearing the end & reflecting back, wondering what life will be like with 2 kids, what a newborn will do to my daily routines etc.  If there was ever a time to start up a new routine – now is it – because a new one will start one way or the other right?

fb Cover Photo

These pictures were taken by the same photographer we have had take all of Andy’s picture to date – Lea Murphy.  She does GREAT work & we had so much fun going in for belly pictures – which we didn’t do when I was pregnant with Andy!  I have a few more to share at the end of the post. Continue reading T minus 10 days

A few project teasers

I can’t resist sharing a few recent projects with you. 

First, this is a card that I made for a friend who is in hospice and also a fellow card maker. 

Thinking of you card for MJ

 

Next are a few recent digital scrapbook pages that I have made for myself – these are the start of my new son Andy’s baby album (well one of his albums anyway).   🙂

 Left half of a 2page ultrasound spread

 

Right half of a 2page ultrasound spread

Thanks!

Heather