I have been a fan of babywearing since Chloe[my 1st] was born. I crazy worry about the whole flat head thing that happens to babies when they are placed on their backs too often, so I try to carry them as much as possible[within reason]. Colton’s head looks like a bowling ball – this makes me smile.
I have a Baby Bjorn, a Baby Bjorn with back support, a sling, and a Moby Wrap. All of them have worked great – up until now.
My little baby is not-so-little. For the past couple of weeks I have had this intense pain in my right hip while carrying him. I know it is from his weight sitting directly on a nerve when I do not have him in a carrier. The problem now, is that he is fast approaching the weight limit on the carriers so my back hurts when I use them. My body is not aligned. I can feel this when I run.
My soon-to-be 6 month old weighs 21 1/2 pounds. I looked up when Miles[my 2nd] first weighed 21 pounds and it was when he was one. I basically I carry around a one year old all day.
My back and hip can not take much more of this. I have said this 1,000 times and I’ll say it again. This is why God made babies so cute. I can assure you that I never thought I would lug around 21+ pounds, be in pain and still smile while doing it. I love this boy.