Ru added me as a contributor to the blog now that I am on mat leave and have more time than her for this kind of thing. Hooray!
This week we started wearing Signal in our mei tai on our backs. Shhhh. Don't tell. He's technically too young to be riding around on our backs, but at 17.5lbs, he is starting to get too heavy to carry around on our fronts all them time.
As much as I love my Peanut Shell, it is starting to kill my shoulder when I carry him in cradle hold, and he is still too small to do a hip carry. So the mei tai it is. We purchased our mei tai from www.meitaicarrier.com. It's awesome and really comfortable. We went for a walk with Signal on Ru's back, and he loved it. He looked around at the trees and the cars and was mesmerized. I also wore him on my back a bit this week to go down to the laundry room (we don't have a washer and dryer in our apartment.) He liked that too!
Although I do love the mei tai, I am coveting our next baby carrier. The mei tai is great, but if Signal wants out of it when we are out and about, it has really long straps and is kind of hard to deal with. So... I want an Ergo. It is a structured carrier like a Bjorn, but it is ergonomically correct so that the baby is not hanging from his/her crotch. Their weight is properly distributed on their bums. I am hoping that perhaps we will get some Easter money from our extended family to put towards one. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Wish me luck :)