Full term baby!

Full-term – me at 37 weeks.

Two weeks and five days until baby Predator is due and OMG The Boy and I are so excited to meet our mini-human. My hospital bag is packed, the nursery is complete and the baby capsule has been installed – now it’s time to play the waiting game.

We’ve been wondering what he/she will look like and asking the important questions such as will he/she enjoy the comedy of Will Ferrel as much as we do? Will Predator be a Collingwood or West Coast Eagles supporter? What if he/she doesn’t love music? How soon is too soon for dancing lessons?

But seriously as long as he/she is healthy and happy that is all that matters. Let the fun begin!

Maternally yours, Ready-to-go

To sling or not to sling

The Hug-a-Bub wrap. Photo: Hug-a-Bub

Help – I really need some advice.

I am keen to buy a baby sling and have been busy researching the pros and cons but I can’t decide which type to spend my cash on. It doesn’t help that I don’t know anyone who has used one before and despite reading countless forums on the topic I am more confused than ever.

I have narrowed it down to three – the Hug-a-Bub wrap, the Hug-a-Bub Ring Sling or the Mamaway Ring Sling.

I only plan to use it for the first six months and I want to steer clear of carriers such as those by Baby Bjorn as I have heard all sorts of negative things about them such as stunting growth and being bad for baby’s hips. I also think they might be too straining on my back which I already have problems with.

Any advice would be most appreciated 🙂

Maternally yours, Confused.