I've been wanting a baby carrier that I could use to carry Fiona on my back for awhile. I love my sling, but it is just uncomfortable to carry her in that right now, while my belly is so big. So I hit up a good sale at JoAnn's and bought some fabric to make myself a Mei Tai carrier. I was a little worried that it would be difficult, but it turned out to be not bad at all.
I'm pretty proud of myself actually. I usually sew at my Mom's house because I'm pretty much a novice and that way I have help if I screw something up. My parents went out of town to San Diego and I had my Mom's old sewing machine and really wanted to get started on this project, so I decided to tackle it alone. There were a few set backs and no expert seamstresses should look to closely because there are a few wonky spots, but overall I think it turned out really well. Fiona and I had to try it out right away of course, so excuse the Monday morning grossness.
I'm so excited about having a carrier that will work for back carries. It's really comfy and Fiona doesn't seem to mind either. I've carried her and my daycare kiddo, Miss G, to the park a couple of times in it without any trouble. In fact, it's so comfortable that Miss G falls asleep after I walk about 2 feet.
I might even decide to make another one for Nathan to wear. He liked the idea, but was very much against wearing anything with butterflies on it. I may have to make a more manly one so he can use it too. Or else talk him into buying me an Ergo or Beco or something.