Meet one of our newest VBEs here at BWI Austin, Vera!
I chose Vera for this week because I love and respect her experience. Vera has been wearing her babies for over 10 years! Over Thai food, I was taken back when Vera once said, “baby wearing came so naturally to me that when I was pregnant with my first daughter, I was just like, ‘what am I going to wear her in?'” Not even a question of if, but how. I love that.
Hello babywearing blog readers, I’m Vera Wright and have four fabulous children with my wonderful husband CJ. We met during our undergrad at SWT when there was an SWT in San Marcos. Apparently we had many encounters all over campus and beyond (including me being a figure model in one of his art classes) but I’m pretty obtuse so I finally *got it* when letters and flowers began to appear on my doorstep in regular intervals a decade ago. Our girls are now 8 and 6 years old, our boys are 2 years and nearly 2 months old.
We knew we wanted to wear my babies from the very beginning and we did. We purchased our first sling (a little star hemp pouch) at eco-wise before our first daughter was even born.
We were crazy and young and so took off to the Rainbow Gathering in W. Virginia when she was just five weeks old.Here I am wearing her there… this is significant because there I saw other mothers who had their babies strapped to them with lovely colored fabric. They told me it was called a wrap, that it was made for carrying babies. I fell in LOVE.
I mostly wear my newest little boy in wraps and ring slings right now, but need to make sure I have a nice ruck-worthy wrap or toddler sized SSC handy because more often than ever before our two year old wants up since he sees his baby brother getting all the snuggles lately.
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