Thursday, March 15, 2012

Heavy Load

no, i'm not talking about what's going on in mack's diaper, although they could frequently fall into that category.

this heavy load was actually mack himself, strapped to my chest (love the bjorn!), as we took him for his first hike last weekend. the kid has to be like 100lbs now, or at least that's what he felt like as i climbed a steep hill carrying him all the way. talk about a great workout! i think i'm going to have to make this a daily thing, since we have such great weather and i could use the exercise.

anyway, he slept the entire time, which was so sweet. i love holding him close to me, sweat and all. ;)

the good news of the day was that even with the shift he caused to my center of gravity, i didn't fall down a single time. i wound up having to slow myself down several times to ensure it didn't happen (clutziness is kinda my thing), but it worked and no one brought home a souvenir bruise or scrape. last thing we needed was a trip to the emergency room.

all in all, i would call the adventure a huge success, loved the family time it provided, and will definitely be going again. bring on the family bonding!

don't forget to email me your nominations for the humpday hero award. (no limit to the number of nominations you can send!) let's spread the love!

17 comments:

Kayla and Josh said...

aww how fun! it's been such great weather here we need to go on walks too. i'm glad you didn't fall at all! hahah yeah you are pretty clumsy, but hey so am i! Josh gets SO nervous when i'm using the knife in the kitchen...he is seriously like biting his nails watching me chop up stuff. Anyways glad you had such a fun family bonding time! P.s. your hair looks GREAT! gorgey beaufer! (sp?)

SLESE1014 said...

It's amazing how fast they get heavy in those carriers....but great exercise for us ;) glad you had a successful hike & look forward to hearing about more adventures!!!

Bridget said...

I wish we could go on hikes together! Emily just started liking her carrier and I walked with her the other day- it kicked my ass!

Tiffany said...

Such a good picture!

Diana said...

What a great picture!!!! you look gorgeous and MACK.. WELL HE'S ADORABLE OF COURSE!
sorry for the caps! I got too excited! =)

Those carriers look fun but heavy.. I don't know how much weight I would be able to hold up. hehe.. eeeekkkk.. be careful girlfriend. I know its great exercise though.

NewYearMum said...

What a gorgeous load to carry :)) Love your photo too xo

J.o.s.e.y said...

BEAUTIFUL photo of you and your son!!

I haven't tried the hiking with a pack thing yet. I'm sort of dreading the exercise, but excited for the family time. :)

evsmarie said...

What a beautiful photo!

I stumbled onto your blog via a couple of others and this happened to be the first post I read! :-) Babywearing is the BEST, but if you're finding that Mack if feeling a bit heavy as he gets older/bigger (or that you're sore after wearing the Bjorn) - check out an Ergo or Beco Butterfly (or Gemini). Both of those brands have weight distribution belts so that you can wear a baby a lot longer (I could still comfortably wear my 18-month-old / 26.9 lber if she would let me. lol) and just looonger in general (I've worn my daughter on lengthy hikes and didn't hurt afterward).

Best wishes!!!

marilyn said...

what beautiful picture. I have the moby! My 2 month old loves it! He could be screaming one minute and the moment he gets in his moby...he falls asleep:) I want to go for a hike him him soon.

Deborah said...

You look so beautiful in that picture. Seriously. One of the most gorgeous pictures of you, and there are several of those.

Toiveikas said...

I gave you an award, you can read about it in my blog in this post: http://meille-vauva.blogspot.com/2012/03/tunnustuksia.html

(short paragraph in English)

Don't know if you'r into these kind of things - but I still wanted to give it to you.

BR. Toiveikas

mare said...

beautiful picture. love the baby wearing!

theelusivesecondline said...

I really like this picture. You have a beautiful baby.

ICLW #61

Ernie said...

Isn't it ridiculous how heavy 25 pounds can be!?!? Baby wearing is quite the workout!

Emms said...

Hi from ICLW!

Beautiful picture! I love hiking while carrying our bug. We started in a bjorn and are now to a backpack carrier. It really is an amazing all over body work out!

Maria said...

you and mack are stunning. what a beautiful moment captured in this photo <3

Brittany TYD said...

This sounds like such a blessing! What a sweet little miracle he is :).

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