Gifts for the new baby…

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This cartoon is soooo hilarious and accurate.

Did you hire anyone to assist you after your birth? Which did you find the MOST helpful? Did you hire them for subsequent births, or only the first?
It is so funny how many “THINGS” we think we need with the first baby, then we actually give birth and find out what we reallllly need. Haha!

Diapers. Milk. Sling. Clothes. and HELP!

 

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VV IS COMING BACK

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Vice Versa, originally designed by PAXmommy Jillian as an ode to rainbow lovers everywhere, has been on babywearer’s top 10 lists for years! A gorgeous classic, our PAXexclusive Vice Versa is now available as a pre order via PAXbaby.com in TWO wefts and TWO weaves! Order your VV just as you like it! These are beautiful hand woven wraps made in Guatemala just for PAXbaby!!!!! Click here: http://shop.paxbaby.com/girasol-vice-versa-exclusive-woven-wrap/ for your choices of wrap length, and if you have any questions, please be sure to ask! Email the PAXmoms at help@PAXbaby.com or refer to our PAXblog for woven wrap insight!
Our pre order will remain open as long as we have wraps available; our shipment is expected in January 2017!
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Wrap UP

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Just when you thought the PAXmoms didn’t have anything else up their rainbow sleeves, BAM; here’s something new and adorable! Our newest PAXexclusive #disneybound design is soaring high! Our combination of a charming house silhouette and a bouquet of technicolored balloons makes the perfect baby carrier for every UP aficionado! Available in TWO colorways and TWO fiber blends, and sewn into wraps, ring slings, totes, blankets and buckle carriers, the sky is the limit on your dedication to this pattern! * Wrap UP * is available for pre order here: http://shop.paxbaby.com/natibaby-wrap-up-exclusive/ ; you may be able to choose between carriers, but how will you ever choose between colorways? Russell is a blue gradient while Kevin is the bolder brighter version. Will you get your Wilderness Explorer Badge? Only by wearing your little Lasseter fan baby in PAXbaby’s UP #cosplay carrier!

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We have two sizes of carriers in our offer:

- Infant (smaller) – main panel dimensions: 39 cm x 43 cm (about 15 x 17 inches).

- Toddler (bigger) – main panel dimensions: 45 cm x 54 cm (about 21 x 18 inches).

The waist band is the same length in big and small carrier, but the belt can be extended.

Maximum hip circumference is 135 cm (53,15 inches).
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*100% Cotton*

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BABY #9!

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Well… the news is out… PAXmommy Jillian is expecting Baby Number NINE sometime in July 2017!!!
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NEW BB-Tais at PAXbaby.com!!!

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If you are that babywearer looking for the ideal carrier that will grow with your baby and adjust easily from one parent to the other, you have found the magic solution! The sash-style tying system is simple to use, fully adjustable, and comfortable for both wearer and child. The malleable fabric has been woven to mimic the ease of a shirt that wraps around the curves of baby and wearer. Suitable for kangaroo care (skin-to-skin carrying) and breastfeeding, the BB Tai can be used to carry the baby in front, on the hip, or on the back once baby can sit unassisted. By using the features of the included removable infant insert or sizing strap, baby can be safely carried, right from birth.

Please note that the Insert will be included for all colors except Campanula Blue and Grey Sage, and the Sizing Strap is used for the Campanula Blue and Grey Sage. This information is subject to manufacturer decision which may change without notification.
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The shoulder straps are 78″ long. The waistband is 80″ long. Babylonia’s BB Tai has been weight tested for babies 8-33 pounds. Each carrier includes a matching zippered bag for storage, and has been woven with 100% Organic Cotton and non-toxic dyes.

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A size adjuster has been added to the back panel. This helps to create the ideal size (knee to knee) for every baby. Every BB Tai comes with an instruction leaflet as well as a user manual. There are also pinch pleats sewn into in the back panel resulting in a slightly smaller panel and an improved deep seat to provide baby with ergonomically M-shaped legs and a rounded back. Also, a small change has been made to the top of the panel. This is now rounded to give neck support to smaller babies and more height for a taller baby.

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The cords of the headrest come with a toggle used for fastening the headrest in the upright position. The hood is easy to use and manipulate with one hand. Use this for neck support, breastfeeding coverage, and naps!
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The newly improved BB Tai comes from Europe with bells on its toes; this mei tai carrier is a PAXbaby favorite and has faithfully carried many of our children in its cozy cuddle.  Order now from this array of designs to receive your Babylonia BB TAI. Enjoy & *happy babywearing*
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Waiting

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***Please take caution when reading this heartfelt post; you may be triggered if you have been affected by pregnancy loss.
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Now that you have tried to make a baby, there’s the endless two week wait while you wrestle with the inner turmoil and emotional personal disputes not limited to “was now the right time?” “should we have waited?” “am I ready?” “are WE ready?” “what will I do if we are pregnant?” “what will I do if we’re NOT pregnant.” For me, having lost our eighth baby in May but knowing for 21 days before I started bleeding that the early birth was imminent, my current wait for my period to start is causing PTSD style flashbacks. A few months ago I was hanging onto each moment with my baby and trying not to lose my mind in grief. Here I am today, hoping for the best, but expecting nothing, and reliving each day of my loss while I carefully check my toilet paper (ok, you got me! family cloth!) for a trace of blood or ANY clue as to why I am now 2 days late without a positive on my pregnancy tests. Speaking of which, I ordered a stack of 100 cheapies from Amazon when we decided that September would be our first TRY month! I love the cheap sticks because I can pee away without worrying about the money; I limited myself to 1 a day but quickly progressed to 2. Given the fact that I am crying at the latest episode of This Is Us, craving eggs (I’m a VEGAN!), and I suddenly think that coffee tastes gross, I want to believe that I am pregnant and my HCG levels just aren’t caught up yet. But on the other hand, I have become a public crier since losing my Blaise in May, my friend Guin has been hooking us up with amazing happy eggs from her backyard chickens, and at PAXretreat I was treated to amazing cappuccino every day so ordinary coffee is kind of gross in comparison. So maybe these aren’t symptoms as much as they are just part of being me.

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The thoughts that go through my mind every time I step into the bathroom to pee on ANOTHER stick are :
You just bribed your other kids to stay downstairs with some gluten free cookies and a science based show on Netflix so that you could go in the bathroom and cry. This is a new low.

You can’t even go to the bathroom without at least one child sitting in your lap. How will you fit your belly in here too??

If you pee on your hand one more time while aiming for the pee stick….

And my personal favorite, your baby is finally sleeping through the night and 100% potty trained except the occasional accident. WHY ON EARTH would you want to start all over?

But the thoughts that go through my mind each time I pee on another stick and see that negative sticking its tongue out at me are :
You have peed on 10 sticks in the last 3 days; just wait and see.

You are the most impatient person I know.

You need to drink more water; your pee isn’t clear!

You need to calm down, and focus on the 7 little blessings waiting for you downstairs, covered with cookie crumbs and filled with new Science facts to share with you.

You need to accept with grace whatever happens this month.

Next month is another cycle, another chance for the baby that YOU KNOW you are meant to hold in your arms.

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But let me tell you, the wait is so stressful, and the associations I can give every odd event make my emotions swing wildly within minutes. I took 2 naps yesterday; I MUST be pregnant! I don’t feel like eating; I MUST NOT be pregnant! My breasts hurt; I MUST be pregnant! I have high highs and low lows like PMS; I MUST NOT be pregnant! My belly is sticking out even though I’m not eating much and exercising daily; I MUST be pregnant!

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Now add to this emotional rollercoaster the guilt that I feel for closing the story of my 8th baby, and wanting to try again for #9. Did I give her tiny life enough respect. Have I taught the kids well that though they never got to meet their baby sister, she counts as one of their siblings. Was I a good enough mom to my Blaise during our 15 weeks together.  Am I ready to share my love with someone new.  Am I ready to be pregnant again, count the weeks again, and hold my breath until we pass that 15 week mark when I gave birth last. Will my body be ready in 36ish weeks to be healthy, and my mind to be whole and focused and not remembering the pain and suffering that a year beforehand brought me to my hardest birth. Can I give a new baby the grace to not replace my Blaise, but to be another love of my life, not detracting from my previous experience, but adding a new bud to the beautiful bouquet of lives, deaths, and memories that I hold in my heart.
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Am I strong enough? Am I mom enough? Time will tell.
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PAXbirthday9 – holdebaby

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Thank you, holdebaby for providing the most adorable teething necklaces for our PAXbirthday winners! These adorable necklaces are perfect for babywearers and caregivers alike as they not only are amazing for little teethers but can also be worn backwards for your child to play with when they are in a back carry! <3 LOVE! THANK YOU!!!

 

 

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PAXmommy Mel’s loss

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“This should be my belly right now. I know five babies was not in our “plan” but now that #5 is no longer here, the pain of the loss runs deep. I never knew how much miscarriage can mess with your hormones, your mind, your heart. I should be prepping tiny diapers and finishing last minute quilts and blankies right now. Instead, I’m packing up the last of Baby #4’s diapers knowing there will never be another little baby here again. If anything, this experience has given me way more empathy to others going through the same thing. “It’s probably for the best.” And “be thankful for the kids you have” are not comforting … The grief is real, whether the baby was planned or not. The hormone fluctuation is real, and can make you feel off the wall. I know it is not my fault but the guilt of having four healthy, easy pregnancies and then a loss, is real. What went wrong with this one? I compare my loss to others, and think, “Ok, you need to suck it up – other people have been through WAY worse.” “At least it wasn’t _____” But, I need to allow myself sadness, time to grieve. My loss was real. It may be different, but it is still real.

I was ok for awhile here, but now that the EDD is looming, the pain is all so fresh again. Thankful that my hormones are no longer a rollercoaster. Thankful for the few friends that “get it”. Thankful for Luc’s sweet snuggles and thankful for jiu jitsu for keeping me sane. I don’t normally post like this but normalizing miscarriage might help someone else reach out. It can be an isolating journey, when no one else feels the pain but you. ????????#babyJett #baby5

PAXmommy Mel lost her Baby #5 this past winter, and today would have been her EDD.

If you are ever feeling alone on this journey, please know that we are here for you. Email us, post on this wall, or comment below that you need a friend. You are not alone, PAXfriends. <3

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Win a SOLLY BABY Wrap

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Who wants to win a baby carrier for your group today? Group leaders, please comment on our Facebook post! Group members, like the comment! PAXbaby.com has TWO carriers to give away! One will go to the comment with the MOST LIKES! The other will be awarded to a random comment from a babywearing group leader! Two carriers, two winners, and a lotta love for Solly Baby who provided PAXbaby with these amazingly adorable carriers to give away! Check your emails on Monday; winners will be notified through their PAXaccounts to confirm their babywearing group shipping addresses! Hip hip hooray!!!
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Carl & Ellie

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Adventure is out there, and with PAXbaby & Jublii carrying your baby, it is yours for the finding! Enjoy PAXbaby’s newest #disneybound buckle carriers in the amazingly fun UP theme, and notice the little details we have put into these cuties! From the reversible strap wraps to the attached grape soda lid, our PAXexclusive Jublii SSC are just darling from top to bottom! Head to Paradise Falls and beyond while wearing your *Carl* or *Ellie* carrier. *Carl* has a front panel of floating houses and accessories featuring eyeglasses, clouds and balloons, of course! *Ellie* has a bright balloon motif and details of houses, clouds, and glasses! Troop 54 has given their thumbs way up to these carriers; you can earn your parenting merit badge every day of the week simply by wearing one!

**Buckle carrier, hood, and strap wraps created by Jublii Creations LLC. Carrier accessory made by ShopLidora; this snap on bottle cap can be attached anywhere you like. Please remove before washing your carrier to retain the shape and vibrancy of the embroidery!

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