Gorgeous guest stars: My wife!

March 17, 2010 at 12:01 pm 35 comments

Yes, I skipped her straight to the head of the queue. Obnoxious, aren’t I? But she was so proud of tandem babywearing, and deservedly so.

The babies have just turned seven months old. I have no idea what they weigh – but a week before 6 months, Snort was over 18 lbs and Coconut over 17. Yes, we have big twins!

The above is her first ever picture of her with both babies! (She is using two buckle tais – like mei tais, but with buckles instead of long straps you knot.)

The long shot:

And, this is the part where she’s a genius. For those not in the know, mei tais often have sleephoods. You can see one on the Coconut’s back above, actually – that flap of fabric hanging down. When a baby falls asleep, particularly on the back, head lolling and flopping can happen. With a sleephood, you pull it up, attach it to the straps, and blam! Head support.

The Connecta Snort is in doesn’t have a sleephood (oh, we should’ve spent the extra 5.00!) so when they were asleep and his head was flopping, here’s what she did:

She used our most useful wrap ever (said wrap currently helping to bind my pelvis), slipped it around him and tied in front. She has also subsequently done this with a pashmina:

And more love:

Ok, and this last pic? They are all staring at YOU, waiting for a congratulatory comment on my wife finally cracking tandem babywearing!

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Entry filed under: Asian/SSC, babywearing, guest stars, questions, twin babywearing.

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  • 1. nic @mybottlesup  |  March 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    ok i have a two year old (as of next month) so the tandem babywearing thing isn’t really my bag at this moment… 🙂 that being said, i just wanted to leave a comment and say that your family is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! and i know i’ve told you that before, but i just wanted to say it again with your beautiful wife in this post.

    sooooo sweet this is… 🙂

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  • 2. Linda  |  March 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Looks like all are having a great time together!
    3 of the most gorgeous smiles I have ever seen.

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  • 3. Henrysmum  |  March 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Great pics of such smiley babies! And babywearing like a pro too. I’ve used a pashmina as head support with our babyhawk too – same regrets about spending out on the hood!

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  • 4. Diane  |  March 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I’m just so freaking impressed that you can load them both in like that. Did she get them in by herself, or did you need to help? I just ask because when I wear my 1-year-old, I usually need help. And she’s just barely 20 lbs. herself!

    What a beautiful family. You are both lucky mamas.

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  • 5. Marybeth  |  March 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Holy st.patricks day they’re beautiful! Well done at the babywearing, mamma!!! You’ve got skills!
    Also, the babies are so big!!! Aaaaaagh!!!!

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  • 6. Christy  |  March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Great job Suzy!!!!! It looks like all 3 of you are enjoying it and that is the most important thing.
    Smart work with the improvised sleephood.

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  • 7. Heidi  |  March 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Just another bit of evidence on the mountain of proof that you are truly practically perfect in every way! Yea Mummy and babes!

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  • 8. Nina  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen women look so good wearing babies!! Great job!! 🙂

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  • 9. Naomi  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Well done Suzy! Look forward to more pics 🙂

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  • 10. Darlene  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Great job Suzy! I just want to know…..how long do you wear twins anyway? lol Happy St. Patrick’s Day to the wee little folk!

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  • 11. Compadre  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I will be honest, I never knew there was so much to know about strapping a baby to your person… but dude, you clearly rock it!

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  • 12. Gliding through motherhood  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Awesome job and gorgeous photos!! 🙂

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  • 13. Joni Rae  |  March 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    That is brilliant. I get tired wearing one 20lb baby!

    Great job!!!

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  • 14. Lea  |  March 17, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    You look awesome! Bravo!

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  • 15. Skeet  |  March 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Good work Suzy! You make it look easy. Just another testament to what a brilliant mum you are 🙂

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  • 16. Tia  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    She looks amazing carrying both babies! I don’t know how you moms do it! The babies seem to enjoy it. 🙂

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  • 17. catsandcradles  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Awesome! Y’all all look very comfortable, and very happy. 🙂

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  • 18. Erica  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Suzy – you are a natural. Can’t wait to see you guys again… what will ever become of life when they get to big to wear?

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  • 19. Chibi Jeebs  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    You have such a gorgeous family! ❤

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  • 20. Maya  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    AWESOME! I was just talking babywearing with a friend of mine the other day, and saying how I have nothing but admiration for the women (and me) who can tandem babywear. I wish I was able to!

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  • 21. Melissa  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Such happy babies! Such superpro babywearing! What fun pictures. 🙂

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  • 22. MomOnTheGo  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    That is one strong mama! Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  • 23. Christina from "Country A"  |  March 17, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Way to go, Suzy.. way to take steps to keep those babies close and snuggled in, and to give Alison a bit of a break

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  • 24. Kara (karahugstrees on twitter)  |  March 17, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    That is awesome! I am so impressed with you both. If I end up getting a nanny job with another little one, I’m totally coming here to figure out how to wear two babies at once!

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  • 25. Tatiana  |  March 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I can’t even figure out how to get one snug in a mei tai, so I can’t imagine trying to get two secure! you ladies & your babies are the best ❤

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  • 26. Lyssie  |  March 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Suzy looks amazingly comfortable with the tandem babywearing and the twins look like they’re loving it. Well done to you both, I couldn’t imagine trying to wear two babies at once. My head spins at the idea.

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  • 27. Karen  |  March 17, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Awesome! Go wifey! They look so happy. They have such loving mamas… Lucky babes.

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  • 28. Sarah  |  March 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Fab fab fab!

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  • 29. Della  |  March 17, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    you’re a rockstar!

    my single 17-or-18 lb wears me out. i’m kinda afraid to carry both her and the 22lb toddler, but that’s practically what you’re doing there! amazing! 🙂

    [of course with the extra 30-40 lbs I’m lugging around, I might have a get of jail free card for not copying you :)]

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  • 30. Kate Murphy  |  March 17, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    I am so jealous you make that look so easy and you look stunning to boot! Well done!

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  • 31. Andrea  |  March 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Absolutely fabulous! It tickles me that you two enjoy babywearing so much, it’s so good for Moms and babies.

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  • 32. Winnie  |  March 18, 2010 at 12:05 am

    yaay!!! you are looking fabulous!! 🙂

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  • 33. Pufferfish  |  March 18, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Go Jen!
    Ours aren’t big enough for a mei tei yet, but this is encouraging.

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  • 34. pamela  |  March 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

    what a lovely family!

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  • 35. Michelle  |  March 18, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, what more can i say….luckiest babies ever, having Mummies like you two!

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