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THE SLING DIARIES: EXPRESSION

Posted on: Wednesday









There is no sweeter sound to me than that of her voice.  Whether she's singing along with her favorite songs, reading her books to Nico, calling out my name a million times a day, or having "conversations" with strangers, I can't get enough.  WIth confidence and enthusiasm and more than a bit of talent, my little girl knows how to express herself with that lovely little voice.

When her baby squeals began to take on a pattern actual notes at just a few months old, we convinced ourselves that we were hearing things.  When she started to gently sing herself to sleep a few weeks later, we were baffled.  When she began to join in with her Papa's guitar playing, we knew we were witnessing something magical. Our little girl liked to make noise, and she wasn't half bad either.

Now, months and months later, she awakens with her Papa every morning and they sing along to their favorite albums together. Each time we pass a musician in the subway she stops to dance, and offers an enthusiastic round of applause when their set comes to a close.  She talks nonstop with random strangers on the train, making friends everywhere we go.  Throughout the day, I try to encourage her to express herself and communicate with everyone she meets.  It's amazing how many people are startled, and then thrilled, to look up from their phone on the subway or bus and find a miniature little songstress serenading them.  She brightens up faces all over the city, and eagerly blows everyone a kiss on our way out the door.

No, Biet is not shy when it comes to expressing herself. As a more reserved "behind the camera" kind of gal myself, I can only imagine that she inherits this from her Papa.  As my second pregnancy now nears an end and I try to take it easy, Biet has been spending more and more time on her Papa's hip.  They go out each day together to walk Nico through the city, and return with matching grins across their faces. I imagine them strolling the streets, two characters humming a tune in unison and tipping their hats to everyone who passes.  Maybe one day they'll even put an act together.  That would make for one proud Mama.

Sing on, my baby girl, sing on.


This post is the fourth installment of the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries. You can see all previous entries here.  I am wearing the Simple Linen Baby Sling in Emerald.


53 COMMENTS:

  1. hi, I read your blog recently. I spent a few days in NY and now I'm back there in your texts. Thank you for that.

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    1. Thank you for reading Marcelka!

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  2. That post is beautiful! Thank you for offering a glimpse into your life. You have a beautiful family, touchwood. xx

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  3. what a wonderful post!!
    totally love these slings. i haave one for my babysitt kids too!

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    1. I have gotten hooked on them! Admittedly, it is harder to carry Biet around at all as I near the end of my pregnancy, but i am so looking forward to wrapping a newborn in a sling!

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  4. Lovely peek into your life. Thanks for this cute post. :)

    -Lindsey

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  5. i love the way you write, and the photos are beautiful!
    http://christanncox.blogspot.com

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    1. Christa you are so sweet! It is so nice to read comments like yours about my writing, thank you!

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  6. I'm diggin' how your husband is wearing the baby wrap! Way to go papa : )

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    1. Right?? It took him a while to get used to putting it on, but now he straps a baby on like it aint no thing! :)

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  7. Just discovered your blog a few days ago, and I love it! Your family is beautiful, and I love the way you write. I also really like how you offer readers a glimpse into your life, but not too much.
    Your daughter is so cute though! I would be one of those people who smiled and loved if she sang/spoke to me!

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    1. Thank you Rachael, your words are so kind! I'm sure she would have a full blown conversation with you (in baby-babble, of course) if we ever crossed paths. :)

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  8. Love, love, love this!

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  10. I do love papa babywearing
    xx

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    1. Me too, honey! (and my back loves it too!)

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    2. ..which is not to say that slings aren't super comfy, but sometimes carrying one baby is enough :)

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  11. You are so cute, Belle! Rock that pregnant belly.

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    1. Thank you Hannah!! I'm trying to rock it while I still can!

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  12. So wonderful! I just love when men wear babies! My husband really enjoys his time wearing our little one too! Beautiful blog!

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    1. Thank you Summer! Gaby was a little intimidated at first by the sling, but now he loves it. When he sees how easy it is to carry a newborn in one, I have a feeling he will REALLY love it!

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  13. That is the sweetest post...
    And those photos are too gorgeous! (Love the green on Papa too!)
    When are you due?
    Ronnie xo

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    1. Thank you Ronnie! I am due on Feb 21st!!

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  14. This is awesome! Your kid sounds so sweet. And I do love papa wearing babies. Nice photos of you! Keep sharing!!!

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  15. Love the pictures, and the dog! Where did you get the coat? We have a pittie in Chicago and my poor guy is always shivering.

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  17. Quester is a Pakistan-based questioning answering website where people can ask questions and we try our best to provide them with the best answers. Anyone can ask any legit question in English or Roman Urdu and we provide answers in the same language format. www.quester.pk

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  18. Quester is a Pakistan-based questioning answering website where people can ask questions and we try our best to provide them with the best answers. Anyone can ask any legit question in English or Roman Urdu and we provide answers in the same language format. www.quester.pk

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