I'm going to send out a message to the masses...
So here's the thing. You remember that girl you saw bouncing on the horse? Acting like a fool? Turns out when she's not practicing for her days in the circus, she's begging to be picked up and held. Most of the time I try to ignore her, and redirect her pleas. However more recently when we've been out walking, or in a store, Noelle is refusing to be anywhere other than in my arms. I really have no problem with this, but my back truly does.
I've suffered from lumbar issues since the day that Jon and I returned home from our honeymoon. I ended up flat on my back for almost a week due to an unknown back injury... It was B-A-D. I've re-injured it quite a few times since then, but nothing like that first time... Lets all knock on wood together here :)
Anyway this all leads me to this post... I have, since the girls were born, been relying solely on my Hotsling. While I love it, it's not the best sling for what I'm using it for. Noelle is currently weighing in at 21 lbs and my only option for carrying her in that sling is on my hip... I love that it keeps my hands free, but I fear that it's hurting my back. I have a wonderful friend who has made me a Mei Tai, and I'm eager to try that out, and see how she adapts to it's new style... But after reading an email from my friend Jennifer, and doing some research on my own, I recognized that if Noelle continues needing to be carried everywhere I'm going to need an Ergo.
I'm ok with that. What I'm not ok with, is the $92 price tag attached to the carrier. I've searched Craigs List, Ebay, and every other online marketplace known to man... Every person is selling their used Ergo for $80+ dollars... Wow. Do you know how much ground beef I can buy with that?
So anyway, do you know anyone that is looking to part with their Ergo? I will happily return it to you in probably 6 months! :) I can't fathom that this stage will last too much longer... Goodness knows... My back certainly won't last that long.