sakura bloom sling diaries: dreams

Wednesday, January 15, 2014



When I was a toddler, I told my mom that I wanted to have 100 babies when I grew up. Later, as a grown up, I would daydream about what it would be like to be pregnant, to give birth, to care for a baby. The reality is better (and harder too) than the daydream.

When she snuggles into me to nurse, or when she reaches her arms out for me to hold her, or when we play and she explodes into a full body giggle, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Being Clementine's mum is my favourite thing.

I'm thrilled to be included in a group of 17 other mums and dads, documenting the art of babywearing for the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries, vol iv. 

I wear Clementine in the pure sling in twilight (not in stock but this one is similar).

Lovely Pia came for a walk with us, and snapped these photos (editing by me). Her daughter, Laly, and Clementine have such a sweet relationship. Laly calls her Baby Tine and they like to hug and give each other kisses.

16 comments:

  1. I always dreamt I'd have a hundred babies too! Haha right now I'm happy with just one.. For the time being anyway. I adore these photos! Clementine looks divine, as always. Love your hair!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the little Laly photo bomb!

    (P.S - gorgeous photos Pia x)

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  3. These photos are so dreamy. I've never been sure about having kids, but since reading blogs I've learned a lot more about what it means to be a mum, both the good and the bad. It's so inspiring and it makes it seem so much more realistic - so much more achievable! Blogs like yours make me feel a bit more hopeful, like maybe I can do it too one day.

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  4. Gaby you two look so precious in these photos! and can't believe how big Clementine is now!

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  5. Dear Gaby, even though I've been reading your blog for almost two years now and I've always done it with the utmost delight (man, I feel kinda creepy) I never commented on anything. Anyways, here comes my very first comment which is also a question. I'm currently pregnant (due in mid-May) and deeply in love with the idea of buying a Sakura Bloom Sling. However, including shipping to Europe and in regard to my rather limited budget this seems like kind of a luxury. Still which sling would you recommend to a baby-wearing beginner? Do you think that I should just skip the pure sling and immediately go for a simple or even essential sling to have the support of a double layer of linen or is a pure one "enough" for the start? Did you go so far as to get one of the beautiful silk slings? What are the differences/advantages?
    I hope you don't feel pressured to answer all my questions + thank you so much for everything so far! :)
    Cheerio, Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for your kind words. Re: the slings… I would definitely go for the pure sling to start, in a colour that you love. Initially I bought a neutral colour because I thought it would be more versatile, but now that I have a yellow one, I wear it way more because I love the colour so much. I do have a silk sling and a simple one (thanks to the sling diaries) but I like the pure one just as much as the simple linen. And the very first time I used my silk sling, Clementine vomited all over it ;) So keep that in mind.

      p.s. May is a great month to have a baby, congratulations! x

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    2. Thank you so much for your great tips! We agreed on a Pure Linen in plum but only because I was promised a double layered silk sling for the oh-so-cold German winter :). I'm so looking forward to meeting my May baby especially seeing how beautiful yours is. By the way, if you're ever planning a trip to Europe I'd be more than happy to show you around Berlin/Lisbon (depending on where I am at the time) or at least give you some advice on what to see/eat/drink. Just send me an email! (pugcao@gmail.com)

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    3. You're very welcome :) Berlin is definitely on my bucket list so I'll be sure to get in touch if we ever make it over that way. Thanks for the offer! x

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  6. Love these photos, they are so beautiful. Agree with your sentiments completely :)

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  7. Lovely pictures, you look great and little Clementine cute as ever :)

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  8. Goodness, Gaby these are so beautiful. That first photo looks like it should be in a magazine somewhere! x

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  9. This is the sweetest thing. Babywearing is the best!!

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  10. Oh, what a beautiful post. I can so relate. Love your daughters name! x

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  11. Love how babies make their own names for their friends…Baby Tine is darling

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