Before having Clementine, my husband and I were the outdoorsy, adventurous type. We rock climbed, camped, skied, hiked, road tripped, and explored. Travel was our priority, above home ownership or expensive things. Whenever we had time off work and money saved up, we would go somewhere - whether it was to the next state over for a rockclimbing trip or to the next country over for a meandering road trip. Even though we have travelled with Clementine, I would have to say that one of the hardest things about adjusting to parenthood has been the lack of spontaneity. Especially as Clementine gets older and more attached to her daily routines.
We wake up early (so early the stars are still in the sky), breastfeed, play, eat, change a diaper, play, sleep then repeat. Our days are simple and sweet, and not very spontaneous at all. Adventure is a wander around the wharf, watching the ferries come and go while Clementine rests in her sling. It's a far cry from what we used to think was adventurous, but I know that those days will come again. Until then, I'm wholeheartedly embracing this season in our lives.
Over the last 6 months, I've documented the art of babywearing for the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries, vol iv. We're so lucky to have these precious memories captured, and I want to, once again, thank all of the photographers who helped with our project: Jodi Wilson, Pia Jane Bijkerk, Tim Coulson, Gui Jorge, Luisa Brimble and Lou Buma. I'd also like to thank Sakura Bloom, for giving us this wonderful opportunity.
I wear Clementine in the pure linen sling in twilight.
Lou Buma (of Sunny & Scout photography) is the wonderful photographer behind these images. She shot with Cedar napping on her back - babywearing in front of, and behind the camera.