In case we haven’t mentioned it, I’m very pregnant, with TWINS. I’m now 33 weeks along and before I know it, our little ones will be here. Considering the fact that I’m having twins, I’ve been lucky to be fairly active throughout my pregnancy. I continued to camp up until 22 weeks when I realized I couldn’t deal with sleeping on the floor anymore.
Last week, my doctor put me on bed rest because my blood pressure is creeping up on me. Now I’m being forced to slow down (ha- I say that as if my giant belly wasn’t slowing me down already). As frustrating as bed rest is, it’s very clear to me that my number one job is to just bake these babies in my tummy as long as possible. If that means primarily lying down for the next month and a half, I can do it. There will be plenty of time for adventure after the babies come.
We’re really excited about raising our kids with an appreciation for the outdoors (and I’m not just talking about Kismat and I- happily, Emily and Mai-yan are ridiculously excited too). I’d love to hear from any parents who’ve taken their little ones camping and adventuring. Did anyone take their babies hiking in wraps or other carriers? How old were your kids when you started? When did you take your kids on their first camping trips? How did taking babies change what gear you brought and how you planned your trips? Please share!
Just for fun, here’s a video of my
aliens babies kicking. You’ll see the first kick about 10 seconds in. Yes, that is Antiques Roadshow in the background.