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Is anyone still reading? 
20th-Apr-2008 11:13 am
I'm getting back into the SCA after several years "off" and was thrilled to find this community. Alas, it seems to be inactive.

If you're still reading, is anyone interested in kicking this back up again?
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20th-Apr-2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Halloooo! I think it's just me these days. Welcome anyway. ;)
21st-Apr-2008 12:06 am (UTC)
Well, we can have lovely SCA-AP discussions together, at least.

How old are your kids? In which Kingdom do you reside? From which period and of which nationality is your persona?
21st-Apr-2008 12:28 am (UTC)
My Bea is 3, mystery belly resident sometime in September. We are in AEthelmearc, but right on the Eastern border. My persona is (was?) Breton, vaguely early (somewhere 7th-9th century) but I never did get very far with that. I had a Norse thing for a while, and I've been doing some research on Anglo Saxons lately. I'll settle on something eventually. ;)

How about you?
21st-Apr-2008 12:51 am (UTC)
I have Liam (age 7) seen here at his first SCA event (disregard the modern shoes and socks) at age 20 months, and Donovan (22 months). We're planning on TTC our third and probably final child some time late summer/early fall.

We're in Meridies, just north of Atlanta in the Shire of Owl's Nest. Back when I was involved in the SCA years ago, I had a 14th century Bohemian persona. I love the long lines of the cotehardies (or whatever people want too call them when they don't want to call them that).
21st-Apr-2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
Not just you! I think Raving Liberal commented on my pleas for help with my nursing keyhole neckline, so hi again!

I am attachment parenting in philosophy with my twins, but workability of baby-wearing, nursing, sleep sharing etc, has been... I'll go with 'elusive'. We're having a singleton in July though, so I am hoping to *look* more like an AP this time around!

So - hey - I even have a question for you. What have you each worked out for period looking baby carriers?
21st-Apr-2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Yep. I'm in ur LJ stalking u. Ok, not so much, but I'm thrilled to see other AP moms in the SCA!

I'm trying to find some period resources on babywearing, but starting with Google makes it difficult. If you Google "renaissance" and "babywearing" you get a lot of articles on the "Renaissance of Babywearing" (ie. the return to popularity of it).

This is a little out of period (after 1648), but Rembrandt has an etching of beggars where the woman is backcarrying a baby in what looks like a shawl or soft backpack -- there appear to be some straps going around her shoulders: http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=767171&coltype=art®no=1869-0001-425

There's some discussion about that carrier here: http://sca.uwaterloo.ca/~fashion/archives/hcos04/hcos03.cl
21st-Apr-2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Hey there! I don't think I've noticed you around here before. :)

I made this pouch: http://www.endlesshills.org/beatrice/emmaus1.jpg and we have a mei tai that I made out of unbleached twill straps and backing for the body, and green linen for the main body panel, with a little pocket and knotwork trim on it. I don't seem to have a pic of that, though. Those, and my Nojo, were the extent of my everyday carriers though. ;) I just wanted things that looked like they blended in, not necessarily trying to copy period stuff. I looked at the pic that is this comm's icon but I can't for the life of me figure out how that worked. I can't manage any kind of wrap at all, so maybe it's not for me. ;)
21st-Apr-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I had a simply-patterned Maya wrap for my oldest. I have a blatantly non-period Mei Tai that I will probably ditch in favor of something a little more period appropriate.
22nd-Apr-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
This is the first time I've seen action on this list since I joined it, so - yeah - I'm new. My girls just turned two, and we're expecting a boy in July.

Based on the plaid in your icon, I think I have the same sling. They wouldn't go in it until they were almost a year, and never took to nursing (I pumped until they were almost 22 months), so no pictures like yours, unfortunately!

I'm leaning towards a mei tei this time, since I won't need to be constantly swapping which baby I'm holding. I made my own wrap last time for when they were *really* little, and Dad was home to hold the other one, but they wouldn't tolerate carriers after about 3 months anyway.

I'll check out your links later - I've got major sciatica pain atm, but I'm hoping it will be calmed down enough for me to do more than check my mail tomorrow. Thanks!
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