Meet the Morrow twins, Elizabeth and Annabel!
The girls were born 7 weeks early and weighed just over 3 pounds at birth. After 4 weeks in the NICU the twins, healthy and tipping the scales at 5 pounds, came home. Their mom, Jenny, had a freezer full of breast milk waiting, and their dad, Scott, had two of everything ready. I was invited over to greet the babies and tuck them in skin to skin against Jenny’s heart, which was literally bursting with joy.
For the first six weeks home the twins shared the space in their Nesting Days carrier, but thanks to all that breast milk, the girls have doubled in size! Each now weighs almost 9 pounds and are now ‘taking turns’.
“It was great when I could fit them both in the carrier together, but now that they are bigger, it is also great to be able to tuck one baby in while I hold the other. Nesting Days is is still a huge help!”.
I’m so happy that the girls are thriving, and Scott and Jenny, you’re both awesome! xoxo, Julie
Meet a happy, San Francisco, mother who is putting her Nesting Days Newborn Carrier to good use this holiday season! Her name is Anna Smirny, and I was able to hand-deliver her Nesting Days Newborn Carrier to her this week, just in time for Christmas. When I arrived at her home in Potrero Hill we went straight to the bedroom where five-day old, baby Coral, was sleeping, and I helped Anna slip into her carrier:
- Step in, pull the tummy support up to bra line, smooth the skirt over hips.
Anna liked the feeling of the gentle compression over her postpartum figure.
- Raised left shoulder wing, put baby in burp position on shoulder, lower baby in.
Easy! Baby Coral never even woke up!
- Raised right shoulder wing, tie snuggly over baby’s back, adjust shoulder rings.
Anna did a little twirl and was amazed at how secure Coral felt nested against her!
- (Go to http://nestingdays.com for more detailed instructions. New video coming soon.)
Happily ‘nested,’ we joined the rest of the family in the living room where three-year old, Arden, was playing catch with his Dad, Rex, and parents from Australia!
In the middle of the room was a gleaming Baby Grand Piano. Anna quietly sat down at the keyboard with Coral in the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier. As she began to play the room filled with the strains of a Chopin Waltz. Baby Coral never stirred. She had heard her mother play this melody, and many other beautiful compositions before she was born. Anna is an accomplished, classical pianist!
“It feels so good to play. I think I can resume teaching piano lessons sooner than I expected”, she said, with her eyes brimming with happy tears. Arden sensed his mother’s emotions and needed hug. Anna cuddled her three-year old with her newborn still asleep in the Nesting Days Newborn Carrier and I snapped a parting picture.
I left more committed than ever to making sure more moms and babies can benefit from having a Nesting Days Newborn Carrier! Anna emailed me today that she is able to breastfeed in it!
If you happen to live in San Francisco or the Bay Area, please contact me by email email@example.com or by phone 415-906-4047, and I’ll be happy to give you the same personalized attention I gave Anna. I love seeing my invention at work!
Happy Nesting! – Julie, Your Chief Mother Officer
P.S. – If you are looking for a great piano teacher, Anna Smirny lives in Potrero Hill and is accepting new students. She can be reached by email at If you are looking for a great piano teacher, Anna Smirny is accepting new students and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen from When at Home just reviewed our carrier! We love her blog and her beautiful photos. She has the best how to put on series:
I can vouch for every single point. Emery has lived in this thing since it arrived and it has done WONDERS for my piece of my mind. I wish I’d discovered it before he was born because he’s almost at the weight limit right now. The carrier is designed specifically for newborns, which is what makes it so fantastic. You don’t have to try to make it work with inserts and adjustments, like with other carriers. This cradles the baby and provides the skin to skin comfort that is so essential for those precious new lives. Also, it was designed with the postpartum body in mind, so the fabric fits tight around the belly, not only to give support to the baby, but to help shape that after baby belly. –Kristen
Read the rest of her post on her blog When at Home here!
“I received the Nesting Days carrier as a gift for the birth of my second child. With my first born, who is now 3, I tried several other carriers, but always found flaws with each one. They were too complicated, bulky, or not snugly enough for my little one. Now that I have my Nesting Days carrier I don’t think I could live without it. It is easy to use, very comfortable to wear, holds my baby securely, and is stylish. Each time I am out I receive compliments and questions about where I got it. My little one sleeps comfortably in it on the go or when I’m at home. I love wearing my little one and this carrier is the way to do it. It is by far the best carrier out there! Thank you, Julie!!!!!”
“When Johnny was born I was BLESSED to have Julie Arvan‘s prototype for her newborn carrier. I didn’t anticipate needing it much, as Jay had been such a great sleeper who loved stretching out on the floor during the day. Johnny came into this world announcing that he was not Jaymie and didn’t intend to act anything like her. He was my ‘body baby,’ who would ONLY sleep upright, against me. We couldn’t have survived his first 8 weeks of reflux and wakeful nights without this wonderful carrier. Mommies, daddies, friends of mommies & mommies to be, check it out and consider kickstarting Julie’s business. Before the baby fits in your Ergo, this is a must-have!”
“The Nesting Days Newborn Carrier makes it very easy for me to carry and breastfeed my baby when needed at home and on the go! Because it is very stylish and comfortable, it allows me to wear it out as a top over my nursing bra. I highly recommend it to all breastfeeding mother.”
San Francisco, California