I remember looking at this photo and cringing at how awful a job I thought I’d done with wearing Elise. She was 5 weeks and 6 days old. We’d taken two trains and a shuttle bus to get to Naidex, Europe’s largest disability convention. Looking back, I’m not sure if I was brave or stupid for doing that journey alone, as a wheelchair user with a newborn. It’s nice to be able to look back and see that actually, I’d done well and it was normal, healthy changes in my brains chemistry making me particularly aware of keeping Elise safe. A year on, and I’m proud of this photo, the new Mum I was and the woman I am now. Here’s to lots more babywearing adventures.
[Image description: A selfie of two white women sitting in their wheelchairs. On the Left is Jo, a woman with long brown hair. She is wearing glasses with red lenses a multicoloured dress and a black jacket. On the right is Tania, a woman with long brown hair. She is wearing glasses with dark green lenses, a black hat and a black, faux leather jacket. Tania is wearing Elise, a newborn baby, in a grey @closeparent Caboo. The image has a border around it, which consists of a larger, lighter, blurry version of the main photo. To the left of the image are the words ‘Physical changes in a new Mum’s brain.’ Below the image is the text ‘New Mum’ Brain.]