Friday, March 21, 2014

Hair Cuts and the Happiest Baby Ever

I have been growing out my hair since Seth and I sat in church at Mars Hill listening to a story about a drastic hair cut Driscoll's wife got and how he ultimately preferred her long hair. I sat next to Seth, wondering if my recent drastic hair cut had any impact on him. We had only been dating a few months at this point so it never crossed my mind to ask him about my hair before. I whispered to him in a semi-joking tone, "So, what do you prefer on me?". He said something along the lines of, "Let's just say I'm on the same page as the pastor about hair."

Here we are in the summer of 08, my hair newly chopped
I knew from that point on that I would be growing out my hair, for him. And I see absolutely nothing wrong with that, as long as life agrees. I enjoyed growing out my hair for the last 5.5 years. My goal at first, was to have long hair for our wedding. 2 months after our wedding I got a bad haircut, and vowed to let it keep growing and growing and growing...and that worked up until Felix arrived. 

If you've ever felt my hair you know its thick, and that theres a ton of it. I could probably supply 4 people with full heads of hair. I was fine styling it every day, except now that I have Felix I'm lucky if I have time to go to the bathroom let alone style my hair. Not to mention you can't exactly hold a baby with hair that long, they spit on it, drool on it and now pull on it! I tried to make it work knowing how much Seth liked my long hair, and it was finally super duper long. 
mind you, this is curled 

I used to tell myself that once my hair got past my boobs, it would be long. Well, there you go. Freaking long hair. 

I was content wearing it up every day, until the weight of the ponytail started to hurt my head and break the hairs at my hairline. I had to use two pony tail holders to keep my ponytail up, but that gave me headaches. I tried wearing it low, but it was still always in the way. And then postpartum hair loss kicked in. Holy heck, my hair started falling out in handfulls. Hair has covered our carpet, our bathroom, and my car for the past few weeks. 

It was then when I decided that it was my mission to convince Seth to let me cut it. 
To my surprise, it didn't take that much effort. My argument went something like this:

"I love you. I love(d) my hair. I know you love my hair. Hair grows. We have 60+ more years together to let it grow out. I need to chop it off, having Felix is making keeping this hair pointless and difficult. I promise I'll still look like your wife." 

He wasn't exactly gung-ho, but he agreed. You wouldn't believe how fast I scrambled to the phone to call my stylist, only to find out she didn't have any openings till the end of April. I settled with a place here in Gilroy, I saw this woman once before for a trim. 

I showed her this photo from a cut that I had had in early 2008 when I first started experimenting with short hair. 

Collarbone length in the front.

There is at least 2 inches between my chin and my collarbone.
But here I am with a haircut that grazes my chin. 
I digress.

Hair grows. 
The cut is growing on me. (HAH!)

This photo is when I first got home and was still in shock. 
I promise I'm not that upset about it now. 
I think its sassy and more mature.
And definitely a mom chop.

In other news, Felix is officially the happiest baby ever. 

The best part?
When he sees me he goes nuts. 
Like the biggest smile you've ever seen. He smiles so big he stretches out his legs and arms.

In turn, he makes me the happiest mama.
I'm enamored by him every day, especially now that he is changing so much.
He's rolled over from his belly to back twice.
He mimics us when we stick our tongue out at him. 
He's started to talk through his pacificer, according to Seth's mom Seth did the same thing.
He's trying to hold his own bottles. 
He loves standing up and observing the world. 

I'm excited for his 4 month appointment to see how much he's grown.
He's definitely already 14 pounds.
But, I'm not looking forward to the 4 month sleep regression.
Actually I think it may have already started. 
We've been up at 3:00, 4:30, and 5:00 some nights this week. 
I'm glad it's only a phase. 

Right now I'm debating between showering and drinking coffee while Felix naps.
I think I'll drink some more coffee.
Hopefully I can drink it while it's still hot!

Until the next nap time...

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