Fact: I’m no longer keeping track of Emery’s age in weeks. We’ve moved on to months, people!
So to kick off the month 4 mommyhood update, I’ll start with the most major development.
After Emery was born, I was asked by more than a few people if I had started losing my hair yet. Umm, no? And even if I had, what was the big deal? A little hair loss couldn’t and shouldn’t hurt anyone. Fast forward to about 2 weeks ago when I noticed a little extra shedding. It started slowly, with just some errant hairs on my dark colored clothing. But as the days went by, more hair started jumping ship. No longer was it a matter of strands. It was a matter of handfuls. Every time I ran my fingers through it. Every time I took my ponytail holder out. And every time I showered. Oh my lord the clumps of hair in the drain. So gross. And so maddening. Everywhere I went there was hair. Except for on my head!! Poor Emery even had my hairs wrapped around his little fingers.
I reached the final straw a few days ago. I decided what was left of the hair on my head had to go. With the help of my girlfriend who runs the salon I go to, I was set up for a haircut. I then sought out the opinion of my best S, who sent me some darling short hair cut ideas via Pinterest. Though they were all shorter styles than I have ever had before, they were super cute. So I went to my appointment, pictures in hand, and after a brief consultation, my stylist went to work. I had given myself a pep talk on the way there, as to not chicken out. And chicken out I didn’t!!
It feels 100000% healthier, thicker, and the style is just adorable. I couldn’t love it any more. And even better,, the hubs loves it too! Part of me wonders if I’ve always been a short-hair girl and just didn’t know it til now.
Moving on! I’m excited to announce that I’ve signed up for 2 half marathons this spring, the Indy Mini and the Bayshore Half. Now you would think that means I’ve been working on building my running base. Not so much. I’m not sure what my holdup is, but working out has just not been a priority lately. I keep saying “after we move I’ll get back into it,” so I’m going to hold myself to that statement (I’ll need your help though!). It’ll be SO nice to be able to just load E up in the stroller and take off right from my house, instead of having to load him up in the car, drive to the park, then go. The fewer the steps the more likely it is that I’ll actually get out. We all know that’s the truth. I’m excited to get back into it and am considering having some friends whip up a training schedule for me too,,, !
I had a lot of friends comment on my last mommyhood post about the difficulty of being a SAHM. There were also many offers to go run, take me out for a mani/pedi, and even to babysit E so I could have some “me time.” Though I [sadly and unintentionally] didn’t take up many of those offers, I appreciate every single one. I think just knowing that you’re not alone in the world of mommyhood is reassuring in itself.
Emery and I have been doing really well at home lately. We have learned how to coexist with each other and read each other’s cues. I now know when he is ready to take a nap, when he’s hungry, and when he just wants to be held. Now there are definitely times when I still have no clue what he wants. But we seem to figure things out together. Understanding what your child wants is such a huge step in combating SAHM insanity, and I’m happy to say that we’re not in need of a padded room just yet 😉
I cannot believe Christmas is right around the corner! I feel SO unprepared this year. Buuut, I blame it on our upcoming move — which has officially be set for DECEMBER 28TH!!!! 😀 😀 😀 Since moving day is now officially on the radar, I’m clearly not going to pull out all of our Christmas decor and set it up, just to have to turn around and put it all away. Nuh uh. It bums me out a bit since it’s Emery’s first Christmas and all. But luckily he’s a little too young to understand it anyway. We will definitely be making a trip to see Santa and maybe even downtown Indianapolis to see Monument Circle all dolled up in her holiday best!
Oh, and I’m cool with winter and all, even snow! But this arctic air?? C’mon man.
Have a happy day!! 🙂