Friday, November 27, 2009
I cried for 5 minutes solid.
Background might help... We have had a love-hate relationship with L.'s beautiful curls for a a while now. Steve and I both just couldn't bear the thought of cutting his gorgeous baby hair. It has such a lovely curl to it, so delicate and innocent.. that is until it started to MATTE up. After bathtime was the best, after nighttime was the worst. Every mother knows the fine baby hair just doesn't want to cooperate. Detangler and a comb could fix the knotted problem but it was wearing on my patience.
Thursday morning before leaving for Thanksgiving lunch, I was in position with a squirmy kiddo, the detangler spray and comb and thought *sigh*, "It sure would be easier to not be dealing with this..." So I mentioned it to Steve. He brought the scissors to me but I just couldn't do it. The mother in me couldn't take away the innocent curls of my firstborn, my baby, my boy! So, Steve did.
In a matter of seconds his lovely lock was gone. And I cried. For a long time. Steve took the lock and glued the end to keep it bound together, and later I placed it lovingly in a keepsake box on my dresser. The significance for me is hard to explain in words. I feel a little better seeing the curl there, next to my lovely pregnancy photo, and L. at 5 months. Stages of life, a very fluid and very fast time. I love every minute of it.
Best of all I can look forward to all the wonderful memories we will make as a family of four, with Baby #2. (If it's a girl, I'll never cut her hair!!)
Bushed from all the celebrating lately L. crashed in a very unlikely place. He normally gives a mild to moderate fight when it comes to nap-time. Today he just played, then drifted off.... with blue bear on his head and yellow bear snuggled in his arm. TOO CUTE. (and yes.. we were both still in our p.j.'s...)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I can't believe that my little baby boy and I have conversations!
Today as we were entering the library I said, 'If you want to run we can!'
To which he replied, 'Not run, just walk!'
so we walked...
In other news: I'm taking a 7 day Green smoothie challenge! Yes... it's dumbed down version of the 30 day challenge. Happy Foody has the motivational pep talk (and how-to video) I needed jump in! I've only thought about starting it like a million times. So here I am, pleased with myself and the first green smoothy I so very clumsily concocted. She has the fancy blender I could never afford.. but between the juicer, blender and 43 different bowls, spoons and knives I succeeded in Day 1 smoothy making. Tomorrow I'm going to just dump it all into my sad little blender to see what happens. Day 1 smoothie was near perfect texture though. I might just have to employ all electrical appliances to get my health on track. I confess I have had horrible horrible horrible nutrition lately. Thus the green smoothie challenge.
Enjoy it with me, wont you? Here's to our health! (Oh- and baby #2 is flipping... literally.. over it! :)