New hair and a clean babe: A Photo Essay
Yesterday I was getting pretty irritated by my huge mop of crazy hair. I mean I don’t have the time to do anything with it these days and it’s not the kind of hair you just comb and it’s ready to go. This means the majority of the time it is piled in a mess on top of my head in a scrunchies. I know scrunchies are from 1980 but they are the only things that are solid enough to hold my mane.
Anyway, once something starts to annoy me it is practically impossible for me to forget about the annoyance and move on. The annoyance eats away at my soul until I do something about it.
So I am breastfeeding baby E in bed with my pillows propping me up against the headboard. Well, with several pillows behind me my hair pile still manages to hit the headboard and is causing me to have to crane my neck downward. Add that to the fact that I had a killer hair headache right under the scrunchie wrapped pile of hair on top of my head.
I was feeling particularly annoyed with my hair and just wanted it gone. I’d been planning to donate it again so I was waiting till the part I planned to cut off was 10 inches or longer… Yesterday I was so eager to hack it all off so once N was able to watch over baby E I went to town.
They tell you to braid it and then cut it. It needs to be in a braid when you donate it… So I divided my hair in half, made two giant pigtail braids and chopped them both off! I just made the 10 inch minimum and my hair is much shorter and manageable now.
Last time I donated my hair I was living in Arizona and the weather was much drier. Having the hair this short here means it’s very full of body and personality. It feels much better pulled up now though!
For those of you who saw my tweets last night and also my photos here is the new hair photo you wanted:
After the hair massacre N bathed E and I was his “assistant” since I bathed her previously and they hadn’t been able to have bath time bonding yet. Once again she loved bath time and wasn’t so upset when we took her out after we took care to keep her towel warm and ready for her exit.
After the bath we took some funny photos of E with my two massive pigtail braids. N thought it would be fun and it turned out kind of cute. She was getting ready to scream bloody murder as I took this that is why she’s making a funny face. LOL!