So, this is a strange topic, but I am documenting it here so I don’t forget about it the next time I am pregnant.
For some reason during this pregnancy, my hair is sort of dry. It’s still soft, but it gets oily less often and looks cleaner longer. I have gotten into the routine of washing it once a week (usually on Saturday), curling it, and letting it go until the next weekend. It seems totally gross, but i promise you, no one can tell; not even me! During NP (non-pregnant) time, I have to wash my hair daily or at least every other day.
Now, I spend an hour washing, drying, then curling my hair once on the weekend, and I don’t have to touch it all week! The great thing about the curling wand is that it gets so hot, my hair holds the curl forever (which is another thing that doesn’t happen when i am not pregnant). I wear it down for the weekend, and sometimes Monday, then I have a fun “boingy” (as Vera calls it) ponytail for the rest of the week, which is not problem because I wear a ponytail 80% of the time anyway.
I really hope this newfound dryness sticks, but I have a feeling it won’t. I’m just going to enjoy my newfound “extra” time. It’s paradise.
One of my favorite things about being married to Wes is that he can still make me laugh until I cry. Today, I had to pull the car over because I was laughing so hard I teared up, which caused my moisturizer to get in my eyes and I couldn’t see.
- Mama: Are you going to be a Dr when you get big like PaPa and Dr Martin?
- Vera: But I want to be a big sister!!
- Vera: Mom, when I get married, will you still be my mom?
- Me: I'll always be your mom.
- Vera: But why are you going to leave me?
- Me: I'm not going to leave you.
- Vera: But why do I have to leave?
- Me: You might want to get your own house and your own baby, but you don't have to leave. You can stay with me forever if you want.
- Vera: I want.
- Me: Ok
- * We have had lots of conversations like this since I've been pregnant. She was originally confused and thought that I wouldn't be her mom anymore once the baby came. Then, we straightened that our by talking about all of the Mamas we know with more than one child (including mine), and how Mamas are Mamas and love all of their kids, no matter how many they have. It's been interesting. I'm lucky she can ask questions and express her feelings. Anyway, the "having to leave" part started after I explained what happened after I got married and moved out. It sounds so harsh coming from her little voice! I'm sure she'll change her mind about wanting to stay with me forever, but it's sweet to hear for now.
What are equal rights?
- Mama: Baby Wesley sure does like this king cake
- Vera: Baby Roger likes it too
- Mama: Who is baby Roger?
- Vera: The baby in my tummy.
- Mama: You have a baby in your tummy? When is he coming out?
- Vera: The second day of Christmas.
From time to time, Vera will say something like:
“The black man gave me a doubloon at the Mardi Gras parade.” or:
“A black lady came to my school today and picked up Elizabeth.”
I remember the first time she made reference to a “black” person. We were driving somewhere and she starts saying:…
Had to share Wes’ fantastically put-together post on this topic.