I don't know if I mentioned this comment before but I was out shopping one day and much to my husbands advice that I need to talk to more people and be friendlier when I am out (not the grinch) I decided to carry on a conversation with a cashier. We were talking about the Holidays coming up and she asked if we were doing anything and I said just unpacking and tying to organize before we deliver this baby.....the eavesdropper behind me decided to add that all my hard work was going to be for nothing because come December 21st the world was going to end and none of it would matter.
How I wish I could believe that, it hasn't bothered my much, if it ends great I get to go be with the boys which is awesome, if it doesn't great, I get to stay here and continue trying to figure out this journey I am on and hopefully bring home a baby. At least I will look good if the world does end. I bit the bullet and went and had my hair done today. I have been debating for weeks now when to get my hair done, wait to do it or get it done before Bee. Yesterday I decided to get it done now (procrastination at this time of year for a hair salon could have proved to be disastrous) My normal hair dresser was fully booked but someone else at the same place was free today so I spent many hours online researching the safety of getting highlights while pregnant and after asking the doctor and a hair dresser I decided it was fine. To be honest, most everyone and everything said it was perfectly safe to completely dye your hair but I just went with highlights which everyone reassured me was perfectly safe since the dye does not touch your scalp. Not only that, like many people pointed out, I have been very careful about chemicals in my body this pregnancy and Bee has not been exposed to anything dangerous so one day would be fine.
The hairstylist did take all the precautions to make sure the dye did not touch my scalp though everyone agreed, if it did I'd still be okay, but I needed to do what I felt comfortable with. She even did the process in a few steps to make sure nothing she used chemical wise touched my scalp, not only that it was ammonia free and had no fumes I was breathing in so even though I still feel a bit of guilt (even knowing nothing touched my scalp and I did not breathe anything in and even if I did this once would not harm Bee) it was still anxiety filled. However, I must admit, it turned out awesome! I am one step closer to being on the sexy mama path. I'm really glad I went and had it done before because I can only imagine how horrible I'd look in all these upcoming pictures with my old rag look. Not only that, if the world ends at least I look good for what is coming!
That was my adventure for today...now I am back home and stressed out about cleaning and getting everything put away so if Bee does come home at least we wont be tripping over things. All the picture frames are hung, though pictures probably won't be in them until after Bee is here. All the boys decorations are in one box and probably will not be put out until after Bee is here. The guest room is getting there, Stephen and his friend are putting a lot of storage items in the attic this Sunday which will free up a lot of space and clutter of boxes we don't normally use (camping, Christmas decor, hockey equipment, etc) We will also officially have everything from the old place out as of Sunday which will probably help with the stress a bit knowing that its all gone. I was hoping to go back and clean but I don't think we'll have time with me going into the hospital next Friday but with the last two places I moved into, no one cleaned before they left either so I don't feel as bad.
The fur babies are doing great, in fact they seem to feel more comfortable here (where we've only been for two weeks) than at our last place (where we were for 3 1/2 years) I am pleased they are adjusting well and hope if we are blessed, they can adjust well to Bee as well.
I am having some contractions still, about 3-4 a day and I'm hoping they are helping with the cervix. I really want to do an all natural VBAC if we go that route, though Bee is kicking in a different spot today so I'm thinking babes has moved more sideways. I was hoping Bee would stay head down since I am more keen on a VBAC now but I will not be surprised if Bee turns just like Ty and Jacob did after 35 weeks. We shall well...only time will tell.
Alright I really need to get back to work, I have one week to get this place in order so no matter what happens we can at least come home to someplace that is not chaotic or a disaster.