Sunday, September 14, 2014

Growing Out Pixie : The First Month

I recently cut all of my hair off. And when I say recently, I mean 12 weeks ago. I'm documenting the progress and process. It's been a difficult journey so far, and it's hardly over. You can check out my other hair journeys here, here, and here.

I didn't get a super short pixie. It did have an under cut and the back hugged tightly. My hair is very thick and semi-coarse. It has a bit of wave and a lot of body.


I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo without the headband. But you get the general idea. You can see all of the layers and how it wraps around the headband. It was also left with a pretty long point in the back. 

If I'm not careful it starts looking like Bob Vista. 



I didn't do anything to it the first month, just let it grow. I'll be posting month two shortly so you can see the progress.


Saturday, September 13, 2014

I Got A Haircut. {The Evolution Of Hair Pt.3}

Yeah, I got a hair cut. No big deal right? WRONG! :) I went all out and got a pixie! Let me back up for a minute....


Last time I did a hair update I was going blonde. Here is a refresher :

You can read more about my hair journey here and here

The blonde lasted about a month. I just couldn't get rid of the orange undertones no matter what I did. I decided this was the time to try ombre. It was a lot of fun, but did take a few tries to get it right


And there it stayed. I just let it continue to grow, didn't mess with it. 


I got pregnant with Finley and thought about cutting it all off again. I was tired of the ombre and knew the blonde had fried the ends. So I took about 10 inches off and colored it back to brown.


And then it grew, and grew, and grew. I had Finley. Before I knew it, I was pulling it up all.the.time. It was exhausting, and not very much fun to deal with.


You see, I had wanted short hair for the longest time. A "mom cut" as Jordan would call it. He convinced me to not only cut it off, but to get a pixie. So I did.


I cut all of my hair off. I instantly regretted it, and may have cried on the way home. What had I done!? I eventually got over it, kind of. So this is where I'm at. I'm growing my hair out. I don't have high hopes, and I'm not sure what I'm trying to get to. I guess a bob. That's the next stage in the growing out process. That, and the torture of the bowl cut that's bound to happen in-between.

I plan on doing like a monthly progress report. Idk, hair and vanity are weird.


Friday, September 12, 2014

Finley Jane : Fifth Month


Week Eighteen



Week Nineteen




Week Twenty


 


 Week Twenty One





Weight/Length
We go every other month for check-ups. I would guess that she's around 13.6 pounds and 25 inches long.

Sleep
We have finally gotten into a routine. Kind of. Finley goes to bed around 9:30. She normally wakes up to nurse around 11:30. She will then sleep until 4:00 and will wake up to nurse. Then it's back to sleep until 6:30 to nurse. That one has to be the worst. I have to get up at 7:00 to get Story ready for school. I'll get Finley up for the morning to take Story to school at 7:50. She will be up for a bit and then takes a morning nap around 9:30 for an hour or two. Depending on our schedule for the day, she will nap just once in the evening. If we're in the car she will nap more frequently but not for as long.

Eating
baby girls likes her food! We were given the okay by her doctor to start solids. We tried oatmeal first and she took to it with no trouble. I've been reading a lot on what and when to feed babies. But I just decided to do it my own way. It's so different from when Story was a baby. Everyone started at four months with rice cereal then on to orange veggies, green veggies and then fruit. With Finley, I have given her a mixture of fruits and veggies. We started with sweet potatoes, which happen to be her favorite, and have moved on to others. She's eating, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, bananas, peaches, and prunes. We've also started giving her juice out of a sippy cup. She loves the idea of it but gets frustrated easily. Nursing is still going strong, every two hours during the day. 

Diapers
We are in size 2! I bought Huggies this time around because they were on sale and also because I wanted to try them one more time. Huggies are the worst! I only used half the pack. I then bought a pack of Luvs. They are amazing! Almost half the price of Pampers and work just as well. They're also not as bulky which is nice. We still go through a ton of diapers. 10 or so a day. But this kid poops like a champ, about 5 times a day.

Clothing
I finally put away all of the newborn and 0-3 clothing. Even though a few pieces still fit. I was getting bored with the selection and wanted to make room for new items. She is still wearing 3 month but is mostly in 3-6. Newborn shoes are a bit too small but size 1's are too big. Not a big deal, baby just wears socks.

Mood
Finley is overall a really happy baby. She loves to smile and giggle. She does throw the occasional temper tantrum and is kind of a cry baby. She's not very patient so she's having a hard time. Other than that she's so good and sweet. 

LOVES
smiling and giggling
rolling around on the floor
scratching at fabric
bath time
bouncing in her toys
sitting up
playing "get-er-get-er"
talking
blowing bubbles

DOESN'T LOVE
having to wait, for anything
not being able to get everything she wants

What I Want To Remember
her sloppy wet kisses that she gives so willingly
how happy she is whenever she sees me
the little sounds she makes when she's really happy. 
her face when she throws a tantrum
how much she loves her sister
her toothless grin