Friday, October 30, 2009

Chop-chop!

Anyone who has known me for at least 7 or 8 years knows I go through hair cycles.
Short, long, short, long...

A couple weeks ago I mentioned to Ben that I think I want to cut it off.
First he sang "No Air", by Jordin Sparks, but changing "air" to "hair".


"Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no hair
Can't live, can't breathe with no hair
It's how I feel whenever you ain't there
It's no hair, no hair"

He makes me laugh!

So, I thought I'd get some advice from Facebook friends via a status update.
I received many "DON'T DO IT. YOU'RE JUST PREGNANT AND HORMONAL!!" comments.
(Caps lock added by me. That's just the way I read them.)

But, those closest to me, the moms and best friends, said I should go for it.
It IS just hair.
If I hate it, it'll grow back.
I just didn't think it was that big of a deal.

I scheduled the appointment.

Here's the before picture:

And the after:

I also have a ziplock bag with a pony-tail in it to send to Locks of Love.
It's currently sitting on our table and it kinda grosses me out.
I've GOT to get it in the mail!

I cut it a week ago and have no regrets.
It's significantly easier to deal with and I like it!

A friend asked me why pregnant women feel the need to cut off their hair.
I don't really know.
I've wanted to do it for awhile now...long before getting pregnant.
My only theory is this:
During a time when you have minimal control over the changes happening to your body,
it's nice to know you still have control over a little bit of it, like your hair.

3 comments:

Dawn Rainbowstar said...

I love the new haircut. You are adorable!

katie said...

mel, the haircut is super cute! good choice even with all those crazy hormones raging in your body ;o)

Chrissy said...

I like it! It is super cute! Ha haha... my word verification code in order to post this is "dingl"... what?!?