Well, I finally did it! I went and got a haircut this afternoon!
For comparison, here’s a before picture…
And again, after!
It feels so good to have finally gotten it cut! As always, I feel about 100 pounds lighter, and it’s nice to feel fresh again.
My long hair was pretty, and I’m kind of sad to see it go, but it had definitely gotten to the point where I just threw it up into a messy bun most of the time anyway. Now when baby gets here, I won’t have to worry as much about it getting in the way while holding baby or nursing.
As for the cut, it was literally nothing special. I probably could have even done it myself if I could cut a straight line to save my life, but I chickened out of trying. I went to the hairdresser’s down the street and asked them to just chop off about 3-4 inches. She was like, “Are you sure??” I told her, “Yes, I know it’s a lot, but the last time I had it cut was back in August before I got pregnant.” I’d say it was about time to get rid of those dead ends!
I was pretty tempted to go back to bangs again, but decided not to go there quite yet. I hear that postpartum hair tends to fall out in big clumps and can leave you with bald spots – so sexy, right?? – so I will save the bangs for another day. Might be just what I need a few months from now to make me feel pretty and feminine again when my clothes are covered in spit-up and I can’t remember the last time I had a decent night’s sleep.
Tobias is in Paris right now for work, but he’s coming back on Monday. After that…baby can come any time!