Post # 32
@camrie:I think it’s silly. I think every person with a baby has an entirely different situations, how does The Bump know how much time you’ll have. Personally, I like having long hair. It makes me feel sexier, and it took me forever to grow it out. When we have kids, if it gets in the way, I can put it up. Problem solved.
Post # 33
I had to stop reading The Bump a long time ago because it made me want to hit things. I would never cut my long hair.
Post # 34
Why does everyone seem to think that “low maintainence” equals short??
I have always had long hair (and always will – It makes me feel good about myself and my looks). Yet one of my requirements when I get it cut is that it is low maintainence because I don’t have the time or patience to style it each morning (and I don’t have kids yet).
Low maintainence means a style that doesn’t require daily blow-drying, curling, straightening, etc to look put-together. I can blow-dry my hair and be done in 5 minutes. Or I can let it dry on its own and it looks fine. Run a brush through it and go. Or for those really lazy days – it can go in a ponytail. It is still long yet entirely low maintainence.
Post # 34
I agree about the ‘your life is over’ theme that goes on at baby websites is really annoying. I think it’s more annoying now that there’s not all that many weeks to go and I’m excited to welcome our little girl but reading these websites makes it seems more depressing than exciting – they make it sound like you have to be a shut in and stay in your pjs to be a good mommy and if you think about taking 5 minutes to yourself that you suck at life and need to just realize your life isn’t your own anymore.
Post # 35
@Mrs.KMM: I’d love to have hair that I didn’t need to blow dry each day. The only days that I let it air dry is out at the lake or something. No blow dry = wavy Mufasa looking hair for me.
Post # 36
- Wedding: February 2009 - Small church ceremony with mountain-view log cabin reception
I’m never going to give into this! I’ve had my hair long for so many years and if I don’t have time, I don’t. But when I do have a free second, I’m with you- it’ll make me feel like “me” to do my hair. Plus, my head looks like a bowling ball with a short cut- I made that mistake once in middle school. Never. again.
Post # 37
I’m planning on keeping mine the same…it’s something that I can throw in a ponytail on those days that I won’t have the time to wash it 🙂
Post # 38
Here’s my easy-to-maintain/breastfeeding combo hairstyle. I bought a bunch of bobby pins since I lose about 5 a week. I pin my bangs back to one side so I can breastfeed and go about my motherly tasks without the bangs in the way. I switch my bobby pin to clip bangs to the opposite side at the end of each feeding so I know which side to start to feed on next. (You have to switch sides at each feed.) It’s great b/c I am always wearing the bobby pin at home with baby. There are products sold for the same purpose but they are either uncomfortable (rubber band around wrist) or inconvenient (not always wearing a nursing bra or a specific shirt). The only hard thing is to remember to clip it on the right side after a shower. This is also great for sleep deprived nighttime feedings.