But then I would have missed this illustrated rambling about mod-to-mom hair: http://www.electricboogaloo.net/wordpress/archives/2009/07/08/a-quick-trim-is-all/
(and while you're there, find a link to her nerdy baby line on etsy. seriously so awesome.)
...which was totally funny to me especially because I'm all about entering this:
because I so need it and I'm thinking maybe I could work the sympathy angle. What do you think? On the day I saw the signs about it I had just stopped for a quick 2nd look at couches I'm lusting after (the Ava loveseat on the left there, in "granite" and on extra sale next weekend). Here is a photo I took of myself right then, in Macy's, and looking my B-E-S-T in:*a $4.97 Old Navy special green shirt I wore for the second day in a row. After "sleeping" in it (I was on my way home from a 2 am-10 am stay in the ER. Not a lot of sleep).
*rolled-up cotton pants. One of my few pre-baby pants that still fit--because they're BBB (button below-belly. And, yes, I just made that up). One of the buttons at the bottom has torn through the cloth because I always catch my big toe on the roll-'em-up loop while I'm scrambling around.
*no bra (getting R to nurse in the ER is complicated and I needed everything in my favor)
*a pretty jade bracelet made by my seriously talented sister-in-law, Renae. The day before was Sunday, I'd finally (okay, partially) unpacked my jewelry, and thought I'd keep it on to entertain Reuben (the sparkle enchanted).
*the ubiquitous clipped-up bun. Total mom hair.
It says a lot about the pace of my weird life that I thought nothing of shopping on the way home from the ER. Hey, Macy's is an hour away from home. I can't just run there on a whim.
I'm afraid it says a lot about my hot-mama self that I was thinking this was a pretty good outfit: no knits! nothing from my husband's shelf!
And on days I shower and comb? Oh, look: more mom hair!