High heels, hair loss, and hangovers

May 5, 2014

Having a new baby has really changed our lives. Ivy is always on my mind and I try to spend every second I have with her. While she goes to bed for the night at 6:30 each night, that means I only really get a couple of hours with her, and then by the time the weekend comes around and I get all weekend with her, she’s like a new baby with a new trick she’s doing, usually something quirky that Grandma has taught her. Week by week, changing rapidly, and I don’t wanna miss a thing (damn that was a good song… cue the Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck make-out sesh. I totally wanted to be her in that movie, didn’t you?!). Soooo, with me being obsessed with Ivy, John and I haven’t exactly gotten out lately for a night on the town. Frankly, I enjoy our nights together with a bottle of wine cozying in on the couch with a good flick, takin’ it easy, enjoying our new house together. But, this weekend, our friends rented a limo bus to head to Archie’s Waeside in Le Mars, Iowa to celebrate their birthdays. John and I couldn’t miss this! Trouuuuble aheaaaad…

Saturday rolls around and I’m like, AHHH what the HELL am I supposed to wear? I haven’t been shopping at all for myself!! Moms admit it, it’s WAY more fun buying things for your baby now, so that was a large problem. I managed to find something, and then I dusted (seriously, dusted) off my black heels that I’m preeeeetty sure I haven’t worn since last January before I was pregnant. Ok, outfit, check, and reality check, next outing, buy MYSELF something! Good grief, I’m no fashion diva, but I realized I miss treating myself to a new pair of Hudson jeans and a cute top. And new heels. And maybe a pedicure. And manicure. And hair dye. And well, everything. BLAH

The worst thing about post-pregnancy is hair loss. Now I had a pretty damn good pregnancy, no sickness, no weird food cravings, I could still eat everything, and I continued running. So all of those strange pregnancy side-effects, I got nada. But then you hear about how pregnancy gives you glowing skin, healthy thick hair, yada yada yada, well I got none of those either. When my friends told me all about the hair loss effect, I was PRAYING I wouldn’t get that. 5 months passed by and I thought I was in the clear, well then KABAM. Here come the CLUMPS out of my head. It was terrible. As I was getting all pretty pretty for the night out, it was difficult to be excited about my hair and getting all glam glam as clumps were coming out, and I SWEAR I have lost some serious volume. I managed to get some semi-good curls in then wiped up a mound of hair off the floor. UGH. Ok, outfit check, hair, kinda check.

I will have to say, that since being pregnant, and now having a baby, I really don’t miss drinking my socks off. The hangovers, the headaches, the nausea, I HATE that. Somehow, I ended up drinking my socks off on Saturday and HELLO HANGOVER on Sunday. UGH. I haven’t experienced the whole “hangover and newborn baby” yet, so I tried to pull myself together as Ivy woke up at 6:30am. Now that was a time I was NOT proud of. Feeling like absolute shit as Ivy just wanted to play and smile. I don’t need to do that again for a LONG time. Thankfully Daddy was feeling a tad bit better than me, so I passed her off and headed back to bed. Maaaaybe I didn’t need that final shot of jager bomb, maaaaybe I didn’t need to stay up till 1:30 am, maaaaaybe I didn’t need to have 2 margaritas and probably a whole bottle of wine (or 2, who really knows). Well not maaaaaaybe, I just didn’t. But hey, it was fun getting out with friends and feeling like a crazy obnoxious girl again. Next time, if you’re out with me, take that last shot away from me though, I’ll thank you in the morning.

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 (Notice… the picture is blurry, bc that’s what we were seeing… BLURRED LIIIIINES)

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