So, I finally did it!
a) I got a haircut
b) I left Allie at home with Vin for the first time.
Oh my. It was more than a little nerve-wracking. Vin had expressed milk in the fridge, and a baby in a good mood. I was showered and dressed to go out. So. I left without her. It was quite strange, I felt discombobulated and scattered. Like I had forgotten something. I kept checking my pockets and my purse. (Was I expecting to find Allie on my person somewhere? I don’t know). Anyway, it was a successful outing. Hair that desperately needed to be cut (can we say post-partum hair loss? aka telogen effluvium) got cut, and I didn’t have any real separation anxiety attacks. And when I came home, Vin had kept a detailed note of what he and Allie did together. Wasn’t that sweet of him? So I knew what happened and didn’t miss anything.
Here are pictures.
I don’t have any “before” pictures with my hair down. It really was down to my waist, take my word for it. Or better yet, look at the hair that was lopped off:
For perspective, here’s a pen by the braids:
[[image:hair5.jpg:Dwarfing the pen:center:0]]
Here’s what I look like sans all that hair:
[[image:hair6.jpg:Short hair with attitude!:center:0]]
[[image:allie95a.jpg:Allie barely has hair shorter than me!:center:0]]
[[image:allie96a.jpg:But Allie still has her mohawk:center:0]]
Hair will grow back, supposedly (re: telogen effluvium). And I’ve been told, I got a “mummy cut”. It’s all good. I’ll trade in any and every hair I have for the joy that we’ve had with Allie. And maybe in another month or so, I’ll venture out on my own again, without Allie. Oh my. Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves…I’ll need to be psyched up again. 🙂