I had someone ask me a few months ago when I was due. I told them July.
"July! That's going to be hot. And you already have triplets?!? Man, you didn't plan that one very well did you?"
Yes my tactful stranger friend, we didn't. In fact Costco checker, you know that aisle in the store that says "Family Planning?" That's never really applied or made sense to us, for a myriad of reasons. We've never really planned any of this. Would you like me to walk you through our IUI procedure or the four years of never really using the family planning aisle that led us to the IUI? No? Yes, I would like a box, thank you.
I never said any of those things. Most of the time I just smile and nod my head. Have you ever said something you regret to a pregnant lady? I'm sure I have. What about asking someone when they were due and their answer was they aren't pregnant? Guilty. Fortunately that's only a one time mistake. You never forget the horror in you heart when you discover your folly. Yikes.
I really want to cut my hair. I was going through some pictures the other day and realized how much happier I am with short hair. (At least this is going to be my argument to my long-hair-loving-husband.)
Take a look at these pictures and judge for yourself:
Short haired Kara. See? Doesn't she look happy and content with life? It probably took her 4.5 minutes to throw together that short, curly do. Maybe that's why she's so happy? She has so much more time on her hands! It probably averages out to hours and hours in her week! (Truth: my hair is pulled up in a pony tail most days, I never do it. But remember, I'm trying to establish a legitimate argument here.)
Long haired Kara. Wow. She does NOT look happy with long hair right now. She looks down right morose. She probably has this look on her face all day, her hair just weighing down the rest of her features. It's probably causing those blemishes too. Poor thing. I hope she finds her way. (Side note: I CANNOT believe I'm actually publishing this photo. But it makes me laugh, what can I say?)
And since I can't leave you with the above image in your head, a little Photo Booth fun with my boys.
Anyone else having a hair dilemma at the moment? And speaking of hair, go look at Steph's blog. She lost her hair during chemo and it has started to grow back in. She is over wearing hats (I don't blame her) and I think her current, super short look she has going right now is so beautiful! I wouldn't be able to look that good because she has that "I beat cancer" glow. Her fighting ways and love of life just kind of shines through her soul.
Speaking of Steph, (this is a really strange tangent post!) I was supposed to run Ragnar with her this year. She ran. I stayed home and kept growing my baby. I sure did miss those beautiful mountains, the no sleep, the 3 am run and miles and miles of memories. (Well, the mountains and memories are nice.)
Also, here is what 34 weeks looks like via Photo Booth. I know most of you come here for the high quality photos I post. And yes, I do have one lone turtle on my bedroom wall. He's means a lot to me though.
Someone asked me today if I had twins in there. REALLY? I don't look that big do I? Do other people get as many crazy remarks as I do? I can't be the only one, right?