Monday, September 19, 2011

snip, snip.

I have probably the longest hair of anyone you know, right?  Yeah, I know I'm right!  It's insanely long and I have a hair cutting phobia. *BACKSTORY* when I was 6, we lived in Iowa while my dad was in Dental school.  Chase (3 at the time) and I decided one day that my hair really was just way too long - and I need some bangs.  So we found my moms orange handled scissors and snipped away!  I was a pretty big diva when I was younger, so I strutted my little self out into the living room with my hands on my hips and said "What do you think of my new hair?" to my mom (who was pregnant with Zack).  She started bawling!!  Chase and I had cut off half of my hair at the scalp.  We had to cut it all! And what a hack job it was!  Check it out:
before! aww :) I had perfect hair for the 90's
AHHH!!!  So bad!  The boys in my first grade class called me Ross for the rest of the year!


Since I've been with child, my hair has gotten out of control!  Like really.  It's in a ponytail every single day because it's so heavy I get headaches.  I can't wait til baby comes so it will start shedding.  I had crazy thick hair to begin with - so this no shedding policy of pregnancy has not been so good to me.  Once I realized that I will probably NEVER do my hair again (and I mean it! The last time I straightened my hair was Christmas day 2010), and that I really only wanted long hair for my wedding - that was two and half years ago - my phobia seemed to disappear and BAM! Haircut!  Here is my before and after a LONG over due hair cut on the untameable mane.

my awesome cousin, KayDee! I think she's been dying to chop off my mop since I was a sophomore and she started hair school :)

I wanted to go a little bit shorter - but baby steps!  I'm still a little shell shocked - but I think I may love it!!  With my crazy long hair, I would use an entire palm full of shampoo and even more conditioner.  Maybe I'll save tons of money on hair product now :D  What do you think?  

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Big Reveal!

Hello friends!  Here's what's been going on lately!

We're still working strong on the house (and, as always, when I say "we" I mean Ammon).  I'm crossing all my fingers and toes that we can move in sometime in October or early November.  It's really coming along!  And speaking of, I have to tell you how amazing my husband is.  He works a full time job, out of town - in the worst town ever! - then comes home, is awesome to me and all my baby weirdness, AND goes and works another 40-50 hours a week on our house... All on his days off!!  Poor guy is stuck with a lazy schmuck like me for the next 4.5 months.  He is so awesome.

Baby Bradshaw is still making me sick.  I don't think one single day has gone by without me feeling iffy.  I'm almost always nauseous, and I still have morning sickness about once a week - over the lamest things ever, it's really starting to get on my nerves.  Foods I thought were safe, are all quickly defecting to the not-safe side.  All the foods I used to love are on my hate list - including cafe rio, pizza factory, olive garden, chocolate, any kind of cake, Dr. Pepper, and lemonade.  It's quite frustrating!  Oh, well.  It lets me know that our baby is still in there, pushing some secret button that makes all these really fun symptoms happen :)

Here are ten things I have learned whilst pregnant (feel free to skip to the last one, since I'm sure that's why you're all here :D):

1- I have a temper.  A pretty bad one!

2- I have too much hair.  WAY TOO MUCH.  It needs to start shedding asap.  I'm about three seconds away from chopping it off.

3- Speaking of hair - it's everywhere.  We find it in both of our cars, the new and old house, the fridge (?), one time I had one in my mouth and threw up a full days worth of food - that was a particularly fun day.

4- Ammon is obsessed with my belly.  It's still not that big - but he always wants to touch it.  I think that he thinks he'll be the one to feel the first movement - even though I've explained to him I will 100% feel it first, and he'll feel it a few weeks later. Still, it's so cute :)

5- I'm considering wearing maternity shirts full time - holy crap they are comfy!!

6- Oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits.  I hate you.  I've stopped returning your phone calls.  Please get the hint that I don't want you!! I will go to every possible length to avoid you. You make me vomit!  (hee hee!!)

7- I thought I knew what heartburn was until I got pregnant.  Boy was I wrong!! I wake up with heartburn, go all day with heartburn, go to sleep with heartburn, wake up in the middle of the night because of heartburn.  It's oh so great :)  This baby better have a crap load of hair!

8- Ammon talks to our baby as if it's a boy, and so do I.  We didn't realize how much we want a boy until our last ultrasound :D

9- Boy names are incredibly hard to find and decide on!

10- Lucky for us, the name debate has just started! Because we're having a BOY! Surprised? Come on!! I'm a Frei and he's a Bradshaw - our baby didn't stand a chance!