The Verdict is in

And I’m giving up baking soda in favor of shampoo! 🙂 At least for now. As I washed my hair in the hospital, using the shampoo that was in my bag, it felt SOOOOO good!! And my hair actually LOOKED good after being washed too! It didn’t seem so dull and lifeless. I will use the soda wash and vinegar rinse once every couple of weeks for a clarifying treatment, but on a regular basis I’m just not loving it. I am going to try to make some homemade shampoo bars that don’t contain all the chemicals, of course, but seem like they’d be pretty hydrating. It’s just going to be a matter of time till I have the time for a project like this. Right now my life revolves around baby feedings and little boys. I have no idea what I’m going to do when Mom leaves!! 😀 I just keep telling myself, “Women have been having kids for a LONG time and they somehow managed to care for the newborns and the others, so buck up because you can too!” Ha ha ha! 😉

Also another thing I’ve finally let the gavel fall on is the shower situation. I’ve moved my operation to the downstairs bathroom. The shower in the master bedroom is very tiny. As I got huger and huger it felt more and more like taking a shower in a coffin! Ugh! And now that I’m not so huge, it’s still not working so well for me. There’s nowhere to “go” if the spray from the shower head is uncomfortable, ya know? So now I’m using the “boys” bathroom. It’s a small tub, but there’s still more space, and while the water temp doesn’t seem to stay stable as well, the pressure is much better than upstairs. So I can actually get through an entire showering process without trying to rinse off in tiny drops of water! 😀 Ya gotta take your ups with your downs, but I have decided that should we ever buy/build our own house that one of the “splurges” will certainly be a LARGE shower and a garden tub… those are the things I dream about! 😉

Anyway, things are going well with our little love. She is doing great at sleeping. I’ve been getting up with her each night around 2ish and then she’s been sleeping after that till 6 or 7. Can’t complain about that!! Nursing is not going so smoothly. 🙁 It’s been a struggle with each of my kids and I SO wish that it didn’t start out so horrible!!! Yesterday was a not-so-good-pretty-much-very-bad-day as far as that goes. Not for baby, she’s doing great and eating like a champ! But mommy doesn’t always feel so good. Still today has been much much better, so while I’m not ready to say I see the light at the end of the tunnel, I at least think that it might be there somewhere. Pray for us if you think of it! Thanks!!

I didn’t “weigh in” today so I don’t know where I stand as far as the baby weight, but I went to the gas station to get a coke for me and a Dr. Pepper for Stu at lunch time today. As I caught a glimpse of myself in the windows I realized that I’m going to have to ‘suck it in’ because now I no longer look pregnant, just FAT! Ha ha ha!! It was pretty funny! Oh well, it’s worth it and one day it’ll be gone…. I hope!

Have a great weekend, Friends! I’m planning on it!

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