Monday, August 28, 2006

Goodbye to Youth (again)

Ah, vanity.

I hadn't had, or hadn't made, really, time to get my hair cut in a very long time. By the time I was ready to, I had almost enough hair to donate to Locks of Love. So I waited, and tonight I finally got my hair cut.

First it had to be gathered into two ponytails - one ponytail is enough for one wig, and I have a whole lot of hair. Ten inches had to be cut off, just above the elastic. This resulted in a need for layers. He did a great job, but it's going to take me a long time to get used to it, and by then it'll be long again. It's only hair. Still . . .

This morning my very pregnant gynecologist said this is even early for premature perimenopause (which could take ten-fifteen years to be overwith) and that we should consider premature ovarian failure. Since we aren't trying to have another pregnancy . . . she said this as if it wasn't at all startling or upsetting, just a functional issue, so I'm left thinking that it shouldn't be at all startling or upsetting. It's only ovaries . . .

Now that I think about it, maybe I shouldn't have done these two things in one day, my first baby's first day of kindergarten.

(Kindergarten is "wonderful!" "Better than preschool!" And at the end of the day, he wasn't ready to leave).

4 comments:

AMH said...

Yeah I think a first day of kindergarten, a drastic hair cut, and a trip to the gyno all in 24 hours sounds like a recipe for disaster! I think you handled it pretty well though! :)

Michelle said...

You did have a lot of hair! That's great you were able to donate it though; what a wonderful cause.

And yeah you had a lot going on for the first day of kindergarten! Glad to hear the day went so well for your son!

Overwhelmed! said...

When Snuggle Bug was just 1 month old, I cut off my hair and donated it to Locks for Love. I had slightly over 12" cut off.

I have to admit, I miss my long hair. Yes, it's more convenient to have short hair but I'm not used to how it looks on me. I'm in the process of growing it out again, go figure. :)

abebech said...

OW, you'll probably grow it out just in time to cut it off when no.2 arrives!