Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hair Day

My hair has been a MESS lately. The aftermath of pregnancy is killing me! ha! My hair has been falling out in clumps leaving me with a HUGE bald spot at my crown, a forehead full of baby bangs and my gray roots are out of control. (My hair is completley 100% gray/white and has been for about 10 years which is why (if you have been wondering) my natural color is dark brown and now I am a blonde).

So today I got it done. And Harper went with me. I was more than a little nervous about how this would work but I couldn't leave her with anyone. Thankfully - she slept for about an hour and the rest of the time she sat in my lap and just looked around and smiled. I think she "gets" the price of beauty. She likes to watch me put on my makeup every morning.
She understands that I do not just roll out of bed looking the way you normally see me. ha! (Can you believe I just posted that picture - I am NOT a proud woman).

When we got home - Nonny was here for a visit!! She and I are taking a little day trip tomorrow and we have a few fun things planned including meeting some "mama" bloggers who are both "Big"-time and "Boo"eautiful. (SO EXCITING!)

Don't you just love her face
She LOVES her grandparents

Isn't her bib cute? Got it HERE. (since ya'll are asking!)
This afternoon - I picked up this Blessing Ring that I recently ordered. I'm so excited about it. I'm going to take all the cards we received while we were in the NICU with Harper and punch a hole in them and put them on this ring. I was on the search for a way to keep those cards and putting them all in a book didn't seem like the greatest idea. So once I get them all strung - I'll show you another picture. Your cards were a treasure to us!

Amanda who I ate lunch with last week has started a prayer blog for NICU babies! If you have requests - go visit HERE and give them to her. I'll also keep the link on my left sidebar. There is also a link called "others" that is a great resource for prayer requests. I am not going to quit posting prayer requests - I just worry sometimes that I might be overloading ya'll. I don't want it to reach a point where you feel so overwhelmed that you just don't pray at all. That's why I just have this sense that I need to step back from it for a short time. But even if we pray in blanket prayers - God hears us and knows the needs.

94 comments:

Lori said...

I hope you have a great day tomorrow and Harper as well. Don't spend too much money, ha!

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I don't like actually sitting in the chair and waiting for the color to process- but how fun that you had your little lovey with you to keep you company!

And I love Harper's bib- SO cute :)

Michelle said...

I love your idea of the blessing ring!

Kodi said...

The blessing ring is SO cute. I can't wait to see the finished product.

The Stain Family said...

You did NOT just hint that you're meeting up with "the" Big and "the" Boo tomorrow, did you?!! DID YOU?!?!?! haha...if so, yay for you!

AND, LOVE!!! the BIB!! Also, the blessing ring has me quite curious...anxious for the end result.

Rory said...

You are really brave to take Harper to get your hair done. Both my girls want to play with my hair nonstop so it would so not work out for me. Plus my little one got 6 month shots yesterday and screamed all day today :(

Oh...I wanted to tell you that I read in Parent's magazine that moms shouldn't just put up with our kids getting painful procedures without pain medicine..including shots. So, yesterday I asked about and got a prescription for EMLA cream for next time. You just put it on about 30 min before the shots and put these bandages on them and then they don't feel the shots at all. And it's only like $2. So, if Miss Harper screams like my girls do, I would suggest you try it!! I can't stand to watch them get shots.

Alli JoMo said...

You get to meet BIG MAMA tomorrow? I AM SO JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait to read all about!

Angie said...

Ooh, are you going to PW's ranch? Sounds like Big Mama and Boo Mama are there right now!

Jenna said...

Yay for getting your hair done, yay for Nonny, and yay for fun trips to see fun friends! Ya'll have SO much fun and be careful! Love ya girl!

A Wedding Story said...

Lovin' the hair. Blondes def. have more fun, hehe!

Todd and Courtney said...

LOVE LOVE that first picture. I might just take Lauren with me next time. :) Good idea...mailing you those little Ralph Lauren dresses Thursday!

Marla Taviano said...

You will love, love, love, love, love Melanie and Sophie!!

Jenny said...

I think I've posted this before Kelly, but silicea gel basalm works wonders. You take a teaspoon daily and it's awesome for your hair and your nails. I suffered with horrible thin hair after having my boys and it's the only thing that has worked.
I know too well about the price of beauty as do my boys...I asked my six year old the other day to grab me my mirror(yes I have a specific one...he he)and he said, "you probably want your tweezers then too, right mom?"(he was right on the nose!!)
Have a fun getaway tomorrow.
:)

Stuart and Sarah Creamer said...

Love, love, love that idea! So precious!

Jess :) said...

I just have to say...that you could have anything in your hair...in fact, you could have no hair at all...and you would still be one of the most beautiful people I know! :)

Have a wonderful girl's trip tomorrow! Can wait for pictures and lots and lots of details!

Love and Hugs

Misty said...

Oh, I so feel your pain about the post-baby hair loss! Is your thyroid level normal? It turned out that after my first born, my levels were way off, which could have been causing even more hair loss than normal. I will say though, even on thyroid meds, I still experienced a ton of loss with my daughter too. She just turned 1, and the dreaded baby bangs are just now growing out to where they don't stick out all over the place!

Have fun meeting the other celebrity bloggers!

Harper is adorable, and love that bib!

The Monogrammed Mrs. said...

Love the hair pic!!!!

Rachel said...

You are such a busy girl! Have a great time tomorrow.

Elaine is so talented, and I love the idea of using the blessing ring for the cards. She is such a sweet friend -- its always such a small world in blogland :)

Lindsey said...

Can't wait to see a picture of the new hair-do.

Have so much fun tomorrow with Big and Boo! I'm jealous!

Thanks so much for passing along the Blessing Ring blog. I came across the blessing rings in college and gave quite a few. Now that I've moved, I haven't been able to find them. The ones you featured were different, but I like them even more because you can personalize them...and you know every southern girl likes her stuff personalized!

chesley said...

Can't wait to hear about tomorrow! Sounds like so much fun. That picture is too funny! My hair finally did all come back just in time for baby #2 :-)!!

Sara Lynn said...

Where did you find Harpers bib it is ADORABLE and I would love to know where to get one?

The Lewis Family said...

I had a much needed hair day today as well! I love the picture of you and Harper...SO sweet!

k and c's mom said...

So, are you going to be riding horses on the ranch with BooMama and BigMama? Loved their blogs about it today: hope you'll add to them. Have a great time.

Jenn said...

It is funny that you took Harper with you. I have taken Emma Kate with me every time since I had her. I bet my hairdresser thinks I am a weirdo, but I have a hard time parting with her. She sat in my lap the last time, but got real antsy, so I may have to get someone to watch her this time...sigh!

Jenilee said...

I completely understand the hair thing! My hair has never been the same after pregnancy! Cute pictures :) you just never know when you bring a baby to the salon!

Betsy said...

Girl...your hair is so much like mine! I have those baby bangs galore and the gray roots, too. Hopefully the hair falling out in clumps will go away soon!

I can't believe how good Harper did sitting in the chair! She knew Momma needed a break. Good hair is a must! haha

Have fun meeting Big and Boo Mama!!

Teresa said...

Know the feeling with the hair. My hair is falling out terrible since Aidan was born. I usually wear it long but thinking about going shoulder lenght, and my color, so in need of a touch up. I too was noticing my hair is graying even more. What is a girl to do?

Teresa

Shaina N said...

Thank you for posting about your hair!!! I'm 21, pregnant, and totally depressed about my hair!!! I have DARK brown curly hair... excluding the gray hair that is creeping in faster and faster!!! Thanks for stating that you were mostly gray! It makes me feel better that I'm not alone!!

I feel so silly because it's just hair... but... my hair is my shining glory. I want it to stay pretty :(

YaYaMama said...

Love the picture of you and Harper at the beauty shop! I can't wait to see the picture of you two getting pedicures together! I never noticed until that picture that Harper has your eyes. I always thought she looked like your husband until I could really see yours.

kate said...

and I sit here and think "I think Kelly looks good all the time..."

be safe tomorrow....here's a travel prayer I've said my whole life...

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph we pray be ever with us on our way.

loves. kate

Taylor said...

I am so wanting to get my hair done but haven't had the time recently and I'm so glad Harper was so good for you!

Hope your trip goes good for you tomorrow and it's awesome that Harper has such wonderful grandparents!!

Carla said...

You and I would so be great friends if we knew each other IRL, Kelly! :) I just took my sweet babe, London with me to get my hair done last week too. She was a doll and loved "talking" to all the ladies in the sallon. She also watches me get ready everyday. I set her in front of me on the counter and we have our "girl talk" while I get my face put on! Dont you just love having a little girl!?

Sounds like you have fun day planned tomorrow too. I'll be sure to check out the blog Amanda set up. What a great idea that was!

Kristin said...

I feel for you on the gray issue...I'm considering going blonde too from all my gray hairs! And my hair did the same thing about falling out and the baby bangs. Fun, fun! I just love that blessing ring...what a great idea and so cute!!

Becky said...

That picture of you with your hair in foils with Harper is too funny! LOL! I love that blessing ring...what a great idea! I'm sure it could be used for any occasion and it's a great way to keep all those cards! <3 Becky

Myra said...

I LOVE the picture of you and Harper while you were getting your hair done. So cute! I hope you have a lovely day tomorrow! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

what a brave mama you are - to take Harper along for your hair appt. I gave up highlights recently, because of the logistical difficulties of thinking of taking two babies to a 2.5 hair appt, every 8 wks. So it is back to boring brown for me. :)

adrian seney said...

The dreaded baby bangs! I started to get those after my second little girl..two years ago. I CANNOT STAND THEM. I am glad to know I am not the only one who suffers from them, though!!

KK said...

Love the Blessing Ring and look forward to seeing the finished product. I know this will be treasured by your family.
You girls are having too much fun! Enjoy your day trip with Harper and your Mom and give hugs to all the Mama's:)
Blessings always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Tonya said...

I know your hair pains...I, too, am completely white headed at age 36! NOT happening for me! I used to be dark brown, but now I'm a blonde, with many different colors scattered throughout! So glad Harper cooperated with you today! Have fun tomorrow at your Big-Boo day!!!

Love,
Tonya

MeganSloan said...

Your photos continue to make me look forward to when my baby girl is as happy as Harper! Right now we're in the scream her head off or constantly nursing... it's a little tiring, being a stay at home mom with a husband who's gone for 12 hours of the day. But reading your blog makes me look forward to the more happy moments I will have! And yes, her face is precious! I love her little smile!!!

Jenny Perkins said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE her bib! Where did you get it?!?!

The Garners said...

I can so appreciate the importance of "hair day"! If we lived in the same town, I would offer to keep H for you during your appointments. I'm always worried about making arrangements to go get my hair done--it's always stressful, but I have to make it work with my GRAY! For my last appointment I took R & A to school, hurried home to feed C because a babysitter was coming right when I finished feeding him, then L came by the salon and got my car w/carseats, picked the kids up at school, took them to the house w/ C and babysitter and then dropped my car back off at the salon so I could have carseats for swim lessons, then I hurried home just in time for C to eat again 3 hours later---WHEW!!!!! If only we hadn't inherited our Dads' gray hair genes--ha ha!!!! :)

The Garners said...

P.S. Super cute bib!!!

Leigh Ann said...

That first picture is the reason I love you so much! That is a KICK!!! I can't believe you are meeting Big and Boo! How FUN!!!

Ashley said...

You look beautiful nomatter what Kelly!!! I love the pic, so cute! Harper is precious! Avery is ready to meet her, so we need to make plans, soon! Hope you have a blessed week!!!

Raina's Retreat said...

Love the Bib on Harper! Where did you get it? Of course my daughter's name would never fit. (Ha)

Sharon said...

I'm sooo jealous you get to go to the ranch! If you need to stop for food on your way through Tulsa, I'd love to meet you for lunch! Have fun!

Heather said...

How is it you look that good with foil in your hair?? Amazing! I can't wait to heat about your road trip and see pictures!! How fun will that be? Too bad your not near coming near Houston! Have fun!

Courtney said...

Love all the pictures. Her bib is just too cute. I love the blessing ring!

becca said...

I get a major receding hairline about 4 months after having a baby. All I ever heard was how thick your hair gets when pregnant. No one told me all that extra hair falls out ALL AT ONCE afterwards!!

Lindsey said...

Bigmama and Boomama??? How exciting! Your hair looks cute!

Audrey said...

Big Mama and Boo Mama in the same day? Not fair!!

creative gal said...

I love your post!! :0)

Heather said...

I love haircut/color day and mine is coming soon! I have baby bangs, too, and they are the craziest thing! I am constantly trying to get them out/off of my face!
Have a great day tomorrow!

Aura said...

I'm a hairstylist and I don't mind at all when new mama's bring their babies! One time one of my clients was getting her hair done right before my mom, and my mom even held her baby for her while I finished blow drying her hair. She's a trooper, even after some strange woman's baby spit up on her she still did it :)

Nascar88_20 said...

I'm so jealous! No roots, hi-lites, AND Big & Boo???!!! You are so lucky (and blessed)!

etta said...

Ahh.. hair day! It's good to teach Harper about it now. :)

Katherine said...

Sophie and Melanie? Not Ree too? I am envious! I live in Birmingham and went to Sophie's house for a Trent Monk concert last summer. So much fun, and Sophie is a real treat. I hope you have a wonderful time!

Lynn said...

Sometimes things hit out of nowhere and we don't know how we can handle it. The Lord's known from all eternity every thing that's going to happen and has been preparing a way.
Know that I'm here praying!
Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
Prayer Bears
My email address

Holly said...

Yeah around 5-6 months postbaby is when my hair starts falling out pretty good. I have thick hair so I didn't have to worry about any bald spots but I know people who have! The ring thingy is really cute!

The Niemeyer Nest said...

Don't worry - my hair is falling out too. It's everywhere even in Evie's crib. YUCK!

Loved the pic of you and Harper. I take Evie with me to get my hair done too - twice she has cried and once she had fun. She thinks her mommy looks really funny with shiny things all over her head so she just stares.

Have fun today!

Katie said...

Love that bib...have to have one for Jack!

Katie said...

Oh...I forgot...I love the picture of you with your hair in foils, too! Cute...haha! ;o)

EKM said...

It's OK, we all look like we are being set up to be electricuted (sp) when we get our hair did!! (just don't go near a lightening storm, i hear it's not recommended)

But here's a prayer request. I'm not married (starting your book come Sunday), I have no babies, but I do have a MAJOR prayer request between now and Saturday! I have an exam (yes a college exam) on Saturday 12-2:30 and this class determines if i graduate in may or not :( I am not doing well in this class (I am an A/B student) and I will be THRILLED to just PASS this class (it is ridiculously hard). I also have to finish my 8-10 page feature story before that and before I can study. So I am praying for wisdom and discernment. God has given me all the resources I could want or need for this class, I just am praying he show me how to use them and use the brain (that's supposed to work) He gave me! I know in Psalm's David always prayed for wisdom instead of riches and other things. I know he's given us everything, but we forget to ask for wisdom/discernment to understand why He does things

OK this is really long. Sorry for preachin' on this. My southern baptist roots came out of hiding for a few minutes. woops!

And PS I have a boyfriend set up for Harper already. Just in case. He is SUPER cute. and His name is HENRY. (can you imagine the napkins at the wedding? H&H? adorable).

SassyCassie said...

Harper is adorable! You should post a pic of you with your new color done :-)

The Hensons said...

As soon as I saw the bib I knew exactly where you got it. I bought some for little one at the same place! ADORABLE.

Mary said...

LOVE the fact that you put the picture on your blog--us girls can all appreciate the phrase, "There is no such thing as natural beauty!" like Dolly said in Steel Magnolias...I love that line. It's hard to fix ourselves once there is a baby that wants to be held but you're doing GREAT at staying yourself and incorporating Miss Harper...since having my new baby 7 weeks ago I can count on one hand how many times I've dried my hair and put makeup on...sad sad sad. I told my hubby you helped inspire me to put on real clothes and do my hair, makeup, etc. So thank you!!

Out on a Limb said...

Kelly, I've been reading your blog for awhile now but this is the first time I've posted a comment. And I just had to because of your hair situation...lol. I also have naturally DARK hair...like Asian black (and I'm not Asian). But the past few years I have been getting grayer and grayer. I'm only 31 and have bad gray roots...lol. It's embarrassing. Is my only choice to go blond? I mean, you look great as a blond, but I just can't imagine myself as one. I've always been known as the "girl with the black hair." I've just been dying it with Loreal or whatever is on sale. I admit that I rarely go to a salon and I probably need to. But I could REALLY use some advice on what to do here...lol.

Also, I really have loved reading your blog every day. I came here right around the time you had your little Harper and it has been a joy to watch her grow.

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, only you can have foil on your head and still look beatimus!!! haha!! :)

Thomas and Jamie said...

You are SO right about that Kelly! God does know the needs!! Isn't that just incredible? I find myself in awe sometimes about the power of the God we serve! AND - I don't think ANYONE blames you for wanting to concentrate on that sweet baby of yours for a while on the blog! After all - isn't that why most of us started our blogs in the first place?

Megan said...

I love your first picture - and thank you so much for sharing, I'm glad I"m not the only one who's completely gray at 25! I dye as well to hide it all and when the roots start poking through I pretend to be a natural blonde ;)

Brandy said...

would love to meet Big... and Boo.. lucky you! Give them a big hug and thanks from me! Keeping me entertained!

Ginny said...

Kelly- People were always amazed at the things I was able to do while toting a baby around. After my second child I cont'd to do the same thing. I would go and get my nails done, get my hair done, get a week of groceries, go to the mall, etc. With just one it is easy0 they're your going-around-town pal. If you have another, you can do it with two, also. I think some people underestimate what they can do with a baby. It's either that or sit at home like we are helpless, which we are not...You have to make it work or resign yourself to being bored for 5 years..and we know that is not appealing! I knew people that would not leave the house b/c they thought having a baby would along would be too much so they waited on their husband, the weekend, or a friend. Not me, sister!

JennyLo said...

You did it! You did your hair with a baby in hand! Love the foil pic by the way!

Brandi said...

Thanks to your cute blog, I am now a blogger. I love keeping a journal for my kids. I just ordered 2 of the bibs that Harper had on for my son Ty. Thanks for always letting everyone know where you get your all your cute stuff.

Birdy's Boutique said...

My hair was the same way after giving birth!! I found Ovation Hair!! It is the best product out there for your hair, I swear by it. You have to check it out on their website, they only sell it online. It is so worth the money just for the Cell Therapy!! I love your new hair style too! I have enjoyed reading your blog everyday and Harper is just too cute for words!

www.birdysboutique.etsy.com

happymomof2 said...

Doesn't it feel good to get your hair done??? My daughter LOVES to go to the salon with me- she is now 3 1/2 years old. That is our "girl" time together. My stylist even does my daughter's eyebrows- LOL! She just combs them but she tells everyone she gets her eyebrows waxed:)
Like the new look of the blog, however I am having a hard time reading what you are posting because of the background. Didn't know if anyone else was having this problem too or if it was just me.?

Sonya said...

Harper is as cute as always!

Jessica and Michael said...

What an adorable picture of Harper looking at her grandmother. So cute and she just looks like she is in love with her! :)

BOWquet said...

I love the blessing ring! :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Are you going to the ranch??? Pioneer Woman??? Big Mama???Boo Mama?? Do tell!!

Kim said...

You are so pretty Kelly, and I think you're only getting more beautiful! Harper looks quite at home in the salon as well...that's my kind of girl :)

Mommyto3K's said...

You've gotta do what you've gotta do, I too have taken my kiddos with me to get my hair do. Enjoy your fresh color and have a fun and safe day trip tomorrow. BTW, love the prayer ring. What a great way to display her cards.

duday said...

dear kelly,

hi.
my name is donna and i have been reading your posts for almost 3 months now.
and i must say that every time i open your page a smile just draws out of my face - i can't help it.
i just can't help but feel so happy for you and your family (especially after what you have gone through).
May God Bless you always and always..:)

NOTE:
*about your post today,
well I say that we may all get tired of doing things over and over again, but that doesn't include Praying - especially if our prayers could save and heal someone..

Alisha said...

Don't know if I am the only one but I'm having trouble reading the blog with the new background. The font is very faint?

Cute pictures!

Tiffany said...

Aah! You are meeting up with Big and Boo? How exciting!!!!

Ginny said...

In regards to the font....for some reason the white background takes a while to load on this blog...juat be patient. When you first come to her sight all you see is the background and the letters on top are barely readable...but then after a few moments a white background to the print should come up. I get the exact same thing. Perhaps the white background is not pulling up from your computer? The turquoise and brown decor should only be on the sides after the page has fully loaded. :)

Mandi said...

First of all, Harper is NEVER lacking in the cute accessory department...that bib is CUTE!!!
And I love the picture of you all foiled and Harper looking like "I'm not so sure about this."

Mandi said...

Oh, and I hope you had fun with Big and Boo!!!

Kimberly said...

Kelly,I appreciate your prayer blog so much.I am out here in Ca. and would otherwise be so oblivious to all the needs you inform us of.The other night I was reading the requests,crying and my husband was like,"why do you do this to yourself?" It is so good to know about and to pray about though. I know how much I would appreciate prayers if we needed them as desperately as these people do. God is glorified as we pray for others. Thanks for posting them!

Basham said...

Big Mama and Boo Mama..I can't wait to hear all about it! I am sure you guys will have so much fun!

Sarah said...

Are you seriously going to see Mel and Sop?(we're *really* close so I can call them that).Totally not fair! lol. Have FUN and tell them I said hi! ♥

{lauren} said...

Hi Kelly..I felt like I should finally leave a comment for you since I've been lurking around here for several weeks:) Your Harper is absolutely beautiful! I adore all of the monogrammed and personalized things you have for her...sometimes I secretly wish my little Noah was a girl so I could make him all frilly and sweet. Haha just kiddin'! Anyway..just wanted to say hi and that I so enjoy stopping by here often! Blessings, always!

Andie said...

Good GRIEF! I have a baby a month younger than Harper, and my hair is in exactly the SAME state! My bathroom floor is disgusting. I have to sweep it every day.