The Mom Haircut

November 19, 2009

I inadvertently got a mom haircut yesterday – it’s a little shorter and bouncier than I meant it to be, and a little “let’s all pile into the mini-van and go to Friendly’s.”

This may, however, be fitting, as we recently discovered we’re having a baby (who will undoubtedly be one of the palest children to have ever roamed the earth) in June! We’re pretty excited and a little scared. Kids have always struck me as the only truly un-take-backable thing you do in life…you can sell a house…you can get divorced…but kids (like diamonds) are forever. I guess there’s always the theoretical option of leaving the kid in a basket by someone’s front door before you ring the bell and run, but that’s frowned upon.

My brother and sister-in-law are having their first child in April, so we’re all quite excited that the cousins will be so close in age. Less exciting is the fact that Alicia has been sick as a dog for the whole first trimester and beyond, while I have been completely fine and throwing back meals (both mine and portions of Eric’s) with my usual gusto. It doesn’t seem at all fair, but I’m sure things will eventually even out (e.g., she’ll give birth to a sleek 6-pounder while I will be in labor for 26 hours with the Butterball Who Devoured Portsmouth).

According to the pregnancy books, at 9 weeks and change our baby is approximately the size of an olive, so we’ve taken to calling him or her “The Olive,” as in, “The Olive would love a Play-Skool kitchen, don’t you think?” The next size up is prune, which is a lot less endearing. We may stick with “The Olive” until we’re officially past prune-dom and into the realm of Peach or Kiwi.

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