Friday Free-For-All – 05/04/18

Friday Free-For-All

It’s my birthday month! Honestly, I’ve hardly thought about my birthday at all, seeing as we’re in the thick of baby preparations. I do think Ben and I will go out to dinner next week, but I’m not planning a party or celebration or anything. I’m debating taking the day off to help burn up a few remaining vacation days before I leave work, but we’ll see.

Baby shower this weekend! I’m very excited to see my mama and sisters and family and friends. Baby showers are not really my thing, but I know it’s part of the experience that I might regret not doing, so I’m glad it’s happening. I just made sure to let my mom and sister who are hosting know that cheesy games are NOT my idea of a good time. NOBODY wants to look at melted candy bars in a diaper and guess what kind of “poop” it is, amiright? I’m just hoping for a low-key event with good food and good company.

I need to get a haircut before baby arrives. Ever since getting my balayage freshened up in February, I’ve been noticing a TON of split ends. And not just little splits at the ends. Some of these hairs have split 2 or 3 inches up the strand! I always knew that lightening your hair wasn’t great for it, but I’m seeing the effects first-hand. While I trim the individual strands whenever I can, I need to make sure I get a good whole-head trim in before Baby Girl comes, because god only knows when I’ll have the time/energy again. I’ve also started using a leave-in cream on the ends of my hair to help prevent any more breakage. Hopefully it helps! If nothing else, it smells AMAZING!

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Do you trim your own split ends, or am I a weirdo?

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12 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All – 05/04/18

  1. veryrach says:

    lol I split the split ends! I just grab both ends and keep tearing them apart until one side pops off. It’s probably not a great idea, but it’s fun lol. Have a good weekend at your shower! I hate the poop game too. At my sister’s shower, we tie-dyed onesies, and chugged beer from baby bottles. lol those were the games I came up with 🙂

  2. txa1265 says:

    Happy Birthday Month! I used to joke that because my family wasn’t overly punctual that I would get gifts, etc across 2+ weeks, so the first half of April was my ‘extended birthday’! 🙂 Of course Lisa is much more efficient and focused on giving me a good day, so I mostly just get that day. This year schedules meant that a couple of friends at work couldn’t take me out to lunch until the week after my birthday, so that was cool 🙂

    Baby showers are nice in theory but can end up very political and stressful. Neither Lisa’s mom nor sister gave her one, so the one my mother gave was the only one … yeah, that is every bit as wonderful as it sounds (even ~22 years later!). Glad your situation sounds much better. Yes it will be cheesy, yes you will get loads of uninvited touching, advice, stories and so on … and yes it will be hard to be the absolute center of attention … but just enjoy it!

    • Rae says:

      Oh, I am well versed in the politics of showers, believe me. I had to strategically NOT invite some people, and I expect I’ll be hearing about it eventually. But really, I can only handle so much, ya know?

  3. SuzLyfe says:

    GET A HAIRCUT. Seriously. It was a great decision that I did it a few weeks before Em arrived–having short hair was a lifesaver for me. Just make sure you ask to get a cut that doesn’t have to be styled and styles itself, more or less!
    I told my friend who was throwing the shower that we weren’t doing games! Something that was fun was that we did a “guestbook” of messages for Em and us to pull out later. And something else that is fun is that if you have guests who don’t know each other, introduce them and how you know each other when you open their gift! Have so much fun! It was one of the most memorable parties I’ve ever been to.

    • Rae says:

      It ended up being a really lovely event. No dumb games, lots of good company, and delicious food. We have so many yummy leftovers too! 🙂

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