And the dark hair is back! Let me just put one thing straight right now: yes, it is completely safe to dye your hair while pregnant. I’m surprised by how many people have asked or straight out condemned me for doing it, but I suppose it’s just one of those things that people never bother to look up first! And I definitely did. Bleaching your hair is warned against, though there are no signs that it’s ever harmed a baby, but ammonia-free dye to a darker color is perfectly fine.
Thankfully, because I love having darker hair in the fall, and I would have been stuck with a bad hair situation a long time ago if it hadn’t been safe. Like when I had inch-long roots because I’d gone blonde before I knew I was pregnant.
So I have finally gotten to the point where nothing fits. These pants only barely work with the old hair-elastic jimmy-rig, but this morning (or like.. noon) when I tried to get dressed, nothing worked. Or rather, everything that does fit is black. Basically.
I guess at 23 weeks, it’s finally time to give in and get real maternity clothes. I at least need a pair of jeans, a few good shirts, and one or two more dresses to get me through!
I’ve been vastly veering towards simplicity the more into fall we get; it’s really an odd change for me, because I suddenly want to wear lots of neutrals, not too much pattern, and simple accessories. Stripes and black/brown seem to be really attracting me now. And orange, though. So maybe it’s just that I really want to dress like fall.
Life has been pretty quiet lately; my daily routine is to get up, have breakfast and coffee (one cup a day, also safe during pregnancy), work for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, clean up around the house, work another shift, blog, work whatever time I have left, and cook dinner. It’s a simple life, but I like it. I’m not really one of those people who needs to be doing something all the time, and I never have been. I love being home, being a housewife, decorating, taking care of the husband… I was born wanting to do this.
I also occasionally write — yes, I am finally getting back into it, albeit very slowly — and just recently rearranged the downstairs, and I really want to go to a pumpkin patch and start baking fall dishes, but I’m content! I am starting to feel more and more like a mother, in a way… and I waddle now.
This Sunday we’re going to have a very small Hobbit party, it being Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday. So far, we have only planned to roast a chicken, make seedcake, and watch The Hobbit. And we can only invite like… two people, because we don’t have much seating. But it should be fun anyway!
We’re such nerds.
I hope you are all having a wonderful Friday! I’m so happy for the weekend!