Since Luca entered our world over 9 months ago, I have not taken much time for me. Sure, I spend time away from her when she is in the hospital. But it is normally to just go and sleep.
One thing that I have been needing was a haircut. I got one about a month before Luca arrived...and had not had one since then. It had been a whole TEN MONTHS! Craziness.
My hair desperately needed a good conditioning, cut, and I wanted to brighten things up a bit. So Saturday I took time to get it all done (thanks to my sister who treated me). I got it majorly cut (about 5 inches off) and got highlights. You would think it was enjoyable but honestly, I do not find getting my hair done a relaxing time. I stress out and pick out anything that does not look quite right. The highlights came out way too light so we fixed that (although I think I might have to go back again to get them toned down even more). But it is done - and it needed to be. Maybe I won't wait another 10 months to go back.
Sunday, I went bra shopping! I had been dying to go to this specialty store who are supposed to be the bra experts. One of my friends met me there and I am not kidding when I tell you that I felt like a new woman when I left that bra shop. My ladies were lifted and my posture was better. I was measured at the same size I had been wearing - but apparently I was wearing the straps incorrectly and it was making my ladies sag. I walked into where we stay when Luca's in the hospital, and everyone commented on how different I looked. A new woman, I tell you! And if you are in the DC area, this is the store.
As nice as it was to take time for myself, it was back to reality when I walked into the hospital afterwards and stepped into my mom role, reviewing Luca's labs for the day and getting a daily report. But, that's life. Little moments of normalcy mixed into our crazy life!