Several friends of mine have donated their hair in recent years and their actions inspired me to plan on donating mine next time I was thinking of doing anything drastic to my hair. I kept thinking I would wait just one more year for it to get even longer, but in looking at pictures from the past couple years, I don't think my hair has really gotten any longer.
So ... I figured now would be the best time to chop it off and send it in (especially since apparently my hair will fall out in clumpfuls after I deliver).
As my pregnancy winds down, I am working on developing thicker skin to the many comments people seem to think are helpful/encouraging. I no longer tear up at the more insensitve ones, but can't help shaking my head in amazement. After several months of these comments I wonder if I've ever said these things to a pregnant woman?? I certainly hope not! For those curious souls out there, here are a few sample comments that I can attest really aren't necessary for a pregnant woman (or any woman) to be told:
- Wow, you're huge! It's unbelievable!
- You're really starting to waddle now.
- Looks like you're busting out of your clothes, time to get some bigger ones.
Being a person who often forgets to think before I speak, these comments have prompted some good self-reflection for me. Perhaps, this will help me be more thoughtful in my own comments to people?