Thursday, November 13, 2008

I Caved

As long as Jules has had his beautiful blond hair I've sworn up and down we wouldn't cut it, at least not for a long long time.  Then came yesterday.  I finally convinced Pete to get a "real" hair cut, aka not one that I give him in our kitchen with clippers to save money, and made an appointment with my stylist who gives me great cuts.  We brought Jules along on the off chance I would be convinced he needed one too.  His hair on top is gorgeous, but in the back it was heading into serious mullet territory, and that coupled with the weird hair that popped up from the spot all babies go bald as newborns = not such a good look.  Since we're getting his one year pictures taken soon, I figured now was as good a time as ever to get it done, especially since Pete was going to be able to come with us.  

She started with Pete holding him, though every time she came at him with the clippers or the scissors he tried to climb up him to get away!  Eventually I had to hold him for part of it, and then Papa held him again while she did some final touch ups.  It's shorter in the back, but still long on top, and I think as long as it stays healthy we'll let it grow for awhile and see if we can get it long again.  He looks like such a big boy now, it almost hurts to look.  I can't believe how fast this past year has flown.


Showing off the mullet/fuzz:


Finally success:


I'll try to get some better pictures up of the finished product.  I didn't get many pictures at the salon because I was too busy pinning his arms down so he didn't grab at the scissors!

In other update-style news, we had Julian's 1 Year appointment last week.  His new stats are:  25lbs 12 oz and 32 inches long!  He's dropped down to the 75th percentile for weight/head, but he's still in the 95th for height.  Big boy indeed!

Current vocabulary:  Papa, puppy, bite, ball, football, zebra, book, balloon, bath, baby, penguin, woof, diaper, nana's, bushes, a-boo, ba-boom!.

Tricks:  High-fives, plays peek-a-boo, claps, dances to music, gives kisses, retrieves well known items upon request, will say what a dog says when asked (Woof), drinks from sippy cups with the valves in, can drink from a straw, self feeding with a loaded spoon, can identify Papa in pictures around the house, can identify well known items in books and in real life, can throw big and small balls a good distance.


Mandie said...

I love his hair cut!!! :)

Please Press Pause said...

Thanks:) I like it a lot more now that I've had a few days to get used to it.

Mandie said...

From the question you asked on my blog:

I will not be using fertility medications during our IUIs. I have a regular ovulation pattern so we are hoping that one egg will do it.

After a couple of cycles, we will re-evaluate if I need medications.

As far as taking Clomid goes, I would probably continue to nurse a toddler while on Clomid. Generally, Clomid isn't recommended to nursing mothers because it can mess with supply. I would continue to nurse and if my supply dropped, then it dropped. Nathan would probably still nurse for comfort.

here is a link to Mothering about nursing and taking Clomid:

Dr. Hale (the guru on breastfeeding and meds) says that Clomid is considered safe but it CAN decrease supply. It is not recommended to nurse a younger nursling and take Clomid, but a toddler should be ok.

The other useful info (IMO) from Hale is the molecular weight. Clomid isn't the highest but it is pretty high which indicates that not much is passed into the milk.

I read a lot of the anecdotal stuff online (b/c really, that's all there is). When you think about it, there can't be that many people to do a study with. I mean how many women actually need clomid in the first place, and out of those people, how many are still nursing when they are ready for #2?)

In the end it is your call. The doctor is going to tell you to wean, because most likely he or she doesn't have much experience with extended nursing.