Pregnancy Week 25: Hair, Hair, Everywhere!

photo.JPGHair growth and pregnancy–boy oh boy do they ever go hand in hand. As this week rounds out to a close I’ve noticed my hair is flowing much more than usual; with long, thick dark locks flowing down my back. While I’m enjoying this aspect of pregnancy, I’m not enjoying the other areas the hair is rapidly growing–namely my legs.

I’ve been using coconut oil to shave my legs and it has been working beautifully. With the changing seasons, my skin tends to dry out easily and adding this extra layer of moisture and protection has really increased the suppleness of my shins and thighs. Not to mention having less razor burn! In a few weeks I know I won’t be doing a very good job of shaving anything, so I take what pleasure I can from small victories.

This week I have been working on the baby’s nursery and cleaning up the crib from my last baby. That little boy is a messy guy and he really did a number on that poor old crib. I’m a very nostalgic person and as I clean up the room and furniture I keep thinking about how these pieces will have held and comforted all three of my  babies. It isamazing how looking at a piece of furniture can bring a special warmth to your heart–thinking of the differences and similarities of the beings that shared that space. The same goes for clothing–the blankets, diapers, shirts and pants that clothe these little creatures as they grow. I have a hard time letting go of these items as they are so dear to me–remembering one crawling in jammies, or another pulling up in those pants. Or how one would squeal with joy at the special blanket. Motherhood definitely pulls at the nostalgic heartstrings, and this time around I am wading very thickly in the swamp.

I have also been cutting and pinning a few extra special pieces for this newborn–some easy-to-sew baby pants, a few hats to knit and some wool felt booties. A little bit of handmade goodness for this little babe who will be here so very soon.

Pia Watzig is a stay at home mama to soon to be three little boys. She lives, loves and creates in Portland, Oregon.

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