Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone !

This picture totally cracks us up !

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I did it ...

Today I did something I've been thinking a lot about for a long time. I cut my hair ! I bought a LivingSocial deal and went into it a bit apprehensive. The lady who cut my hair was pretty and nice, and said that I would be able to donate my hair to charity. Then snip snip snip, she cut it straight down in the back. What resulted was this really beautiful A line bob that was longer in front than in back. I looked in the mirror and said, hmm .. and she must have seen my hesitation because she said, "Well, if you kept it like this, you'd still have hair flying in your face and you'd always have to pin it back." And so we continued on as planned.

I had told her that I wanted a cut similar to Ginnifer Goodwin's as I think her pixie cut is really cute. The finished product is just what I envisioned ! I love it and I think I will keep it short (sorry Chris). Originally, I wanted my hair cut because I never know what to do with it and looked messy all the time. It was also inconvenient taking care of Dexter with hair always coming loose and in my face.

Now I use so much less shampoo and with a little bit of hair products, my hair looks done. It's simple enough even I can't mess it up. :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

NICU revisited

It was a special day for Dexter and me. I packed up Dexter's things, put him in the car seat and we drove 45 minutes to the hospital he was born at to visit the NICU nurses. I had emailed GL prior to the visit and she helped coordinate - all four of the people I wanted to see will be there !

Dexter screamed the whole drive there. I don't know why he hates the car seat so much ! I thought kids were supposed to like driving in the car. Of course, as soon as we got there, he fell asleep in his stroller. I went to the NICU receptionist and asked her to page GL for me. She looked at me and said, "Are you her relative ?" I think it's funny that even though she saw me nearly every day for 85 days that she still doesn't remember me.

GL came out and saw Dexter and said, "OMG, he's so solid !" (which is true, he's quite a chubster now). She took off with him to bring him around and as I was standing there, another mom asked me, "Is that GL's kid ?" HAHA. So I guess Dexter does look pretty Asian. Soon she was back with PM and CN, Dexter's primaries and it was so good to see them. Oh, and while I was waiting, I ran into RA, our social worker (but I figured she'd be easy to page if I didn't just oops run into her).

I really miss these nurses who took such good care of Dexter. They are all the kind of people I wish I was good friends with and they are like family to our family. I can't explain how good it was to see them.

I think Dexter remembers them, too, because he smiled at them ! It was very sweet. I wish we lived closer.

Nurse CN gave Dexter this Raggedy Andy doll .. he loves staring at it ! Though .. whenever we take a picture with him and Andy, he always looks like, wth is this thing !! LoL.