Arun is usually on the lookout for the moon. When it disappears from his view out his window as I turn the car in a different direction, he is quick to ask where the hell it went. Tonight during the lunar eclipse, he was duly impressed when it disappeared from view and declared that it was "hiding behind a house".
It is official! Chocolate Covered Susan (yes, that Susan from my post titled "Have you met Susan?") is blogging over at Chocolate Covered Suburb. Mojavi set the blog up for her and then commanded "Ye shall go forth and blog." And lucky for us, Susan is obliging. Her recent post on how out of control candy has gotten at school parties hit home. Arun received more candy for Valentine's day than he did for Halloween. Argh. Anyway.....She is pregnant with Kid #2 and will most certainly be getting something evil from me in April when her baby boy is born (a case of whiskey, perhaps?) So..... please go over and give one of my v.v.v. best friends a proper welcome to the blogging world. Also, feel free to heckle her.
After some negative topical posting here the past few days, I am going to turn to one of my very favorite trite topics: Baby Girl Hair.
I found that for Anjali the following regimen works best - wash every 2 weeks with Cetaphil gentle cleanser, comb while soapy in every direction possible to exfoliate her scalp, rinse, then follow with California Baby Calming Conditioner. Every other day or so, I wet her hair down lightly with my finger and do the Calming Conditioner again. Every single day, I comb through all the rats with my fingers either while she is nursing or just hanging out in my lap. Combs and brushes rarely touch her hair because that is just crazy talk to do that to a Curly Haired Baby. Bah. Besides, at this point, this girl totally does not care if I mess with her hair - why would I subject her to combs and brushes? Anyway, this routine may change when summer hits, but for now during the dry winter months this is working for her.
Hair barrettes have been in order lately and I strong-armed my grandma into buying her a few for Christmas. No Slippy has my heart - they are definitely over-priced, but I did try out some cheapies before buying these. The cheapies do NOT stay in her hair and therefore are practically worthless. No Slippy may be over-priced, but they are wrapped in velvet (to prevent breakage) AND include a magnet (it is a kid-safe one and it prevents hair slippage). I am a very satisfied customer for these over-priced doodads and we will definitely be getting more for her down the line.
One last thing regarding Baby Girl Hair. Our stylist is adamant that Baby Girl Hair should not be given bangs for awhile. As a baby's head grows, more new hair keeps coming in at the hairline. If you cut a baby girl's bangs, eventually, she will have bangs back to her crown. I can see that Anjali is definitely getting more new hair underneath what "appears" to be her current bangs. As such, per this advice, we will not be cutting Anjali's bangs until she is around 2 or 3 years old.