Thursday, March 29, 2012

Shedding and Shoes

Over the weekend I went out with a friend. We went to see The Hunger Games along with the rest of the was awesome, not as awesome as the book but hey, do you know any movie that was better than the book? Anywho, after the movie we went out to have cocktails and, in my case, one too many cocktails is two. How sad. I decided to bestow my "having a baby" wisdom on her. Poor thing!

My "having a baby" wisdom included things that I was not prepared for. Things like....if you plan on delivering the old fashioned way, you better start doing P90X to prepare for it. I was prepared for a certain region to be in pain, I was not prepared for my entire body to feel like I had been hit by a semi. Seriously, every part of my being was in pain! Why didn't Jenny McCarthy warn me? Also, I was prepped in advance for the nurses to come in a press down on my abdomen....I was not prepared for the "crime scene" that followed the pressing. EWE. The last thing I was not ready for was the shedding. My hair began falling out 12 weeks post delivery. It is now 15 weeks post semi hit and I'm losing hair like a Siberian Husky in the summer. For reals.

Now onto shoes, oh, and socks. First, why does my three month old need no skid socks? Um, he's only rolled over once, he most certainly does not need no skid socks. I'lll tell you what he does need, some socks that stay on! Hey Gerber, Carters, Target...what the frick? He kicks those off in two shakes of a lambs tail. I love seeing those little sausage toes, so I guess I can live with falling socks.

My boy is a shoeless wonder. I find no need to add a necessary step to dressing Mr. A-Loop. But, I read a many blog and I shop around A LOT and it would seem that I may be the only Mommy out there who does not put shoes on her son. He's got one pair, and the poor little guy hasn't even wore them. I was out shopping yesterday and I saw a couple with twins who couldn't be more than 6 weeks old...both of them had on shoes. They have enough time and patience to put shoes on 4 feet. I'm too busy putting wrist rattles on his leg as if he wearing an ankle monitor and sunglasses because he looks like he might be blinded on a cloudy day.


  1. Too funny! I agree with the shoe thing. I did not put shoes on any of my boys when they were little. I do have to let you know that the company OneStep Ahead has great little slippers that stayed on really well when my boys started to crawl. They also worked well for starter shoes since my boys feet were too fat to fit in anything else!

  2. My oldest was born in March (he just turned 12) and I remember the July after he was born it was soooooo hot. And he was teething. So he was hot. And cranky. And did I mention teething?? So the last thing I felt I needed to subject my sweaty, cranky, teething 4 month old to was shoes. I was accosted by this elderly gentlemen who gave me trouble for it while I was in line at the grocery store too. LOL
    Anyway, this is a really long way of saying that I agree with the no shoe thing as well. Until they are mobile, and as long as they aren't getting too cold, let them go barefoot!:-)

  3. I'm glad that I am not alone in the shoe thing! I really can't even keep socks on the boy!

    @Sarah...I would LOVE his feet even more if they were fatter....fat baby feet are the best!!!