After leaving the midwifery, I needed to go to a diagnostics place to have my blood drawn for the midwifery. So I grabbed Bus 17 to Eindhoven Station to get on another bus (Bus 22) out to the diagnostics place. I had never been there before so I wasn't sure where to go once I got off the bus, but lucky for me I saw the building right across the street from the bus stop once I got off. I was in and out (with a few vials less of blood in my body) in about 10 minutes. I hopped on Bus 170 back to Eindhoven Station to get on Bus 1, which brought me back to the Winkelcentrum Woensel. Four buses in an hour and it was a complete success! I felt redeemed after our many bus mishaps yesterday!
Back in Woensel I walked around the winkelcentrum, made a hair appointment, bought a little lamp for Liam's room, and headed back home for lunch. After a quick nap, I headed back to the winkelcentrum for my haircut, and that was interesting . . .
Getting a haircut was one thing that I have been putting off since we've been here, frankly because I was nervous. But all the baby books and websites have been saying that I need to do things now that I probably won't have time for immediately after the baby (hence, a haircut). That, plus the fact that my bangs were practically sitting on my nose, motivated me to go ahead and get this over with. So I ended up at Cosmo in the winkelcentrum, and everything was going fine until the very end -- she held up a layer at the front of my face and says something (in English, but still difficult to understand), and I say, "Yes, it looks great!" Before I can blink she now has one of those razors in her hand and is razoring my front layers so that they "frame my face" . . . I walked out of there with a feathery, very "European" look that I had not been counting on! My bangs basically blend in with the hairline around my face, and it just cracks me up every time I look in the mirror! I am hoping that once I wash and style it myself I can maybe fix it a little. But I figured, well, my bangs are cut, and hair grows, so I'm not too worried about it. Oh, and when I left she said I can always come back to have my "pony" cut for free -- huh?? Turns out "pony" = bangs, so I get free bang trims. : )
Today was definitely one of my best days here so far (even with my new European haircut), and I am feeling good about everything to come!
PS -- 26 days to go!
|The great lamp I found for next to the glider|
|The adorable tiny galoshes I saw at Hema today --|
Liam will need these soon enough!