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Hair Bird (22nd August 2020)

Hair on the side of the bath that looks a bit like a bird
Hair Bird (22nd August 2020)
 
#IUsedToTakePicturesOfMyFallenOutHairInTheShowerAllTheTime
#IJustCheckedAndTheFirstOneWasIn2017AndTheLastOneThatICanObviouslySeeWasEarly2019
#WhenIWasPregnantIDidNotReallyLoseAny
#IHadBeenToldThatWouldHappenButItStillSeemedOddWhenItTurnedOutToBeTrue
#IJustPutItOnTheWallOrSideOfTheBathLikeHere
#TodayISeemToHaveRandomlyMadeABird
#ThoughTiagoFirstSaidItLookedLikeAHorseWhenIShowedHim
#IDoNotWashMyHairMuchAnymore
#ICanNotRememberWhenILastDidBeforeTodayButItWasProbably10DaysAgoIsh
#IWasJustGoingToReTieMyHairAndIRealisedThatIHadSoManyKnotsUnderneath
#IHadALittleDreadlockForming
#IDoNotBrushMyHairMuchAsItMakesItGreasier
#AndIfITieMyHairUpThenItDoesNotMatterIfItIsBrushedOrNot
#TheseHashtagsAreSoBoring
#WeGaveBABathToday
#WeUsuallyDoTwiceAWeek
#AndWashHerDailyWithAFlannel
#WeFindItEasierIfOneOfUsGetsInTheBathWithHer
#EspeciallyIfTheTubIsQuiteDeep
#InTheEarlyDaysItWasTiagoWhoGotInAsHeFeltMoreConfident
#NowItIsUsuallyMe
#IfIAmLuckyIGetToStayInTheBathALittleLongerAfterwards
#ThoughMaybeIAmJustBathingInBabyPiss
#TheLastTwoTimesBeforeTodayTheBathGotCutShortDueToNumberTwos
#ButTodayAHadALittleBitOfTimeAndWashedMyHairOverTheBathAfterwards
#AsIWasGettingDressedTiagoCameInToSayBNeededFeeding
#BSeemsToLoveTheBath
#SheSitsInABathSupport
#SheIsStartingToKickHerLegsAndMovesTheSupportByPuttingHerFeetOnTheFloorAndPushing
#ICanNotWaitToGoSwimmingWithHerOneDay

#IUsedToTakePicturesOfMyFallenOutHairInTheShowerAllTheTime #IJustCheckedAndTheFirstOneWasIn2017AndTheLastOneThatICanObviouslySeeWasEarly2019

The project was called Hair Sculptures. It probably needs a better title to be honest, but the name follows on from Bathroom Sculptures which was hand tissues that had been dumped on surfaces in the Mayfair bathroom of a building where I worked.

I did think about putting those projects on my website at some point, but they are quite different to the rest of my work.

I’ve been listening to podcasts whilst pushing B on walks and I feel inspired to try other art forms again, but do I have the time? Not really.

#WhenIWasPregnantIDidNotReallyLoseAny #IHadBeenToldThatWouldHappenButItStillSeemedOddWhenItTurnedOutToBeTrue

I think my hairdresser told me this – that makes me sound fancier than I am. My hair was thick enough already, though I didn’t really notice much change in it whilst I was pregnant. I had it cut to shoulder length when I was about 18 weeks and it’s just been growing since.

#IJustPutItOnTheWallOrSideOfTheBathLikeHere #TodayISeemToHaveRandomlyMadeABird #ThoughTiagoFirstSaidItLookedLikeAHorseWhenIShowedHim

I think T didn’t believe that I randomly made an animal with my hair. Sadly I’m not that creative… Well I am but my execution of it would have been worse if I had tried to do it on purpose. Maybe no one else sees the bird, but it makes me happy. I like random creations.

#IDoNotWashMyHairMuchAnymore #ICanNotRememberWhenILastDidBeforeTodayButItWasProbably10DaysAgoIsh

I was trying to get away with not washing my hair much, but then lockdown really helped as no one really saw me – except T, and strangers on my daily walks.

#IWasJustGoingToReTieMyHairAndIRealisedThatIHadSoManyKnotsUnderneath #IHadALittleDreadlockForming #IDoNotBrushMyHairMuchAsItMakesItGreasier #AndIfITieMyHairUpThenItDoesNotMatterIfItIsBrushedOrNot

I love when I’ve had my hair tied up in a messy bun for a week and it has a massive wave through it when I take it down. It’s not enjoyed for long though as I’ve usually taken it down to wash it or to retie it.

#TheseHashtagsAreSoBoring

No one probably cares about half the stuff I say, but hopefully some of it will be interesting to me in the future.

#WeGaveBABathToday
#WeUsuallyDoTwiceAWeek
#AndWashHerDailyWithAFlannel

It’s so much easier now I’m more confident doing it.

#WeFindItEasierIfOneOfUsGetsInTheBathWithHer
#EspeciallyIfTheTubIsQuiteDeep
#InTheEarlyDaysItWasTiagoWhoGotInAsHeFeltMoreConfident
#NowItIsUsuallyMe
#IfIAmLuckyIGetToStayInTheBathALittleLongerAfterwards
#ThoughMaybeIAmJustBathingInBabyPiss
#TheLastTwoTimesBeforeTodayTheBathGotCutShortDueToNumberTwos

I bought some lavender bath salts to try to help me sleep in the early days. Then I realised I wasn’t supposed to have a bath yet because of my stitches and I haven’t got round to using them. I feel like I don’t have time for a relaxing bath at the moment, but hopefully I will soon!

#ButTodayAHadALittleBitOfTimeAndWashedMyHairOverTheBathAfterwards
#AsIWasGettingDressedTiagoCameInToSayBNeededFeeding

That’s the thing – I can’t be too relaxed in case B needs me, though we’ve gone back to doing a bottle feed in the evening. It seems like an easier way to give her her vitamin D, but she doesn’t seem to like drinking from a bottle anymore.

#BSeemsToLoveTheBath
#SheSitsInABathSupport #SheIsStartingToKickHerLegsAndMovesTheSupportByPuttingHerFeetOnTheFloorAndPushing

I think B has always liked the bath. The first or second time T tried to dunk her more in the bath after and she cried, but she’s quite content sat there. She is getting stronger. She pushes herself away on the mat where I flannel wash her in the mornings, but I’m like I can catch you!

#ICanNotWaitToGoSwimmingWithHerOneDay

This will be nice. I’ve looked at lessons, but they’re quite expensive and not that easy for me to get to so we’ll have to see. Usually we’d have been on holiday this summer to see T’s parents and gone swimming in the sea lots, though it was kind of off the table for me because I was pregnant. T was planning to go for a wedding, but that got postponed. His parents just sent us honey and our favourite cheese, so I’ll just have to close my eyes when I eat it and pretend we’re there…


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