baby’s first haircut – before and after

The night before:

See the massive amounts of hair we were dealing with?  This picture doesn’t even fully demonstrate the length on top, which i estimate was probably 6-8 inches long.

 Still not a great visual on the length, but you get the idea.

He wouldn’t sit still long enough for us to get a big handful of hair to demonstrate how long it was.  We really tried!

 Day of, right before the haircut.  I was all nerves. 
Hat hair!
He was initially amused by turning the steering wheel in the little racecar.

The Spraydown.

First snip.

Um.  What do you think you’re doing?

The longest part is gone.  He already looks older.

Never cried.  Never smiled either, but never cried.  I’d call that a successful first haircut.

My baby is almost a toddler.
Speaking of my baby almost being a toddler, he took 2 steps unassisted over the weekend.  Sigh.
This last picture is technically a “before” shot and messes up the chronology here, but I had to save it for last because it’s so super irresistable. 

what i’m loving

I’m loving that The Bachelor is back on.  What is this, the 83rd season?  And yes, I realize that only like 2 of the couples have stayed together.  My husband rags on me constantly for watching this show.  I can’t help it.  I don’t watch it for the love story, I don’t watch it because it gives me pleasure to see another happy couple engaged after 6 weeks of dating.  I watch it for the DRAMA!  Because it’s fun.  Because the “characters” get drunk and make fools of themselves.  And Chris Harrison is so darn lovable in a dorky kind of way.
You had to know there would be some food in here.  These things are amazing.  And addictive.  I love ’em.  Need I say more?
Oh, Annie, whoever you are…wherever you are, I thank you for these honey bunny grahams, a.k.a. little bites of bunny heaven.  They were purchased for Theo, who eats 3-4 for dessert after dinner most nights (but guess who ends up eating a whole lot more than that?).  They are quite tasty.  
I’m loving all the cute, handmade baby girl (and boy) shoes at the Pitter Patter Shop on Etsy.  You can find lots of different styles and colors, all for $14-16, starting in the tiniest of tiny newborn sizes.  My little baby numero dos will have at least one pair of Pitter Patters to wear this summer.  Would it be wrong of me to say I hope it’s a girl because the baby shoes are cuter?
photo by em.
I’m totally loving that in less than a week I will be in Colorado, visiting my BFF of 17+ years (gasp…can that be right?)  I’m not loving that I will be leaving my two loves for 4 days, but I trust that they will survive without me.  I’m not sure at this point whether I will survive without them, but I trust that there will be more than enough side-splitting laughter and marvelous scenery to distract me.  

We were slow to get on the Netflix bandwagon.  I actually received a gift subscription to use during my maternity leave last year.  The instant streaming is amazing and so convenient.  Theo and I fired up Babies last weekend when he woke up at 11pm and refused to go back down before 1am.  We both loved it.  The kid never sits still and he snuggled up right next to me and stared intently at those other little people like him from all over the world.  Eh, maybe it was the boobs.  >>FLASHBACK<<  There was a lot of breastfeeding going on.
Have a fabulous weekend,

haircut time

The last 3 or 4 days, Theo has woken up with this… this… this.. THING in his hair.  I don’t know how to describe it but it is like a tiny little matted up knot at the end of the hair that hangs down in his eyes.  No, they are not bangs, because they are swooping around from the back of his head.  No matter how you try, the THING will not go away.  You can’t brush it out, you can’t comb it out.  The knot itself will come out but what’s left afterwards is so not cute.  It looks like he’s been electrocuted, but just in that one spot.  The decision was made yesterday morning that he will definitely be getting his first haircut.  I’d hoped to wait til his first birthday, just to be all traditional and stuff, but his hair is out of control.  It’s always hanging down in his eyes.  Sometimes it looks like he has a mullet because it is so long in the back (well over his collar).  And it’s almost to the bottom of his ear on the sides.  Time to go bye-bye. 

The challenge with this is that I don’t want my baby to lose his baby look.  I don’t want him to have bangs cut straight across his forehead.  I don’t want him to have a buzz cut.  I want it to still look natural, I just want the super long parts to be trimmed.  He has a patch of hair right down the middle of his head that he never lost so it has just continued growing and it’s probably a good 6 inches long.  We try to swirl it around and make it blend in, but it’s just not working anymore.  So, it’s time.  My fear is that the people at the baby hair cutting place won’t listen to me or only know how to do one thing and he’ll end up with a bowl cut.  That would be devastating.  Seriously, what are these people’s qualifications for baby hair cutting? 

My baby boy is growing up, with or without my approval.  I’ll be sure to post before and after pics.