Thursday, August 9, 2012

First Haircut

For the last few days, I have seen this:


That is some major (adorable!) bed head!  From the back...

Some curls, but mainly a little nest around the big egg of fluid that is still sitting on top of her shunt.

We started discussing a haircut a few weeks ago.  Scarlett is not a big fan of anything that touches her head, face or neck, thanks to the...extra attention...that has been focused there for so long.  So after she eats...

...the wiping, brushing and detangling necessary became one more battle than I wanted.  This won't be fun for her teachers at school in a few weeks.  Additionally, her hair is still growing in after her surgeries in May.  Neurosurgeons are definitely not hair stylists!  She was left with a bald streak across the top of her head from ear to ear, a stripe from front to back and a section over the shunt for good measure.  Those sections have gotten to be about an inch long, and stick out.  In the back there are short sections among the long curls.  It was time to clean it up.

So today, Chris and got organized and made it happen.  After her bath, when her hair was nice and wet, we combed it out, decided where her bangs would start.  We set everything out and got ready to work fast!

She chewed on her green comb while I tried to work around her wiggles.

Evened out the back around the big bubble - didn't cut the sides, but they brushed back short.
Trimmed the bangs.
 She sat still for all of 30 seconds or so, but we did manage to even it all out.  We didn't cut very much, and saved it in a plastic bag.  Even though her hair has been cut so much for surgeries, we wanted to save this as a memento of her first "real" haircut!


 And now, she can see without wisps in her eyes!  It's a little short, but, like I always say about my own short cuts, hair grows.  In a couple months, the surgical sites will have grown out, and it will be time for pigtails!

Luckily, her bows still work well, so we shouldn't get too many "What a handsome little boy!" comments!

9 comments:

Jen Isotalo said...

She is too adorable!! Nice job. :)

Mel said...

I love it! Great job momma!

Praying for Hope said...

You can see her beautiful face! And thank you for the mention of the bows in one of your previous posts. I visited thier site when you mentioned that the clips don't slip. They really don't. Although that doesn't prevent my silly girl from removing them on her own, when she leaves her hands out of her hair, they look pretty cute and they stay put.

Emily said...

She looks so cute! Love it!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful little girl she is.

Abby said...

she looks gorgeous!

Carter Clan said...

She looks beautiful!!! The haircut looks great!

Mum H said...

This is such an adorable post~she is just darling. I love the bow :) My daughter bought a set of hair clips from a web site that sells homemade felt flower clips. Have you seen them? Scarlett would look so cute with one!
They are called Coco Penny....here's the web site.
http://cocopenny.com/the-shop#ecwid:category=756073&mode=category&offset=0&sort=normal

MC said...

Wow, you did a great job! She's adorable.