Dear Crissy

First haircut

Well, we made it to 19-months before giving our baby his first haircut. I would have been fine allowing it to grow, however, it was thin, somewhat stringy, and quite often tangled. He needed a trim, and while the results may not seem dramatic to you, they are for us. He looks so much more grown up after his first haircut. Heartbreakingly grown up.

Yes. I cried, and I’m not even sure that I can enter into much introspection about this little milestone without crying again, so, here are some photos. Stylist is none other than my mom (Evan’s Mamaw.)

First Haircut Photo

This is the before photo. Notice his little wings on either side?

First Haircut

Yes, we let him eat during his haircut. YES, he ended up picking hairs off his tray. Maybe not the best idea, but, I think the food distraction curbed the attitude. A little.

First Haircut

Notice the face? I can just see him wondering why Mamaw is yanking on his hair.

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Umm, get off me!

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No, seriously, get off me!

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Love this.

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By this point in the process, the food has been removed, and in it’s place, a bunch of random things within our reach.  A whisk, a mouse, a watch, and a spoon.

First Haircut

Finished, smiling product. This calls for an emoticon. :)

First Haircut

I told him that he looked SO HANDSOME, and he gave me this big, borderline-bashful smile.

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Not a lot of hair gone, but, the tears were coming by this stage.

First Haircut

Hello little boy, what have you done with  my baby?

First Haircut

Beautiful.

Moms, did you cry when your little ones had their first haircuts?

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  1. Lindsay Dianne — March 25, 2011 @ 1:44 am (#)

    These photos are so great!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:51 am

      Thank you Lindsay!

  2. MarfMom — March 25, 2011 @ 1:44 am (#)

    i did! we cut our son’s at 15 months b/c it was sooo long. he had this gorgeous curls. no more curls :-(

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:51 am

      We did not have the “so long” problem, haha, kinda wish we did! :)

  3. kristin — March 25, 2011 @ 1:44 am (#)

    My Brooklin sadly looks a little whispy too. She needs something to even her out even her out. It’s such a sad thing, as mothers we remember touching those first strands as they were placed in our arms. Those first moments together forever within our hearts. It’s cutting it off that reminds of of those.

    Hug!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:52 am

      Whispy is the word! I’m actually glad we did it, because now I could let it grow out a little and it will look thicker and more even. It is so bittersweet though!

  4. Elizabeth Hardwick — March 25, 2011 @ 1:48 am (#)

    Oh he looks so handsome!!! Our daughter is coming up on her first birthday in a few weeks and she has yet to have a haircut. She kinda needs one though — she has what I like to call little side-mullets — when her hair curls up, it’s not as noticeable. :) Nonetheless, I just can’t bring myself to it yet.

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

      Side mullets LOL. Love it. :) Yeah, it’s hard to get to that point, with a girl I probably could have let it go much longer! GL mama!

  5. Adriana — March 25, 2011 @ 1:48 am (#)

    Awe, so cute!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:53 am

      Thank you Adriana :)

  6. Tamara — March 25, 2011 @ 1:51 am (#)

    So sweet! He does look more like a little boy. (Sorry, I know that’s not what you wanted to hear.) I didn’t cry for Hanna’s first haircut… but I’m the one who cut it and I’m a hairdresser. Oliver hasn’t had his first cut yet.

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:54 am

      Thanks Tamara. It does just scream *little boy* now huh? Ah! Hard to believe we’re to this phase already.

  7. Heather Roberts — March 25, 2011 @ 1:55 am (#)

    He does look a lot different with what seemed like just a little trim. He’s very handsome :)

    I guess it’s different with little girls, my little girl is going on 5 years old and we haven’t officially cut her hair yet. I have trimmed the ends a couple of times (very small amounts just enough to stop split end tangles.)

    Her hair is down to the small of her back and she won’t leave it pulled up, so unfortunately come August when she starts school, as much as I’m dreading it, we’re going to have to consider the unthinkable and get a major haircut. I wouldn’t consider it, except my hair is curly and hers has the wave, so 5 minutes after brushing it, if it’s humid out, and since we live in FL that’s 99.9% of the time, her hair looks like it’s never been brushed. I suspect this will cause problems in school, and since mommy won’t be there to brush it again every 5 mins the most logical thing is to cut it shorter.

    I can only hope I love her new look as much as your little boys :)

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:56 am

      Aw, thank you Heather. Yes, I can imagine it would be different for a little girl. Your little girl’s hair sounds lovely, but I’m sure it will be sweet if you need to trim it before school, too. :) Good luck with it, show me pictures!

  8. Emily faliLV — March 25, 2011 @ 2:09 am (#)

    He is so sweet! And his hair cut looks great.
    Yes, I did cry, but so did my Squish. The first time was so bad – I ended up having to buzz it off!! (big tears)
    Then it grew back and the second cut wasn’t so bad. But now it is getting longer, and I don’t want to cut it – it is so cute! Hugs mama. Roots and Wings!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:57 am

      Emily, you had to buzz it off, oh no LOL!!!!! That’s funny though, I’ll bet that happens a lot. Thanks for commenting :)

  9. Shi — March 25, 2011 @ 2:15 am (#)

    Cute :-)

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:57 am

      thanks :)

  10. Robyn E — March 25, 2011 @ 3:36 am (#)

    This brought back memories, I am hoping you saved his locks. Tuck them away forever,
    because some day a woman will be running her fingers through his hair. The days and years go by fast honey hang on to these memories and hold them tight.
    It makes me want to cry for you ! Baby to a little man now….. :(

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:58 am

      Robyn, I did save a couple little pieces. Ugh, you’re killing me… I don’t want to think about him being old enough to have a woman running her fingers through his hair, are you trying to make me lose it? LOL. :)

  11. Laura — March 25, 2011 @ 6:26 am (#)

    Oh, he looks so adorable. He does look older, but he looks so handsome. It was a good decision:). I have two girls so I didn’t have to cut the hair so soon either time. My 18 month old, Essie, still has little curls in the back of her hair. I’m going to cry when they grow out because they are precious!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:59 am

      Thank you Laura!

  12. Ida Mae — March 25, 2011 @ 7:20 am (#)

    I did, but it grows back! Believe me!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 9:59 am

      Ida Mae, haha, good point.

  13. Colleen B. — March 25, 2011 @ 8:20 am (#)

    Just be happy that you made it to 19 months. I had to give my boy his first haircut at 6 months b/c he had so much at birth. We had to WAIT to 6 months until he could sit in his bumbo up straight enough…. So we’ve had one every 2 months since my 3 year old was 6 months, yes that’s a lot of haircuts.

    Oh and I didn’t cry, which I thought I would. I think by that point I was just so happy that thinking people would stop calling him a girl. They always look so grown up after haircuts. But they will always be your baby.

    BTW, he is so stinking cute. You are going to have little girls chasing him soon.

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 10:00 am

      Colleen, wow, your little boy must have had some major hair! I’ll bet it was adorable!! :) thank you for commenting :) And everyone needs to stop reminding me about these GIRLS who are on the horizon, Noooo!!

      • Colleen B. — March 25th, 2011 @ 10:25 am

        Just imagine a black haired troll doll as a baby.. That is basically what he looked like coming out. And never lost a single bit of it.

  14. L. Michelle — March 25, 2011 @ 8:59 am (#)

    Ohhhh he’s tooo cute and sooo handsome!!!!

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 10:01 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  15. Jesika Jennings — March 25, 2011 @ 9:04 am (#)

    yes, I bawled.
    BAWLED with my baby girl, my first.
    Not so much crying with my baby boy, my second. Although now I want to as all I can remember are those soft baby curls… :( Wahhhh!!!

    He’s such a beautiful boy!!!

    http://www.6degreeslove.com

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    • Crissy — March 25th, 2011 @ 10:01 am

      Jesika, I’m with you… pass the Kleenex!

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you are beautiful. hope to see you soon!