"What has surprised you the most about being a mom?" asked my parents a few months ago. I tried to come up with a serious answer but truly the biggest surprise about baby Crockett was the fact that he was born with a full head of DARK hair!
I have 5 nieces and nephews and they were all bald or had a little bit of light hair when they were born. Michael and I were both bald babies so I assumed that Crockett would be too.
Crockett's hair on March 3, 2011
I secretly hoped that he would keep the dark hair.
I mean look how adorable he looks?
At 6 weeks old he started to show signs of it falling out.
I took this picture on Easter Sunday to document his dark hair.
Once I realized that the dark hair wasn't here to stay, I started to document it falling out.
It started to look ridiculous...
Even Crockett, as cute as he is, couldn't pull off a shaggy mullet!
So, we called in the professional... Crockett's Aunt CAT (Carolyn Ann Taylor) my best friend from high school just happens to be the best hair stylist in all of Austin, Texas.
Crockett had to check in every once in a while to see who it was that kept touching his hair.
He started to get a little fussy, so daddy stepped in to help speed up the process.
Aunt CAT did a fabulous job cleaning up the shaggy mullet and she made sure to save a few clumps of hair for me to put in his baby book.
Then Crockett went to stay with Mama C and Bogey for the weekend and got round 2 of his first hair cut. Mama C was ready for the mullet to disappear! She has cut all of our hair at some point and the story is now true for her 2 grandsons.
Crockett is now sporting a clean cut/shaved hair style. If you didn't know better you would think he was born with very little hair.
As sad as I was to see his dark hair gone, I think it looks better!
His new hair is slowly filling in...
It is looking much lighter and maybe has a little strawberry tint to it?!?!
I. cannot. wait. for. him. to. have. a. full. head. of. hair .again!