Of baby hair.
March 10, 2010

About six weeks ago, Charlotte began to grow hair.  It seems a bit odd to phrase it that way, but the truth is that she has long been remarkably bald and then one day her hair just started to grow.  She is still much more bald than a good number of babies, but, okay, look, she has my genes.  She was never going to have great hair.

But my genes are pretty good at making a mean egg salad sandwich.  So.  You know.  It’s not a total crap shoot.

At any rate, Charlotte can now grow approximately half an inch of the cutest baby hair you’ve ever seen, which means that she is mere hours away from graduating from college and bringing home a guy with a lip ring.  And since I have an enormous heap of laundry and an even more-enormous heap of dirty dishes, I thought that we should get some photographs in of the hair.  Like.  Now.

Donald calls that “dereliction of duty.“  But you know what?  That man lights up like a neon sign when he sees black licorice.  His taste buds are clearly dead and they are affecting his speech.  I think he meant to call it “a perfect use of time.“

See?  See what I’m dealing with?  No wonder my dishes and laundry are running wild.  How can I be expected to finish anything when I have wisps of baby hair to play with?


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  1. By Katelyn on March 10, 2010

    I love baby hair.  The way it smells.  The way it feels.  I was so sad to cut off Brooklyn’s “newborn” hair, but as you know, she has a ridiculous amount of hair.  I need to cut it, again ;)  Charlotte is a cutie with or without hair :)

    Ps.  I’m super surprised you didn’t check out my giveaway….

  2. By Donna on March 10, 2010

    Your photos are so sweet! My youngest did not grow hair until he was almost two! I love how you photograph all of Charlotte’s moments in life. My boys are now 23 and 18. It all goes by so fast it seems.
    If you don’t mind me asking, what template for the photos did you use? I love it!

  3. By Stephanie on March 10, 2010

    Um… LOVE!

  4. By Elizabeth Mackey on March 10, 2010

    Oh, man, I see beautiful loopy blond hair soon, framing those gorgeous eyes of hers :)

  5. By on March 10, 2010

    I was actually just thinking; when did Charlotte grow hair?

    I was actually born with hair; thick black curls. Then at 2 my hair fell out and I as bald until it grew back and I had stick straight black hair. Now; without ever perming or dying it my hair is dark brown and wavy. So you you never know what Charlotte’s hair may do! lol

  6. By Cambria Copeland on March 10, 2010

    She’s such a pretty little girl!  Enjoy her without hair, soon she will get it and she will start to look more like a little girl and not a baby.  It may take another year, but she will.  Hadley had a little hair when she was born.  Then rubbed it off into this interesting mullet thingy.  Then it started to grow more evenly. Now at 20 months we don’t quite yet have pigtails, but we are getting closer (provided daddy doesn’t sneak her off for a haircut).

  7. By on March 10, 2010

    You, your baby, your family, and your blog are simply fantastic. I was instructed to follow a parenting blog in a child development class I am currently taking. Luckily, I stumbled across yours. I no longer follow out of necessity, as the assignment is completed. I continue to follow because of your humorous, vivid, and honest take on parenting, relationships, and everyday life…thanks for that!

  8. By Elizabeth on March 10, 2010

    Yes, Sawyer has the same hair right now.  Tonight it was just enough for a wispy mohawk.  I’m in love.

  9. By erin on March 10, 2010

    Bald babies are the cutest babies ever.

  10. By Mailis on March 10, 2010

    Jude has always had hair, but is doing the opposite of Charlotte and suddenly going bald. Ha. He has a permanent case of hat head. ;)

    Such lovely little spikes, she has.

  11. By *emilie* on March 11, 2010

    can’t wait to be able to form a little spike with Alice’s hair.. it’s growing now, and she doesn’t like it much, she just keeps scratching her head because of it. but it’s sooo cute isn’t it. and so soft. and smells so good after naptime..

  12. By Megan at FASS on March 11, 2010

    You make me feel so much better about my laundry.  Thank you for that.  On to my 1000 loads.

  13. By SarahGamble@crazylovegamblestyle on March 11, 2010

    I have a great picture of Ava on her changing table after she had been crawling around on the floor, the knees of her jammies are black from dirt.  I posted this picture on my Picture of the Day and I was a little embarrassed about how those dirty knees reflected my neglect of our floors.  I got back great response from the photo saying that I must be doing something right because it is more important to spend all you moments oohing over your one then worrying about the chores.  Amen!

    The hair.  Ava’s hair, or lack there of, mocked me on a daily basis.  Now I can revel in taking pictures of her messy hair, the messier the better in my opinion, I just love that IT exists now, although Charlotte is adorable just the way she is! : )

    http://crazylovegamblestyle.blogspot.com/

  14. By Sarah@Crazy Love Gamble Style on March 11, 2010

    I have a great picture of Ava on her changing table after she had been crawling around on the floor, the knees of her jammies are black from dirt.  I posted this picture on my Picture of the Day and I was a little embarrassed about how those dirty knees reflected my neglect of our floors.  I got back great response from the photo saying that I must be doing something right because it is more important to spend all you moments oohing over your one then worrying about the chores.  Amen!

    The hair.  Ava’s hair, or lack there of, mocked me on a daily basis.  Now I can revel in taking pictures of her messy hair, the messier the better in my opinion, I just love that IT exists now, although Charlotte is adorable just the way she is! : )

  15. By Sarah Christensen on March 11, 2010

    Sarah - That’s my philosophy too =)  We were at my aunt’s house recently and she put down a sheet so that Charlotte wouldn’t get dog fur on her while playing around since it’d been a day or two since she vaccuumed.

    I was like, um, it’s been, um, a week or two or three since I vaccuumed.  It’s just, I don’t know, I love having a clean house, but I love loving on my baby more!

  16. By Melodie on March 11, 2010

    My daughter’s hair didn’t grow until she was 3. Seriously. Until then newborn infants had more hair than she did. Everyone thought she was a boy. Even at age 5 she’s only ever had two haircuts! I was obsessed with her hair too. I love Charlotte’s wisps!


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