Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pulling Her Hair Out- Literally

Everywhere I go, people comment on how much hair Kate has.  She really does. When we first got back to SC, all of our family and friends kept saying "Oh, she's got a lot of hair. It will fall out."  Well it hasn't.  It's only gotten longer and thicker, and we're pretty happy about that.  Hair bows are here to stay! :)

I try very hard to make her hair look somewhat neat (combed), but the natural state of her hair is just straight up, so that's how it normally is! Here are a few examples of the "everywhere" hair.

But, before you think all of that hair is a blessing, think again.  It is a bit of a health hazard. Yes, it really is.

Kate LOVES for you to run your fingers through her hair. It will just put her to sleep.  When she is tired or fussy, a lot of times she'll run her own fingers through her hair. It's really pretty cute.  See here...

Cute? Yes.  You can sort of see the problem on that video. Occasionally, she'll not only run her fingers THROUGH her hair but she'll grab a big chunk of hair and hold on- TIGHT.  And then she cries because she's hurting herself.  Not only that, but she doesn't let go!  She's apparently not grasped the whole cause/effect thing yet, but we'll give her some slack since she's only 6 weeks old.

The first time she did it, I tried to just open her hand and get her hair out.  For a 6 week old, she is surprisingly strong. I couldn't open her fist. So, I tried to tickle her, which usually makes her squirm and occasionally gets a smile. Didn't work.  I thought, what if I pick her up? Well, she didn't cry as hard but she didn't let go. Then I tried to put her pacifier in her mouth, and that still didn't work. She seriously was pulling her hair for 1-2 minutes, which doesn't seem like a long time but when she's screaming at the top of her lungs, well, it feels like 2 hours.

I guess there are advantages and disadvantages to everything.

Advantage = Cute Bows
Disadvantage = Hair Pulling & Crying
Here's to hoping this is one of those things she just figures out pretty quickly.


  1. very cute. my son's thick black didn't fall out either.

  2. Congrats on your new beautiful daughter :) Bringing our Josie home was of the best days, weeks of our lives :)


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