Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Aspen's First Haircut

Today, we decided to give Aspen her very first haircut. You're probably asking yourself why we would do such a thing. Well, we have a foreign exchange brother from Argentina where it’s a tradition to shave a baby’s head for the first few months of life (to help promote hair growth). So, we decided to give it a try!  

My First Haircut My First Haircut

As I finished buzzing the last section of her hair, I took the guard off and started to clean up. Mom then pointed out a spot I missed on the top of her head. I thought... no problem, picked up the clippers and began buzzing the area. However, I completely forgot that the guard wasn’t on, leaving her with a racing stripe on the top of her head! Matt flipped out, Mom was laughing hysterically and I was crying -- thinking I just ruined our daughter's hair. After a few minutes of panic and laughter, we decided it would be best not to leave her with a reverse Mohawk, so we shaved the rest to match. Good thing she looks adorable bald!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Aspen's bilirubin level has climbed since being discharged from Children's Mercy. To help bring it back within normal range her pediatrician ordered her a phototherapy bed. Now we have a superhero in the house!