Well I've done it again. I don't know what it is with me and cutting my babies' hair. I know most mothers hate giving their baby the first haircut, but I can't seem to keep my hands off my kids' hair. It all starts with the baby baldspot that develops around three months from all of the back-lying and carseat friction. So then below the baldspot is an area of hair that is usually an inch long. For some reason the discrepancy in length between the baldspot and then inch long thick hair really bugs me and I feel a need to trim it up.
So I decide today to give Adam a trim. Well, once I had it in my head that I was going to do this, there was no waiting around on my part. I asked Jason to come in and hold the baby so I could cut his hair, but Jason said he was eating and couldn't do it. Instead of waiting ten minutes to let him finish I decided to set about doing this myself, because by that point I was a Mom on a Mission. So I grab up Adam and take him into the bathroom. Initially I sat on the toilet seat and set him up inbetween my legs. While he can hold his head up pretty well, he is only three months old and is still wobbly. Still, I was a Mom on a Mission and started cutting anyways. You know the rest of this story... Trying to cut the hair of a wobbly-headed baby is a sure way to snip the hair wrong and end up with an uneven chunk missing. Which is exactly how my first snip went. Poor guy got a diagonal snip with too much taken off.
Okay Plan B. In my mind things can be salvaged. I'll use the clipper! So now I fumble around to get the clipper and place Adam hanging over my leg in newborn-burping-position. This is actually much better and I probably should have started this way (or I should have just let Jason finish eating or wait to do this while Adam was sleeping, but no matter!) Anyways, I put on one of the clipper pieces and start at the bottom...only it's a liiiiitle too short. I should have put on a gauge higher. At this point I know I have gone too far to just stop because with every bad cut and bad haircutting decision I am further and further into this and there is just no stopping until his whole head has been trimmed. So that's what I did.
I gave my baby a bad haircut. At least he can join the ranks of his sister who has also suffered a few bad baby haircuts at my hands. Unfortunately Adam is a boy so I will probably be cutting his hair a lot more!
Here is the "before" picture:
...And the after.