Stick toddler in highchair, distract him with a treat, snip away; Seems easy enough, right? So, so, wrong!
The cookie we gave him lasted all of 25 seconds before he had devoured it and the lollipop that followed did slightly better at about 4 min. The thing is, neither of those things helps in keeping the little toddler head still and turned in the direction needed so that you don't cut all lopsided like. And there's a slight issue with the highchair method considering that the back of the chair is about an inch higher than Owen's head. So we moved to daddy's lap and a vice grip while coaxing "Oooowen! Look at Daddy!" "Look at MOMmy" "Look! Look! Outside!"
Despite all that it was a moment I'll always remember. And I may or may not have been blinking back tears as I chopped away the little curls on the back of his head. The same thin strands of hair that were the first parts of him to make an entrance into this world. And yes, after sweeping up the floor and washing the stray hairs off Owen's back, I did tie two of those tiny curls with string and tuck them away in his baby book so that someday, when he's a big strong man, I can pull out those curls and remember the precious little head they used to reside on. And now my little baby doesn't look so much like a baby anymore, but more like a little boy. Like the big brother he is about to become. It breaks my heart just a little, but mostly just makes my heart sing.
And now for a photo dump :)
A little update on the pregnancy: I am officially 35 weeks as of today. Only two more progesterone injections left and I'll be full term. I feel so blessed to have made it this far in this pregnancy and feel confident that Liza will be born healthy at full term (maybe even late!)
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us. I feel your prayers and appreciate them so much!