Thursday, November 20, 2008

Alex's First Hair Cut

Dan thought the baby curls were cute. However, he doesn't hang out with Alex all day and have people ask how Will likes his baby sister. He didn't go trick-or-treating with Alex and have the neighbors ask "Does she want a treat too?" And, when Will says, "Alex", it usually sounds like "Alice." Plus, Alex can be both a boy's name and a girl's name.

So we took Alex for his first haircut last night. Will didn't have quite as much hair as Alex and managed to wait until 13 months to get a hair cut. Alex was more than ready at 10 1/2 months. He remained calm throughout the entire procedure.



Other random Alex developmental facts:
I put Alex in real shoes today, not just those soft soled leather ones. He did ok, wandering around the playground and not falling over too much.

Alex has six teeth with 4-6 more coming in. His sever teething pain gave us a long, loud weekend of refusing to nurse. He feels better now.

Alex's favorite word is "down." Yes, most babies learn words for objects around them. Alex decided to go with the action concept. He drops things off his high chair and says, "down." He listens when I tell him to sit "down" in the bathtub. He holds things up, then throws them down and says, "down." Can he say other words, yes. He does ma-ma, dad, banana, melon, hi, bye, apple, more, duckie, ball, and blanket (sort of). But really, the best one is "down."


watterflower said...

He seems to like his hair style.

Anonymous said...

No fair! He has more teeth than Nora, she only has 5. Good job on the words for him. I think Nora is up to about 12 words.