Monday, March 17, 2008

1st Haircut! Thanks Alisha :)

Charlie's hair was getting kind of long and mullet-like so our friend Alisha agreed to come to the hospital to fix the problem. We put him in a physical therapy chair and she worked her magic on the majority of the head then I held him so she could get the mullet in the back. Of course he didn't like having his haircut because it involved moving his head but he looks so handsome, it was worth it. Rob gave orders for "high and tight army haircut" but I thought Charlie's shunt and scars needed a little concealment so we left some length on top. His hair still has a strawberry tint.
Charlie's swallow study has been postponed once again until tomorrow but this time it wasn't because of him. I guess all swallow studies have been rescheduled, I think the therapist is out today. So we will all have to wait some more. He has been pretty upset since 9:30 this morning. He just grunts and kicks his legs a little. I don't think he likes the sensation of his tummy being full again. The doctor has slowed down his feedings to run over 2 hours to see if that helps. The nurse also is sucking out air from his tummy periodically during the day so he doesn't feel bloated.

13 comments:

erin said...

What a sweet baby! Nice call on the hair Angel... Rob likes to think he knows what looks good. Just don't let him get a hold of the gel and comb... we might have a mohawk on our hands. Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the cute hair cut! Happy Birthday Tomorrow Angel. Find something fun to do. I pray for you to continue to find the positives and encouragement that you need. Love you all,
Jolene

Anonymous said...

The Great Grandmas on both sides would be so proud of the color. Just don't cut it all of like his dad says. Also, what a nice friend to have that will may house calls. We all are in love with the little guy. Love you all. GK

Trish said...

Hooray for hair cuts! He looks great and so grown up in those pics. Happy (early) Birthday Angel! I'm eating celebratory sugar cookies for you today (they can't all possibly be for me!) Good luck with the swallow study tomorrow. Maybe if Coop passes he can have a taste of your happy-to-you cake?

Andrea said...

My internet is up and running! You'd think it had been out for a week with the way I've been acting about it. It's only been a day and a half. I'm glad to see that Charlie got a hair cut. Sorry to hear about the recent storms last night. Good luck at the swallow study...maybe I shouldn't mention it for chances that it might be postponed again. I guess the longer you wait, the better the results will be. At least we're hoping. I hope all goes well tonight! And may I please be the first to wish Angel a Happy Birthday, tomorrow!!!!

Meghan said...

love the haircut.. i was starting to feel like he could help me with my taxes with such an accountant hairdo. and what a memorable first haircut - i hope you kept a little lock of it. let char know that i get pretty grumpy when i overeat and am bloated too, so to keep up the fuss until the feeds are right and he is comfortable.

Katie Williams said...

He makes the same face that my little boy makes when i give him a hair cut!! He is so cute!!! Love you all!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Angel (tomorrow). Bryan and Teri and Nate (Joey's youngest) have birthdays in the next few days, too.
The baby looks awesome. I have been working with Mom on her funds and if Char (perfect name, too) keeps the red hair... you could be in good shape! (FOR A WHILE ANYWAY!).

I feel so good about the little man and can see both in your postings and pictures that the "Charlie steps" are moving at his speed in the right direction..

Go Jazz an good luck BYU.. Love, Jill B

whitney said...

Joey has made the same faces when I have given him haircuts - Charlie is right on age wise with that. I bet Coop is as handsome as ever. Have a good night, love you guys.

Anonymous said...

How trippy is it to find an old friend via this blog.. wow, Char you are connecting people everywhere... Awesome! Just read the previous blogs.... Jill B

Kathi, My family is awake all nite long... get bored...? give us a call.

Jace never sleeps and Robin is bail bonding..

Anonymous said...

Angel,

Your Mom's cousin, Candy here. We are always checking the blog, and praying for you, and that sweet baby. Rob, you would fit in great with our family. All but my immediate family are BYU fans. My hubby, me, and my kids are true Utes. But good luck BYU at the big dance. Happy Birthday, Angel!
Love,
Candy and the rest of the Dolan's and Poulsen's (Birrell's)

Roxey said...

Ang, that's so funny I was just thinking today of offering my friend Jen to come up and cut his hair!! Talk to you tomorrow on your Happy Birthday!! Love and prayers!!!

Anonymous said...

Grandpa B says, "Be like him and cut it short on top and long on the sides. I love that little fella." Grandpa Barlow