Thursday, April 22, 2010

The curious case of Carter Salmond

You know how baby boys either look like the Gerber baby or like little old men?? I have one of each. Cooper's chubby cheeks scream 'I should be on the label of baby food,' while Carter is very slender and looks wise beyond his years.

As seen in the picture above, Carter was born with a full head of hair...until EXACTLY 4 weeks. That morning, I got both boys ready for their Dr. appt and we headed out. I stripped the boys down to their diapers, as required by military pediatricians, and noticed that Carter looked like he had a receding hairline...but I laughed it off and kept on with my day.

Later that night I made the comment to Eric about his hair line, and neither of us was very concerned. Then, the next morning...he was completely bald on top! I'm talking spit shined, catching the glare from the lights bald!

I racked my brain and was convinced that maybe I had scrubbed his head to hard when bathing him, but Cooper's hair was fine. I was also worried that he would follow the Arnold trend of being almost completely bald on top by age 25, but 1 month was a serious leap.

I'm happy to report that some peach fuzz has broken the surface today, and I promise to no longer make jokes about him being bald, or rubbing his head like a lamp and making wishes. But I will, however, make him sport some cute hats until his rug has comes in completely :o)

10 comments:

blueviolet said...

He's absolutely scrumptious, bald or not!!!

btw, I thought my son looked like one of the three stooges with his funny hairline for about the first 3 months of his life!

Michelle said...

I think bald babies are cute!! lol. As for the Arnold trend, I'd like to point out that Mike isn't COMPLETELY bald on top. haaahahaha.

Kristina P. said...

That is too funny! He's still adorable, of course.

Queenie Jeannie said...

You're so cute!!!

I think he's looking wonderful and has lost that wrinkled, pink frog look entirely!

Love the Army duds!! :D

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Hair or not...that is one absolutely precious little man. he is the cutest thing....next to Cooper. I love that you share them with us in pictures.

Cheeseboy said...

Now THAT is a cute kid and believe me, I wouldn't tell you if he wasn't.

Jessica G. said...

Awww, what a cute little puddin'!
I love fuzzy baby heads.

Wendyburd1 said...

He is SUCH a cutie and I SO love that outfit!! Lil Ranger Cutie!!

Grandma Arnold said...

Both babies are gorgeous. Carter is a handsome dude, and do is Cooper!

Missy said...

Oh TOO cute! Too too cute!