Keena’s Fat Rolls and Blake’s hair

14 Mar

From the day they were born, Keena has been a very slow, steady paced eater. When she was breast-fed, she would gently latch on and drink her whole feed at one steady pace- enjoying every second of it.

Blake was the exact opposite. Her latching was more like chomping down and her sucking was more like the gobbling of a starved orphan. And because she ate so much quicker than Keena, everyone (ie. the Grannies and Husband) all felt like Blake was getting the lions share and that Keena was getting the short end of the stick. Everyone said “Keena’s too skinny- feed Keena more! Feed Keena more!”

(Keena’s on the left.)

So… I fed Keena more.

Now, at seven and a half months, she’s 200g heavier than Blake and does not look like she’s getting the short end of the stick at all!

I mean, come on! Check out those fat rolls! And that double chin! They’re freakin’ cute:) And I’ll be sad when they melt away:(

And I have a secret to share about Blake.

Ready?

When Blake was just 14 weeks old…

we shaved her head. Yep. You read that right. We shaved our daughters head.

See, there is a large population of Indians in South Africa and rumor has it that Indian girls have such long, beautiful, thick hair because of the Indian tradition of shaving off a babies birth hair. So at 14 weeks, when Blake’s hair was falling out in clumps and she looked like a banshee because of it…
we decided to test the Indian theory. And before I carry on let me just mention that we let Keena’s hair fall out naturally…

Blake now has a nice head of hair (Don’t be fooled. There is a decent amount there, it’s just a very fair strawberry blonde color.) and Keena still has, basically, none. Blake’s grew back very quickly!

All the family and friends who were shocked and horrified that we shaved our daughters head are now scratching their heads with a puzzled look on their face say… “huh.” 

Around here… we love baby’s fat rolls and enjoy shaving baby’s heads.. 

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4 Responses to “Keena’s Fat Rolls and Blake’s hair”

  1. meganD March 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    This was classic. I love your updates: )Miss you!

  2. Amy March 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    I think the shaving idea is great. Haley's hair looked RIDICULOUS when the sides and back rubbed off, and I refused to cut the rest. I look at pictures now and wonder what in the world I was thinking.

  3. adriel, from the mommyhood memos March 17, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    i love chubby babies!! (and was surprised that levi wasn't a little more chubby – i certainly was as a bub!) love the shaved head experiment. makes sense though… just thinking about shaving vs. waxing my legs. shaving = faster, thicker grow-back for sure!! 🙂

  4. ZERD April 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    It is so fun to see the physical similarities between our girls. Alice, too, has a thick thatch of strawberry blond hair. And the expression and tilt of Blake's head in that pic is so like Alice! I really, really wish I could flit over there. I would love to see our girls playing together. Saving my shekals….

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