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Little Surprises

Β My boys, on a casual Friday night.

Lil W was born bald as bald can be.
And, aside from some peach fuzz, his sweet noggin stayed that way for over a year.
So I just sorta assumed the little peanut in my tummy would be a baldy as well, like his big brother.

But today, in my third trimester ultra-sound, the doctor discovered something that made this Momma giddy.

My 2.8 pound, 15 inch bundle of joy has a head full of hair.
A head, so full of hair, that it even showed up on the ultrasound–I didn’t even know that was possible.
There it was. Plain as day. A disheveled duck tail of rather long locks sticking out of the back of his head.
And for reasons I cannot even begin to explain, right there–in that moment, this baby became more real to me than ever.

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30 Comments

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    lauren @ me and mine
    April 28, 2012 at 5:47 am

    awwww that is so exciting! as a mom of bald babies I can really appreciate this haha I hope the next one will have hair….

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    Heather
    April 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

    That’s such fun & unexpected news! My son is blonde & virtually bald until 18 months, which I could never wrap my head around because I have dark hair & brown eyes. I keep imagining this one (I’m 29 weeks pregnant) to have a full head of dark hair. You just gave me hope πŸ™‚

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    Valinda
    April 28, 2012 at 6:21 am

    It’s amazing what they can see on ultrasounds! My 6 week old astounded all of the techs with her amazing head of hair, and it’s just as fun and impressive on the outside. Congrats!

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    Sparkle and Co
    April 28, 2012 at 6:35 am

    My son was born with a full head of dark hair! Loll I’ve never cut his hair so nom it’s very long, about 15 inches at 2 yo. Take care

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    Jacqueline
    April 28, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Don’t get too excited just yet! LOL It may well fall out/be rubbed off before baby arrives.. his/her body is also covered with fine hair that does ‘mostly’ fall out/rub off before birthing… head hair can be similar.

    xx (the mother of a baldy and a not so baldy.

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    misty
    April 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Aww!!! So sweet, they are all so special and so different. My little one was born with a head full of blonde hair. He came back from his first bath with a lil baby mohawk!! Can’t wait so see pix of the little one.

    xoxo,
    Misty

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    Ashley Williams
    April 28, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Hubby is smokin! And Lil W is, hands down, the cutest, trumps-every-single-Pampers-baby-ever babe in the world!

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    Ashley Williams
    April 28, 2012 at 7:28 am

    PS I’m SO glad to see you posting again! I’ve missed notifications next to my LMM…glad you and boy dos are oing well!!

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    Greta
    April 28, 2012 at 11:11 am

    handsome guys! and that is so amazing about the hair on the ultrasound…are you having a lot of heartburn? I know it is a wives tale, but it was true with my pregnancy! πŸ™‚ and congrats on another boy!!! I dream of having all boys someday! not that you are stopping at this one…but you know what I mean. πŸ™‚

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    katie b
    April 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Oh my! I didn’t know hair showed up!! Both of my boyscame out bald and my 18 month old is still pretty hairless. You must be excited!

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    Jennifer Dawn
    April 28, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Love to see so many posts. Keep ’em coming! πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see all that hair in pictures posted here on the blog after baby’s arrival.

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    [email protected]
    April 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

    When I was pregnant with my second son I expected him to be a carbon copy of the first but he has been polar opposite from the beginning, and my third son totally different from the first two. I tell my husband our genes must be pretty fairly matched for us to come out with three sons so different! Congrats!

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    Amanda @ lillys&lollipops
    April 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    So cute!! I always get excited to see how much siblings will look alike. My husband and his brother look nothing alike, blonde hair vs. brown hair, one is a lot taller… I got the better one πŸ˜‰ but they do have similar mannerisms. I’m sure your new little boy is going to be just as cute as your first. Obviously you make cutie babies! Any names picked out yet?

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    School Sparks Renee
    April 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    That’s so much fun to hear. Thanks for sharing that. I have four grandsons – my son’s little boys are 2 and 4 and my daughter’s little guys are 2 and 5. They are so much fun! And now it’s great to see the siblings playing with each other. What joy!

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    Erin
    April 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Both of my babies had full heads of hair in utero too! It was cool to see it in the ultrasound. I hope this baby gives you an awesome newborn mohawk! It’s too cute! My first born had so much hair I had to trim it at 10 weeks, because he kept grabbing it and didn’t know he was hurting himself.

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    Auntie Bubbie
    April 28, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    WHAT A CUTE PICTURE OF BEN AND WESLEY. SOOOOOOOO SWEET. JUST LOVE IT AND YOU GUYS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH. CAN’T WAIT FOR ANOTHER ONE TO LOVE. BUBBIE

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    emily anderson
    April 28, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    strange thing—my girls have been as bald as can be, but my boys have all had the thickest, blackest heads of hair.
    weird!

    hope this nugget has a bunch for you πŸ™‚

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    Jenn
    April 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I used to work in OB/Gyn and I always thought it was amazing to see babies with a head full of hair on ultrasound. None of my 4 had any though. πŸ™‚

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    lori
    April 29, 2012 at 2:00 am

    aww!! cant wait to see what your sweet baby looks like… hair or no hair, i am sure he will be such a cutie!! πŸ™‚ so glad to see you back around the blog world.

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    Katharine from Kat's Almost Purrfect World
    April 29, 2012 at 4:35 am

    I’m so exited for you and your family. When are you due? I’m guessing you already know it’s a boy. πŸ™‚ My daughter was bald till she was almost 2. She was over 2 years old when she got her first haircut. lol They looked at me funny at the salon when I was taking pictures but they kindly gave me some of the hair.

    One time I was shopping with her and she had all pink plus a bib that said. Thank Heaven for Little Girls! Well do you know that someone STILL thought she was a boy? lol

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    Lisa A
    April 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Awww! This is so cute! I can not wait for you to have your little boy full of hair! I didn’t know hair came up in an ultrasound either! Very interesting. You photos are adorable. I swear lil w is so handsome!

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    Sara
    April 30, 2012 at 5:02 am

    I love this post…how amazing!

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    Kelsey
    April 30, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    That is so exciting! I remember both my boys had full heads of dark hair!! They lost all of it around 4-6 months and grew in light brown hair after that!! So cute, it so fun to look back on.

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    Lauren T
    April 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Awww! So exciting-I didnt think you could see hair either until it looked like our little guy was rocking a faux-hawk on his ultrasound! Can’t wait to see if he really has some hair when we meet him in a few weeks!

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    Melanie
    April 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Oh how excited! All my kids are born completely bald!!! So I always get excited when little ones have lots and lots of hair. I think it’s too cute!

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    Berna
    April 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    That’s great! Amazing how 2 babies can be so different even if they share the same parents. My first one had hair when she was born. Do you happen to suffer a lot from heartburn this time around?

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    Kari
    April 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Oh my gosh, I’ve never heard of that happening before! HOW CUTE…I love little newborns with full heads of hair. Also, you are going to be an awesome little momma of two. I’m so excited for you, Ashley!

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    Sherrie
    May 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Your ultrasound reminds me of mine with my 2nd born….they told me they could see so much hair in the ultrasound. I was expecting a baby with a full head of hair like my first one. Instead when he came out, he had long hair in the back, near the bottom, and the rest was just an average amount. Either way your baby is bound to be absolutely precious! πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie
    May 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    This makes me smile! Our son was completely bald until he turned 1, so naturally I assumed our daughter would be too. Much to our surprise she was born with a full head of hair. Amazing how 2 kids from the same parents get different genes!

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