Over the course of 5 days Kate began to seriously shed her beautiful locks. She would wake up with her pillow and shirt covered and then throughout the day she would pull handfuls out at a time. Yesterday her hair was rivaling the worst-comb over you've ever seen! I think that she was sick of clumps falling in her food too, because she asked us if we could cut the rest off. With a bit of sadness on my part, we obliged and headed off to her hairdresser. As you can tell from the picture below, she wasn't at all traumatized by the experience though.
Kate smiled from the minute we arrived at the salon and hasn't stopped yet. I am thrilled that she looks at this phase as a fun adventure and isn't upset by the change in her appearance.
Grandma Anderson and I both had to try and hide the tears in our eyes during the process because we didn't want to let on that it affected us more than Kate! Although I've known that this was coming, it was something different when I actually had to face it.
Kate's hairdresser was as wonderful as always. She and Kate giggled through the whole thing and at the end she wouldn't even let us pay her for her time. I am again reminded of how genuinely kind and supportive our community is.
Only she and Demi Moore can make bald look good! Kate is very proud of her head, pointing the change out to everyone that she sees. Her head is pretty sensitive right now so we are trying to find soft hats that don't bother her, in case she wants to wear them sometime. Who knows though, she may never care to cover up that scalp!