Friday, February 25, 2011

All the hair changes; BRACE YOURSELF

Well I have had good hair days, bad hair days, and no hair days! We have kept the boys entertained through this journey to try to seem "normal".   For the most part it is working! :) 

Here are some pics starting from the beginning.

My hair long.
Miles cutting my hair!
Owen cutting my hair!

I decided from the beginning that I would cut it short so it wouldn't be so dramatic when I did lose my hair. The boys had a BALL cutting it off.  They were giggling the whole time.  I did have the "talk" about no cutting hair on sisters, dolls, school classmates, etc.  So far so good!

Then I had a friend cut it short and I really like how it turned out, thanks Lacey!

 One night around the two week mark I noticed that my hair was falling out and Brian and I agreed it was time to buzz it. So this is my hair buzzed and my boys' comments:

Owen said, " You look like a MAN!" ha ha (oh the honesty, gotta love it! :)
Miles said, " You look cute mom!" Awww
Brian said, "You have a great shaped head! ha

 Then one day for lunch we were sitting on the couch and daddy asked Miles to, "Pull on daddy's hair and see if hair falls out!" Well as you can imagine this was great fun for Miles. So he tugs on daddy's hair and nothing. Then Brian says, "Pull on mommies and see if you get any hair!" Well you guessed it mine fell out. Miles thought that was sooo cool and for the rest of the day the boys would walk by and grab a pinch and so for awhile I looked like a spotted leopard.
I know this may sound disturbing but it did not hurt and it was falling out anyway. So no harm done except for belly laughs from the kiddos! I am thankful that we have our humor to make this journey fun for my children, I wouldn't want it any other way! So please no mean comments!

This is a picture right after my port was placed.

This is my current pic.


welcome! said...

I love your beautiful spirit through all the rough times. You still have your beautiful smile and are such an inspiration to so many mothers!! Love and praying for you!!!

welcome! said...

Dear God, we place our worries in your hands. We place our sick under your care and humbly ask that you restore your child Courtney. Please bless her doctors and all those who love her and care for her. Amen. God Bless You Courtney!!

khepworth said...

You and Brian are some of the funniest people I know. You guys are always laughing. I am glad that you are able to carry your sense of humor through this process. Love ya!

Pamela said...

The very best thing about this post is that you are smiling in EVERY ONE of those pictures! That smile will get you through anything!

reece&company said...

Proverbs 17:22 (ESV)
A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Don't ever lose that beautiful joyful spirit! You are such an amazing portrait of God's love and grace! We are praying for you!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Courtney, you are beautiful! Thank goodness you have such a wonderful attitude about this whole struggle. Someday you can look back on this and smile! You are in God's hands Courtney, and his plan is sometimes challenging, but we know he knows whats best. Love to you, Sandi

Anonymous said...

Oh you sweet, dear girl...I am thinking of you and your family so often. I just know everything will turn out okay. You are such a fighter.
Jenn Henderson

Anonymous said...

I think it is awesome how you have handled all of this and I believe your family is sooooo blessed to have you! I have been thinking of you often. Sending lots of love and prayer your way young lady!! ;)
Tara Griffiths

Pamela said...

Oh, and you look very Buddhist in the last pic.... ;-)

Karla said...

Courtney, you are awesome. You could be sitting back feeling sorry for yourself, but instead you are facing this with the most positive outlook. Your boys will get through this better with your good humor too. Take care. *hug*

Christie's Endless Craze said...

Courtney, You are undoubtedly one of the bravest women I know. Your stories make what you are going thru sound like a breeze. I think about you and your family often. God Bless you!

Amber said...

You make bald beautiful! And your husband is right, you do have a nice shaped head lol

mollymoo951 said...

Found you through SCS. You have a wonderful attitude! I'm wondering how you are doing...

Kylee said...

Love your smile in all the pictures! You look great. Take care and know that I am always thinking about you and praying. Hope the next round goes good.

Brenda Weaver said...

Courtney, I think it's so amazing how you are trying to keep things as "normal" as possible for your kids and can see the humor in a tough situation. You are amazing! You look beautiful with no hair.
Keep your chin up, girlie!! You're gonna be OK!!