Saturday, July 24, 2010

Battle of the Bows

Izzy's bow journey has come full circle. As you can see from this first picture, I decked her out in fancy hair bows as soon as I possibly could. Here she is sporting one on her bubble cpap hat when she was about one month old. She was quite the NICU trendsetter.
When the bubble cpap hat came off, the bows got a little bigger. This picture was taken on her last day in the hospital.
....and they kept growing. I think this is when she started to question what mama was putting on her head. ;-)
She may have questioned the bows, but at least she didn't mess with them...
...until she turned one. That's when the Battle of the Bows officially began. I can't even tell you how many times she pulled this bow off of her head while we were taking these birthday pictures.

So, I decided to throw in the towel. She went bowless for several months. As much as it hurt me to leave her extensive bow collection untouched during that time, it just wasn't worth the effort. So, we accessorized in other ways. I think she pulls the shades off quite nicely.

Mama strikes back! Izzy finally got enough hair to sweep her bangs back with her little bows. Check out the first picture in this post. She's wearing this same bow polka-dot bow in both pictures if that gives you any perspective on how small she was. Crazy, huh?!?

She eventually got tired of even the little bows, so I tried something new: the piggy!

And this brings us to today. She's back in the same bow she started in. The piggy with the addition of a little bow...perfection! And so far, she doesn't mess with this style. Looks like mama won this one!