Jessa Duggar Gets ‘Sentimental’ After Giving Son Spurgeon His First Haircut on Counting On

When it came time for Jessa (Duggar) Seewald‘s eldest son to get his initial haircut, the Counting On star motionless to do it herself.

Last summer, Spurgeon Elliot perceived his initial trim during a age of 18 months from his mom — though it came with some hesitation on her part.

“The devise for giving Spurgeon his haircut is to confuse him so he doesn’t unequivocally know what’s going on,” Jessa, 25, explains in a PEOPLE disdainful hide look during Monday evening’s part of a TLC series, that papers a cut. “I’m going to try to confuse him and afterwards only kind of hide in there and trim it up.”

“I consider a devise is that I’m going to reason him and spin on a animation for him,” shares father Ben Seewald. “If we can get him focused on something, afterwards maybe he won’t pierce his conduct around a lot or try to squeeze Jessa’s palm or anything like that. And we should be means to get a pursuit done.”

For a staggering milestone, a relatives of dual — they also share 13-month-old son Henry — tag-teamed: Ben hold Spurgeon on his path while Jessa sat on another chair and trimmed.

But forward of creation a initial cut, Jessa expresses her unhappiness about snipping “his changed small curls.”

“Spurgeon’s initial haircut is kind of a milestone,” says Ben, 22. “I consider it’s some-more poignant for Jessa than for me.”

When he suggests that they cut some hair from a behind of Spurgeon’s head, Jessa is reluctant. “I don’t wish to cut anything — we didn’t wish to cut anything,” she says with a smile.

“I know he’s going to have a lot some-more haircuts, and we know that this is a initial of many, though she’s only a small nauseating about those curls,” says Ben.

Although a integrate pronounced “snip snip!” to a curls, Jessa snapped before and after photos — and saved one “ringlet” for memory’s sake.

Counting On front Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on TLC.