"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!" -Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Tips for New Moms: 02

02: Don't have a cow when your hair starts to fall out in chunks about 3 months after you give birth.

Because I did.  And I still am.  For about 3 weeks now I have literally had chunks of hair falling out in the shower, when I brush my hair, straighten my hair, or just whatever...it falls out.  Everyone tells me it's normal, but if it keeps going on, I'll probably be bald soon.  Leah gets the brunt of it all too because no matter what I do, I find some of my hair on her, in her hands, or even in her toes.  I have even found a strand or two in her diaper before.  I know pretty gross, but what can I do? 

So, when your hair starts to fall out, don't panic.  It's normal.  Or so they say.  :) 


lauren said...

Me too! I thought by five months it would have stopped, but, no. I actually think my hair has thinned and receded around my temples because I've lost so much. And what's the worst is that I didn't have alot of hair to begin with. Great post - so true!

jeremy + heather said...

I've been warned about this and have wondered when it starts. I have really thick hair so I guess it will be nice to lose some for summer but so many of my friends have lost around their forehead hairline and said they had a "lions mane" (you know-where it all stands up) when it started growing back. The things our bodies go through for these babies, right!?!?! It's a good thing the baby steals all the attention and I can just hide in the background. :)