Sunday, February 18, 2007

a falling out

My hair is falling out. It always happens around four months postpartum. Just when things are settling down...the baby's only getting up once in the night, she's content during the day, you're feeling normal and you've resumed regular physical activity...then your body jerks you back with this not-so-subtle reminder: hey honey, your still required to sacrifice--this time your lovely locks. Every time I swear that next time I'm just going to buzz it all off. So, if you see a picture of the "bald couple" pop up on this blog...don't be alarmed...it's just that I've had a "falling out" of sorts.

I went to bed with my hair wet and this photo was taken by Craig the next morning around 7:30. He had just gotten home from a night shift at the hospital and thought it was hilarious. Poor Hazel was just trying to have breakfast in peace.

14 comments:

annalisa said...

My biggest fear is that I will loose my hair like my great aunt whose wigs we always enjoy sporting around the house. My hair is thin, fine, an easily breaks, especially on the one side and I am always looking at my scalp there swearing it looks thinner. That was a nice thing about being pregnant is my hair actually felt of normal volume. I have often looked at your picture on your blog and thought you have beautiful hair, straight, curly, even bedhead, it's cute.

amy w. said...

Oh Jordan! I SO feel for you! I absolutely hate this part. About four months is where it always started for me too. I mean, do we really have to sacrifice every last darn bit of us? Then the worst part, when the hair starts growing back--the little spikies all along the hairline. Hate it! I'm with you in spirit babe!

Jenny said...

I swore I wouldn't have anything left after I had kids. My hair would come out in handfuls. It does end. Hang in there--lots of love sending your way. P.S. Have I told you I LOVE the cd!!

Jenny said...

p.s. there is and has never been a bad picture of you btw either!

michelle said...

And the sacrifices just keep on coming... I always enjoyed this part, because I have too much hair and any thinning is welcome at this point, but I do hate the hair that gets everywhere. Sadly, I always have those stupid little spikies around the hairline.

I agree that you still look so cute, even with bedhead!

Shawna B. said...

I suffer from this same ailment! It is wrong. Plain wrong. But dear Jordan, if anyone could do bald beautifully, it would be you. I'm with Amy W., all those horrific little spikies along the hariline are the pits!

Love the photo of you. You do early morning well, my friend. I look like a bad dream.

"Girl, put your records on ....!!!" I love, love, love my girls' groove! Thank you again!

Elizabeth said...

I always had enough to spare but would go crazy with the long hair coming off everywhere so I would finally cut it.
Hope you don't get anymore wake up calls.

Jenny Dahl said...

Oh the horror when the hair starts to go. Funny thing is that I seem to forget about this part each time. It comes around and hair is being shed by the hanfuls and I am mortified. I don't have much to spare, my ponytails are slimmer than my 3 yr. olds. It's cruel.

TX Girl said...

I lost soo much hair after Lulu. Althought the re-growth was much more annoying. My hair was a mess for almost 6 months.

amy m said...

My hair falls out in hand fulls around 4 months as well. I freak out hoping I will have some left. I never enjoy the wispy hairs that are left on my crown as it grows back.

rebecca said...

Ah, the horror. One of my least favorite times. My hair continues to thin, so maybe I'll be wearing a wig the next time you see me.

ingrid said...

You know, I don't think I have EVER seen a bad picture of you! You look fabulous even early in the morning!

I know this sounds crazy, but I actually look forward to the 4-6 month hair loss post-partum because as you know, I have SO much hair! Of course, I am grateful for my blessed locks, but believe me it does get refreshing to lose a bit here and there after each baby. Only I think my hair has become thicker soon after!!!

And I too love my girls groove CD. Thank you!

Crystalyn said...

i still have hair growing back in from when i had my #2 and #3 is almost here! my girlfriend's hair dresser said she can always tell if women have had babies because of their hairline. at least it comes back! glad other things are feeling back to normal!

Tasha said...

I swear I just stopped losing hair in handfulls about 6 months before I got pregnant again...

I am in such denial about all of the things that are about to happen to me!