So, my hair is falling out. It's something I noticed about a month ago and to be honest, didn't think too much about it because I know it's a common post natal occurrence. But... over the last week I have been losing hair at an alarming rate. In the shower I can literally grab handfuls of hair. Regardless of knowing how "normal" it is, it's still rather shocking. So I brought it up today at my now regular Thursday mommy coffee date and confirmed it is indeed very common, but no one really had any idea why? Why do new moms lose their hair? Less hair loss and more weight loss would be so much better? No?
So, I googled it obviously. And this is what google is saying... During pregnancy, changes in your hormone levels cause your hair to stay in a resting phase for longer, so you lose less hair on a daily basis. Which is why pregnant women often have luxurious looking hair. It is indeed thicker. After you give birth and your hormones have settled down — usually at about 12 weeks after delivery — more hair shifts into a shedding phase (which I gue ss is where I am at). So normally, you lose about 100 to 125 hairs a day, but after delivery, women lose up to 500 A DAY! So totally disturbing, but normal.
So the hair loss, combined with Rory being at that lovely stage where giving my hair a good tug with all his might is just TOO MUCH fun (so it's tied back or up all the time anyway), I have decided it's time... Time for a change. I am going to cut it off. The truth is, I have had the same hair "style" for like decades. Long hair, with bangs/without bangs, with layers/without layers, with dye/without dye... but not a whole lot different. For whatever reason, I am ready. Ready to cut it off. I have an appointment tomorrow at 6pm so I can't change my mind. I mean, what's the worst that can happen? A bad haircut of course, but my hair grows super fast and it's hat season.
Wish me luck.
PS - speaking of time change... I am sad to say Rory hasn't really adapted that well to the new hour. Maybe we're going through the typical 4 month sleep regression, but we're up a lot more than we used to be. Rory had been solidly sleeping through the night since he was 3 months old, so this change quite frankly sucks. Peter and I are walking around like the zombies we were when Rory was a newborn, and both have been in bed before 830 every night this week. It's a routine I hope we break soon. Rory wakes... starts to squeal and laugh into the monitor and we get out of bed to give him his soother and hit his mobile. I am not actually feeding him, but whether you're up for 20 seconds or 20 minutes, you're still up. Broken sleep is broken sleep. Hopefully these wonder weeks are coming to an end soon. I miss my sleep.
Bye bye hair..
Rory is moving SO much these days. He almost is rolling from back to stomach and is sitting on his own now. Well, for a good couple minutes before he face plants into the floor. It really does get more fun each day!