Monday, August 10, 2009

Wanna See Something Gross?

I love that question.

Of course
the answer is no, thank you. Who in their right mind says "Yes, please!" to that question? Except maybe a 12 year-old boy. (Or any age boy, but we're straying from the point).

The best part about that question is that no matter the answer, they always show you the gross thing anyway:

See? Told ya. Didn't you wake up this morning and think today I want to see clumps of Mandy's hair? No? Hm. Sorry about that.

Ladies, (I assume most people who see this blog are female.....although after that picture it's probably the gentlemen who didn't immediately close the browser window in disgust) this is after one shower. ONE. This has been going on for weeks and weeks. And that's not even the worst picture I could've taken! When will the insanity end?

I know I'm not alone in this, many women lose hair after pregnancy. My sisters lose their hair after they have babies. Actually, twice I have made the unfortunate faux pas of asking, "What happened to that section of hair right in the front of your hairline that is sticking straight up and is only an inch long?" And they remind me kindly that it's growing back from when it fell out after having a baby. And now it's my turn.

Boy, is it my turn.

If you leave a comment, please give me a clue as to when I can expect this wonderful aftershock of pregnancy to end. Thanks.


bethany said...

That picture of your hair really made my morning. What a great way to start out a week!

Don't know much about the hair loss thing-or really the loss of anything after having babies, especially weight loss. I really don't know anything about that.
I do know about the loss of sanity though.

~Melissa~ said...

I wish I had a good answer for you. My hair is still falling out and Allison just turned one! After Carter, it was about 6 months and then it stopped falling out. People say if you take you prenatal vitamins, it helps minimize hair loss, but that hasn't worked for me. You hair is still so gorgeous though!

Loretta said...

Prenatal vitamins are supposed to help. But in the Anderson family we all lose hair. I'm just glad the picture wasn't what I thought it was. The background is suspiciously skin-toned.

Baggiore family said...

My hair falls out consistently until I stop nursing. So, have fune with it!!

joan said...

I agree with everything Loretta said and I mean everything....Mine took about 6 months to stop falling out too. Sorry - at least you have thick hair! Love you - Joan

Jessie Eyre said...

I got HANDFULLS upon HANDFULLS out of my head while showering after having Wyatt. It actually scared me enough that I had dreams that I'd wake up BALD. But I never woke up bald...although, I still have 6 inch hairs that are random all over my head. And here I am getting ready to lose it all again in a month or so. Sigh.

But its worth it to have a baby, right? I only lasted until Wyatt was 6 months old or least I think.

Palmer Family said...

I believe the comment about the hair sticking up on my forehead hairline came in my direction lots... London is a year old and I'm just starting to see the end of falling out, and the beginning of the spikey hair growing back in!