Many of my mama friends warned me this would happen. That luscious pregnancy mane that I loved tossing and flipping is now filling my hairbrush and my clothes and my floors and pretty much everything in the house. It's kind of gross, actually, because it's everywhere--tickling the back of my shoulders, sticking to SoJo's wet, drooly hands, and it's even curled its way into my cooking. Thankfully there were no guests eating with us that day. The worst is when I'm washing dishes and a hair gets onto my hand and is impossible to get off because it gets slippery with the water. O my poor distraught life! When shalt my troubles end?
I remember my mom's gasp when she was changing my youngest brother's diaper and found one of her hairs wound around his, well, you can guess what, and it was pretty red. No wonder he was crying so much beforehand. That image has stuck with me so now I'm always checking SoJo for hair wrapped around his various extremities.
Interestingly, I found that the reason one's hair seems thicker during pregnancy is that hormones prevent it from falling out. A non-pregnant woman loses about 50-100 hairs a day so once a pregnant woman delivers, she'll eventually lose all of that hair that she held onto during the pregnancy. I guess I thought that hair loss would happen sooner, but now my question is how long will this continue?