Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Something in Common With the Cat

We are both shedding. Sylvia has always been a shedder, you know, with her long hair and her feline status. But, me? No, not me. I don't shed. Not in clumps that clog up the drain or in such copious amounts that I am emptying my hairbrush DAILY. My friend, Amy, once made a comment about "guinea pigs clogging your shower drain" when she referred to the "3-month molt." That made me laugh out loud. But now I know what she was talking about!

I asked my Dad about this and he mentioned something about an iron deficiency after you give birth. It sets in sometime around the 2nd or 3rd month. It was a big long, doctor-type of explanation, but I gathered from the conversation that I should be taking an iron supplement. Well, here I am, constipated from the iron, and I am still shedding.

Hopefully this passes soon. If not only for the sake of our pipes. :o)

6 comments:

Christina said...

Oh, and just wait. When it finally decides to come back (thank goodness), you will have these ultra lovely spikes in your part and around your crown sticking out of your head at all times as it grows back in. That's where I'm at right now.

Em said...

Oh yay. I can't wait *insert sarcasm*

Amanda said...

I am STILL losing hair! And I took iron supplements for probably a month... no help :(

Maggie said...

I am almost 5 months post partum and have been experiencing this for about a month, it comes and goes in waves. SO FUN!

KoetjeKoetjeCoo said...

It does eventually stop.. I PROMISE. But it sucks while it's happening. Here's to a little extra hairspray to keeping the spikeys down.

The Loucks Family said...

I second Christina! I am dealing with that right now! I have this "baby hair" as my hairdresser calls it - he says he sees it with all new moms, all of that crazy new hair coming in after you lost almost all of it in the first 4 months! LOL.