Be warned

All that luxuriously thick and shiny hair you accumulate while pregnant… yeah…. you don’t get to keep that.  Around the time your kid turns 3 months old it plans a mass exodus from your scalp and begins coming out in (and I am in NO way exaggerating here)  CLUMPS!  I’m talking about at least 20 strands at a time coming out each and every time I run my hands through my hair.  I’m constantly detangling Kendall’s fingers and toes and there are hair balls in every corner of my house no matter how frequently I vacuum.  Seriously, it could be very profitable for a rug company to set  up shop on my bathroom floor.

13 weeks 5 days

  • Amy - Ugh – I’m in the same boat! (I delivered a week before you.) The shower floor looks like a salon floor, and the poor, poor drain – my husband plunged up a small rat sized thing yesterday morning.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa - I certainly know what you are talking about. I have to wonder if I’ll have anything left!ReplyCancel

  • Shell - And it will keep happening as long as you breastfeed. I’m almost 14 months postpartum and I’m still losing it. My stylist assures me I will until I wean. Sigh.ReplyCancel

  • BecauseICan - Oh great. My husband already says I shed like a wild animal…always has. He has no idea what he’s in store for, then. :)ReplyCancel

  • meg - Same boat here, I already shed horribly, bleh :( On a serious note: (I know I don’t want to scare but at the same time this instantly came to mind and feel I should warn) I’ve seen two babies come into the ER with a single hair wrapped around their toes. It causes a turniquet and it’s not so good. I was amazed that a single strand of hair could do thatReplyCancel

  • Melissa (nestie name bettie) - With my first I thought I had escaped the mass exodus of hair because I thought it happened right away but was immensly surprised when it happened exactly as you are describing. I delivered on April 21 and this started for me about a week ago again. I hate hate hate it. It is everywhere all the time. I soooo sympathize with you.
    ~MelissaReplyCancel

  • Lisa - Melissa, I delivered on the same day! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Nanette - Sooooo not looking forward to that. I’m enjoying not having to clean up my massive amounts of stray hairs while pregnant.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie - So funny that you wrote about this. I just posted on the nest about this. (I refuse to call it the bump.) It’s driiving me crazy!ReplyCancel

  • amy - My friend warned me about this. Her husband made her some inside-out-tape shoes to pick up hair so it wouldn’t mess up the vaccumReplyCancel

  • Sept. - noooooooooo! ::clutches hair::ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Bad news girls – my hair started falling out in clumps when my little one was 13 weeks old. She will be 21 weeks tomorrow and it hasn’t stopped. It is so gross, and I swear I must be going bald…ReplyCancel

  • shannon - I know everyone is different, but my hair did fall out — I had some sort of bald patches when my daughter was 3 or 4 months old. But it stopped — and it has grown back enough to look pretty much normal now, and she’s 9 months and still nursing. I’m sure by the time it looks totally normal I’ll be ready to get pregnant with another one and start this whole thing all over again.ReplyCancel

  • Post pregnancy body | BABY RABIES - […] start with my hair.  It stopped falling out in massive clumps around the time Kendall was 3 months old.  It since has stabilized and I’m back to a […]ReplyCancel

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