Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Family Pattern Baldness

You may have noticed that our baby doesn't have all that much hair. Surprisingly though, it's grown a lot since he was born. It's just still so very short and also hard to see because it's a rather light color. For the most part, however, our baby looks bald.

He's not the only one in the family. Brandon has a great fear that he will one day go bald. His hair is pretty thin, but he doesn't look at all bald yet.

I, on the other hand, am definitely looking rather bald these days. My hair has always fallen out. Every where you go in our house, you'll find random strands of my hair. I just shed all the time. Then, when I was pregnant, my hair stopped falling out. No random hairs anywhere. Not even in the shower, when I conditioned my hair, would it come out. Now that I've had the baby, however, it's falling out again. At first, it was no big deal. But these days, it falls out by the handfuls. I really don't know how there is still any hair left on my head, it has been falling out that badly. I guess that's the problem though. In some places, there isn't any hair left. I put my hair up in a pony tail the other day and was shocked to see how bald I'm looking. One of the other wives out here said that it happened to her too after she had her baby, so I'm hoping it's a normal post-pregnancy thing and soon I'll go back to normal amounts of shedding.

And hopefully one day Caleb will have hair too. :)


Patti said...

How do you come up with these ideas that you write about? I'm always surprised to see what the daily conversation topic will be. If you're going bald, it can't be my fault, because I still have lots of hair and everytime I get it cut, the "stylist" tells me how thick it is. Sorry I couldn't have passed it on to you.

Barbour said...

I shed a lot about the same time. I had to bald spots on the sides of my head in the front. It is growing back in again, but looks like I took scissors to it.