Welcome back old friend.
There are several things the experts don't tell you about your 4th trimester of pregnancy. There's a 4th trimester you ask? Yes, there is. I'll explain that in a later post, but for now...back to the shedding:
Before I got pregnant, I was just like everyone else. I lost the average amount of hair that one does in a day. I was just like everyone else except for one aspect, which I am about to divulge to you. Now, this is one of my quirks, so let me prepare you- What you are about to read may seem very strange. In the shower, which is one of my favorite places to be, I run my fingers through my hair. Often, even with one swipe, I am left with several strands that are tangled betwixt my digits. I then detangle them and stick them to the shower wall. Sometimes, I manipulate them into letters to leave for Tim. (They usually dry up and fall down before Tim can decode their message.) Other times, I wrangle the hairs into pictures. Several times I have been so inspired by these compositions that I've used them in my artwork. (Not the actual hairs- just the imagery.) I know, I know, it's weird. Anyhow, when I was pregnant my hair stopped falling out. Many preggos have read this in a book or two, and yes, it's true. (This is why they say your hair is lusterous when pregnant.) But what they don't tell you is that 3 or 4 months after you give birth your hair starts to fall out in big clumps! The rate at which it falls out is so alarming that you start to think you'll soon be bald. Never-the-less, I am ecstatic to be shedding again. It's like welcoming back an old friend, not to mention that it makes the shower more fun. I really missed it. Now, I can annoy Tim again. Maybe I'll create a lockness of him, complete with Buddy Holly glasses. Ahh, the simple pleasures in life.