Rule of thumb

27 Sep

I’ve been shedding hair ever since Teddy was born.  I know that there is a very scientific explanation for this.  Baby Center reassured me (because don’t forget, we can get all medical questions answered on the internet, right?) that this is completely normal:

“Here’s what’s going on. Normally, about 85 to 95 percent of the hair on your head is growing and the other 5 to 15 percent is in a resting stage. After the resting period, this hair falls out — often while you’re brushing or shampooing it — and is replaced by new growth. An average woman sheds about 100 hairs a day.  During pregnancy, increased levels of estrogen prolong the growing stage. There are fewer hairs in the resting stage and fewer falling out each day, so you have thicker, more luxuriant tresses.  After you give birth, your estrogen levels take a tumble and a lot more hair follicles enter the resting stage. Soon you’ll have more hair coming out in the shower or on the brush. This unusual shedding will taper off and your hair will be back to its pre-pregnancy thickness about six to 12 months after you give birth.”

So fine, I knew this.  I went thru it with Lucy, too.  But then…Gloria chimes in and tells me that the reason I’m losing so much hair is because…

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T sucking his thumb

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