One of the things you read or hear about a lot when you’re pregnant is that, at some point after the baby is born, all of your hair is going to start falling out. I thought I was in the clear–no bald spots yet–but I do seem to be shedding more than usual. I’m pulling hairs off of Hudson left and right.
What makes it worse is that I keep remembering this horrible warning I read a while back, something to the effect of: “if your baby is crying and there is no obvious reason (wet, sleepy, hungry), look for hairs wrapped around his or her finger or around his penis that might be cutting off circulation and causing pain.”
Wait… what!? I reported this to Aron, horrified at all the ways baby care books conspire to terrify you that you’re going to kill your child, and he has since enjoyed torturing me further by pretending to sometimes find such hairs. He’ll come back from calming Hudson and explain that he removed one.
So it’s not cool that my hair is now everywhere. Not cool at all. I’m breaking out the lint roller for pet hair (one of those kinds I used to scoff at when advertised as a substitute for vacuuming, in places like the Container Store) and using it on his playmat–and sometimes on him. Funny thing is, I think he kind of likes it!