Let's start with the worst of it all, the hair loss. After every single one of my babies, my hair falls out like crazy. The first time around I was so shocked and didn't know what to do with myself. This being my 3rd time, I didn't even cry anymore. Ok, I did cry a little bit but I didn't complain about it as much ;).
Remember what my hair looked like before I had Bean, luscious right
Well 2 months after Bean made his appearance, my hair started falling like crazy. It got to the point that I didn't even want to comb or touch it. This period of hair falling everywhere lasted about 2 months (same happened with my other kids). At the end of June when I got my relaxer, my hair looked like this hot mess. I know, I cried a little
My edges are always the worst, I go completely bald and it always makes me so sad. After my first I was wearing wigs all the time to hide it but I have since discovered clever ways to style my hair and hide those edges while they are growing.
At the end of June my edges were completely gone and looked horrible
Two months later at the end of August they were looking much better. We are not quite there but I am definitely loving the progress. I have been applying JBCO to my edges religiously since July.
Here is a little side by side comparison of my edges in April, June and August. I started with full edges then the hairloss came and lasted about two months and now I am recovering
Side by side length comparison, what a difference
The hair loss is always a bummer for me but I am finally embracing the fact that I will always lose my hair after having a baby. At least it grows back.
I have started working out but nothing crazy. I do the modified version of a workout called T25 and I totally love it. I have been doing 25 mins about 3 times a week for the past month and a half. I love that I can just do it in my living room and I don't need any equipment. I wish I could add a run or something to this mix but whatever.
6 months post partum and fitting in my skinny jeans without a muffin top, what what.
Despite the crazy hair loss, this has been my best post partum recovery. I have embraced the fact that I am one of those people that goes bald after having a baby. Hairloss, schmerloss, my bean is worth it all. Check out my Jbird hanging out in the background :)
Here I am, 6 months post partum and feeling really good about everything. Bean has been very good to his mama. Managing expectation truly is the key to happiness. This body made 3 happy healthy babies and I just want to remember how amazing that is. Good job body, you rock my socks off :).