So no one actually told me how much having kids would physically age me. The wrinkles, the eye bags, the hair loss – it all comes with being a parent. Even my husband is noticing the ageing effects of fatherhood.
I hate to admit it, but I’ve wanted botox for a while now. I actually wanted it before my wedding at the end of 2014, but the other half said no. He’s totally against it.
The thing is, I’ve got smile lines and lots of them. My high cheek bones don’t make them any better either. These innocent smile lines are quickly turning into full on wrinkles, and at the age of 30 years young, this isn’t something that sits well with me.
Throw into the mix 4 years of sleepless nights, temper tantrums, working around the kids and any other stresses of life and I’m really noticing my ageing face.
I don’t like it.
I have to remember that wrinkles and eye bags are pretty standard for everyone, kids or no kids. Lots of water, regular facials and/or a great skincare routine can really keep them at bay. But there’s one thing that has massively shocked me about having kids, and that’s hair loss.
I never really knew it was a thing. In fact, I should of been losing my hair even before kids as it’s a side effect of having an under active thyroid, but I’ve never noticed it.
I suppose I just assumed post natal hair loss wouldn’t happen to me either
Well, it did. Thankfully not too much. I mean, I don’t need to be looking up hair transplant costs or anything, but I can certainly see the baby hair growing back along my hairline, and lets not mention how often I have have to unclog the shower plug. Gross.
After having Lamb my hair fell out in the shower pretty badly, but this time it’s not as bad. Maybe that’s because I have even less time to actually wash my hair these days!
So not only do we struggle with an embarrassing side to pregnancy, there’s an embarrassing side once they’re here too!
Anyone else struggle with hair loss after having kids?