Does anybody think it’s hard to read the posts with the new colors and stuff? If so do you have a color you would like to suggest?
Also does anyone have ideas on what I should post on to make my blog more interesting?
I’m open to suggestions.
Do you like my new template?
I did the header and my sister Kaitlyn did the rest she suggested the colors and
made the daisies and put the template up for me.
It took a little while to figure out how to put it up but she still did.
Hi Aunt Yvonne and Grandma
Obviously I’m not the only one with a crew cut at 7 months post-partum:
Mama K said,
JUST YESTERDAY I was looking in the mirror saying, “What in the WORLD is going on – what are all of those spiky hairs?!?!” I thought maybe I’d pulled a scrunchie too tight (in the front???) and ripped it out and broke off a bunch of hair…but have no memory of any such thing!
But Abbie is 9 months old! I have never noticed this before with any of my other kiddos…I will have to pay attention in the future, that’s for sure!
As for now, I feel a bit ridiculous. I mean, it’s BIZARRE. Like a really bad bangs-cut-job!!!
Well, thanks for shedding some light on that. If anyone has an explanation for the phenomenon, please do tell!
Here’s my understanding. Feel free to speak up and correct me if you’ve heard or read something different.
Normally, your ovaries produce the normal and necessary amounts of progesterone for your body.
Normally you would be losing 75-100 strands/day and the follicles would remain dormant for a while before a new strand grows. At any given time, most people have about 10% of their hair follicles in a dormant state.
During pregnancy, very little is normal in your body.
During pregnancy, the placenta takes over the production of progesterone and the levels skyrocket since this is primarily a “pregnancy” hormone. You are happy. Progesterone has that effect.
Your ovaries, sensing that they are no longer needed, go dormant.
For some reason, extra high levels of progesterone prevent normal hair loss. Your hair does *not* fall out at the rate of 75-100 strands/day, and your follicles do *not* go dormant. It all grows. Quickly. And keeps growing. Your hair is running at 100% instead of 90% and growing faster than ever.
Then you have the baby. The placenta is gone. Nobody is making progesterone because your ovaries are still sulking over having been snubbed for 9 months.
You have plenty of progesterone left over, so you can coast for a bit – 3 months, maybe more, maybe less. But finally, you run low.
You get moody. You get weepy. Your hair falls out. BTW, this would be a good time to find a tube of progesterone cream at the local health food store. It’s not cheap, but your husband will thank you. He might even use it on you when you’re sleeping.
I mentioned that your hair is falling out. But it’s not at the rate of 75-100 strands/day. Your body abruptly realizes that it forgot to shed for the last year, and it goes to work on catching up. You lose everything that you would have lost over the last year. You feel like you’re going bald. If this doesn’t stop soon, you will.
But wait – your ovaries look around and see how badly you need them. They quit sulking and step up to bat. They whip up some badly needed progesterone.
Hair loss stops, and your world looks brighter. Your husband’s world looks brighter too.
Hair growth starts. Lots of hair growth, all at once. All those resting follicles have received a kick in the pants, and you’ll have a nice crew cut going in a month or two.
C’est la vie.
This is a picture of some magnets that are facing south to south or north to north. So the magnets will float right above the next one. The magnets came out of some old car speakers. The thing holding them up is an old pipe that I found under the house.
Dad broke the speakers open for me.
I wonder why the car speakers have magnets in them.
Hi Aunt Yvonne and Grandma
Jamie Soles is a Christian father and musician in Alberta Canada.
His website is www.solmusic.ca and his music is top notch in my book.
It tells Bible stories tells, teaches remembrances and glorifies God through Psalms.
We downloaded 2 songs from his webstore tonight $1.75 Canadian (about $1.45 USD) for each song and are looking forward to buying more in the near future.
I mean what’s not to love about a guy who has 8 kids and describes his latest album this way:
“There are many things in Scripture spoken of as memorials, things which bring to remembrance – the rainbow, the priestly garments, memorial portions of offerings, Passover, jealousy tests, and ultimately, the Lord’s Supper. Memorials is a musical celebration of God’s faithfulness reflected in these signs of remembrance.”
Besides this is Scripture and good doctrine presented in such a way that you will be catechising your children and they won’t even know it. This is the kind of music that helps parent create a “When you rise up” culture in their home.
I for one need all the help I can get.
Click HERE for lyrics and samples of the “Memorials” album summarized above.
Click HERE for lyrics and samples to the “Up From Here” album containing the two songs we’ve purchased (so far “As the Hart” and “Rats!“
We went to a hunting ranch and on the second morning i went hunting with him and in the deer blind kept dozing off but for the last ten minnits.
The night before my Dad shot a Doe!
Some friends gave us two wild hogs they shot. It was fun!
Hi Aunt Yvonne and Grandma.
I am very sad to say Emily my gerbil is gone. She kept on eating her babies. So we let her go.
Last night for dinner, we immensely enjoyed 3 racks of ribs from the boars shot by friends of our this week at Covenant Ranch. Pop over to Kaitlyn’s blog for a brief description of our first family trip to a hunting ranch.
5yo Becca finished her kindergarten math book today – hurrah!
My mom cut my hair for Locks of Love yesterday. 11″ gone and still comfortably below my shoulders. My hair feels thick and swing-y.
Speaking of hair, does anyone else (everyone else?) get a whole batch of new hair 6 months after the birth of each child? I know why it happens, but I can’t wait for my new-growth crew cut to get long enough to lie down with all the rest of my hair. All over my head I have spiky 1-inch hair coming in. I guess I’ll have naturally layered hair in a few more months.
Lydia found a few splashes of water on the floor around the sink yesterday, and without even being told she grabbed a cleaning towel to dry the floor. I was happy to see her do the job without prompting. So was 2yo Rachael, who was just coming to clean it up too. “Thank you, Lydia, for cleaning up my pee!”
True to my fallen nature, I have broken every one of my new habits for the year – except one. I have read my Bible every day before laying a finger upon the keyboard. I’m so thankful to be able to set that particular priority in order! Maybe it will help me with the others…
And we have a very nice review of our Geneva Bible Pages on Evangelical Outpost, so I’m busy with the Geneva website. There is now an FAQ page to answer everyone’s burning question, and we’re working on adding other features as well.
As part of my Dad’s bonus this year from Vision Forum we got to go to a hunting ranch called Covenant Ranch from Monday afternoon to Wednsday afternoon. Dad shot a deer when it was Megan and I were hunting with him. Here is a picture of me holding it before we gutted it.
After we gutted her she weighed 83 pounds. It was the second biggest deer shot while we were there.
Deanna went varmint hunting with Dad and Mr. Turley the first night we got there, and Mr. Turley shot a bobcat! Dad said he shot all of its abdominal muscles out and they thought it was dead so Andrew Torres ran out and picked it up by the back legs but it wasn’t dead so it started hissing and trying to curl up and scratch him but “luckily” for Andrew all its abdominal muscles were gone so it couldn’t, so Andrew started yelling “Get the .22!!!Get the .22!!!Get the .22!!!” but all Dad, Mr. Turley, and Deanna could hear was ”.22!!!.22!!!.22!!!” but finally Mr. Hart ran out there and shot it dead.