Cerebral Pulse

It’s that time.

I’m losing my hair. Bea is losing her hair.

No real cause for concern. It’s quite normal, although very disturbing, to start to suddenly lose all the nice thick, healthy looking hair gained during pregnancy and revert back to the usual drab locks. It’s quite normal for baby’s hair to fall out in the first six months as hormone levels adjust too.

As an experienced mother I know that the same thing happened to Sam and I could also gently pass my hand over his four month old baby head and come away with soft strands of fine hair clinging to my fingers too.

As an experienced mother you’d think I would also know about the baby soft spot and not be totally freaked out and ready to hyperventilate with panic and call a doctor when I noticed the soft patch on Bea’s head throb and pulse. Of course, I couldn’t call a doctor in panic because we have another eight days before our health insurance with Bill’s new job kicks in (Insurance is tied to the job and so the day Bill left his old job we lost “benefits” and there is a waiting period before the new insurance take effect, idiotic). The fear of one of my children getting sick while we are without coverage no doubt made my heart pound faster and sink to the pits of my stomach when I noticed the mutant beat of Bea’s head that must surely indicate a substantial problem. Her brain about to erupt from her skull? Is it dipping or bulging? Dehydration? Meningitis? An alien about to hatch? Surely if this was normal I would have noticed the same effect with Sam?

Thank goodness for Google.

Freaky, but quite normal. At least, I’m trying to believe in the words coming to my across the ether and convince myself of this until we can get to see her new pediatrician for her, now belated, four month check up.

I guess this is the point when Sam began to look ginger and have a mohawk before new growth came in blonde and beautiful. While Sam maintained a central clump of hair, Bea’s noggin has become quite sparse all over. Well, apart from the row of straight dark hair along the nape of her neck, and the Grandad patch where all the hair has rubbed off against her cot sheets to form a truly bald spot. This must be why I have suddenly noticed the throb of her cerebral pulse. It is both compelling and abject, sending me into a curious and repellant solitude whenever I look at it, and search it out I now must.

6 Responses to Cerebral Pulse

  1. Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 5:58 am #

    Loosing hair….

    If the both of you go bald too then Gradad might get brave enough not to wear his syrup, you can all be baldies together 🙂

    Very cute pics on flickr by the way.
    I had no idea it was that cold over there, it’s the total opposite here at the moment. 96% humidity, it’s steaming, I get out of the shower get dressed and then wish I could jump back in the shower.
    Last night we had our bedroom air-con set to 27c which you would think would still be warm but actually it is alot cooler than the rest of the house or outdoors for that matter. Crazy!
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  2. Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 5:58 am #

    Loosing hair….

    If the both of you go bald too then Gradad might get brave enough not to wear his syrup, you can all be baldies together 🙂

    Very cute pics on flickr by the way.
    I had no idea it was that cold over there, it’s the total opposite here at the moment. 96% humidity, it’s steaming, I get out of the shower get dressed and then wish I could jump back in the shower.
    Last night we had our bedroom air-con set to 27c which you would think would still be warm but actually it is alot cooler than the rest of the house or outdoors for that matter. Crazy!
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  3. ashridge January 23, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Re: Loosing hair….

    I think I left my syrup on a beach in Oz, but nevermind I’m sure Sy will find it useful. Meanwhile I have reached the same stage as Baby Bea and am certain that my hair will soon be plentiful, long and luxurious.
    And you are a cheeky monkey mellywoo 🙂

  4. ashridge January 23, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Re: Loosing hair….

    I think I left my syrup on a beach in Oz, but nevermind I’m sure Sy will find it useful. Meanwhile I have reached the same stage as Baby Bea and am certain that my hair will soon be plentiful, long and luxurious.
    And you are a cheeky monkey mellywoo 🙂

  5. Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    Re: Loosing hair….

    Sy is a hairy monkey, he has no use for a syrup.
    I will get Irwin to look for it next time we are at the beach….
    tomorrow infact, and then perhaps I will post it to you. 🙂

    Love you hundreds
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    PS. Just to make you jealous, we are going out on Carrats (John & Gail’s boat) tomorrow morning for an overnight trip with Katie, John, Gail & Irwin The salty Sea Dog.
    I will be sure to do some snorkelling for you.
    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY FOR MONDAY! Don’t forget to eat lamb chops and burnt bbq’d snags with dead ‘orse on monday.
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  6. Anonymous January 23, 2009 at 11:49 pm #

    Re: Loosing hair….

    Sy is a hairy monkey, he has no use for a syrup.
    I will get Irwin to look for it next time we are at the beach….
    tomorrow infact, and then perhaps I will post it to you. 🙂

    Love you hundreds
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    PS. Just to make you jealous, we are going out on Carrats (John & Gail’s boat) tomorrow morning for an overnight trip with Katie, John, Gail & Irwin The salty Sea Dog.
    I will be sure to do some snorkelling for you.
    HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY FOR MONDAY! Don’t forget to eat lamb chops and burnt bbq’d snags with dead ‘orse on monday.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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