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8/18/2009

Aaahhh - Gray Hair and Age Spots

My skin and hair are changing. Is it the pregnancy hormones? The breastfeeding hormones? Or just plain women-hormones? Lack of sleep? Or is it AGE?!
I just had my 37th birthday this summer.
All those sun-filled days at the beach or on the grass volleyball court without sunscreen could have done it. Who would've thought that Seattle summers could cause so much damage? Those cute freckles across my nose when I was 5 have turned into Age Spots and fine lines. I must invest in some Juice Beauty Green Apple Serum - it's like caulking for my skin. When I used it last Summer (until I ran out) - my skin glowed and those darn "freckles" (I can't admit what they really are) seemed to fade away.
But what to do about the gray hairs?! In my twenties, I highlighted my hair so often that I thought I was a blond. After Baby #1, I didn't have time (or $$$) to continue with my habit. Apparently, I have brown hair. Who knew! But now - after two kids and not dying my hair for 5 years, I can see the gray.
Am I really old enough to have gray hair? It started in this last pregnancy. And as I got fatter, in desperation, I concluded that it was time to get a new haircut. CUT IT OFF! Now with my mom-d0 (i.e. wash and go - look like a boy), I can see the gray. The redeeming thing about the boy hair cut is that it forces me to dress a little more feminine (off with the black stretchy pants) and put on mascara in the morning. That quick ritual actually makes me feel better.
It is what it is. I am wearing, literally, the marks of a mother of young children: dark circles under my puffy eyes, gray hairs, stinky sour milk stains on my shoulders, and...age spots.

Oh the Joys of Motherhood.

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