I had always spent a great deal of time and effort to look my best as it made me feel more confident and it was also my way of dealing with Alopecia. I used to have my hair looking perfect, full face of make up and false eye lashes every day! As I got older I grew to be more excepting of my Alopecia and I have relaxed slightly with my morning beauty routine. However, I could still spend ages getting ready! I am very much your typical girly girl in that sense. If I did not have the time to look my best my confidence would really suffer and I would not be Aimee. So it has always been a priority for me to have that time to myself.
In preparation for the birth of my baby girl I got myself a short style wig that my little babies clingy hands could not pull at and I also had my permanent make up... In the end the shorter wig style did not massively help as my baby girl was still pulling handfuls of it out. All I can say is that this is a benefit of wearing a wig... my other mum friends inform me that this is rather painful! Also, to be quicker in the morning I have not been applying wig tape and I kept on having visions of my hair being pulled off my head while sitting in cafe!
Worrying about silly little things is something that I have always done... I could have so many little concerns running through my head that sometimes I could not sleep! I find talking them through with friends (or anyone who will listen to me!!) and writing lists have been my way of coping with this. Since having my baby I have found that so many of the concerns about myself have gone out the window, only to be replaced with new ones for my baby mind you! But still, I am so much less caught up in my self and my Alopecia. Now I just want to make her proud of her Mummy and do the right thing by her.
Lots of people ask if I am worried about my baby girl developing Alopecia... When she was born she had a very full head of hair and I was delighted! However, I am not that worried as it is not a hereditary condition in mine or my husbands family. If she were to develop Alopecia I would be a great role model for her and help her in a way that no one else ever could.
My ambition is to work with wigs and become a permanent make up artist to help other women with Alopecia. This is my dream, but I am going to have to work hard to get there with a young baby in tow. But for now I just want to enjoy my life with my husband and my baby. Life is for living and not wishing it away to future aspirations, places and circumstances.