Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Little TMI… Sorry!

Today I can’t find my bra. 

Strike that, I can’t find the right bra. 

I have 3 bras… TOTAL!  Well, 5 if you count my two sports bras.

The three normal bras that I own are three different sizes.  One is a size A, another a size B, and the third is a D.  The D is a nursing bra so I guess that doesn’t technically count as a normal bra.  At one point, I also had a size C but it seems to be missing at the moment. 

Why would one have such a variety of bra sizes, you ask?  Well, before having children, I was always an A (I know, and it gets worse).  During my pregnancies, I always graduate to a B for the bulk of my pregnancy and toward the end, I am a full C.  Once the milk ducts do their thing after having the baby, I am a very full and very painful DD!  Yes, Double D!!!  OUCH!  That lasts for about two weeks.

They ‘slim’ down to a D for a while after that and eventually settle for being full C’s while the baby is nursing at regular intervals. 

Once the baby has started eating more table foods and it’s getting closer to the time to wean (around 7 or 8 months), they ‘slim’ down even more and settle for B’s.  I can handle the C’s and the B’s.  I rather like them then.

It’s always a sad day when the baby stops nursing for good.  I know what’s in store.  They slowly shrivel more and more every day until eventually…

They’re A’s again.  Very stretched out A’s.  You see, going from A to DD takes quite a toll on one’s girl parts!  Let’s just say, there were LOTS of purple lines during that first pregnancy. 

But it gets worse… (how could it get any worse, right?)  Oh but it does……

They shrink even past the point of being A’s.  They shrivel down to aborigine looking AA’s.  


If you are a mom with the same sort of problem, I feel your pain.  If you are a guy and you are reading this… I am so sorry (and slightly embarrassed… but not really)!  Just something I had to throw out there. 

And that’s where we’re at now.  But do you know how hard it is to find a AA bra?  I can’t find them anywhere!!  And I refuse to pay Victoria’s Secret prices when I can go to Target or Ross and get four or five bras for the same price!  Unfortunately, we’re poor, so I can only afford one bra even at Ross prices.  But they only had A’s, not AA’s.  So, I went to Target (this was several months ago) and found the same problem.  But who wants to waste gas driving back and forth?  So, I settled for an A at Target prices.  Yes, that is splurging for me! 

At any rate, I have only one bra that {kind of} fits me.  Can’t find it.  This never happens!

Hope I find it before the girls have to go to dance class.  That could be embarrassing!!



Julia Armstrong said...

I have an idea! Go to the little girl section and find what they call a "training bra." I think they are less expensive and will do the trick!
Love ya kid!!

Cari said...

Bra woes are the worst! I kept thinking mine would shrink, but two years later nope. I have the reverse problem- finding one big enough that doesn't cause major spillage (and I did spend the money for a VS and still doesn't fit right!) Hope you find it soon!

Jessica said...

Hahaha! Same problem here. I can so understand.

Kristin said...

Same problem! Your post makes me laugh. :) P.S. Did you see my comment on Pinterest?

Sharlee said...

Oh the nursing boobie stress! I went to a triple...oh I am not going to publicly say...but mine didn't ever go down! UGH! Hence another reason I am slow to have another child - what if they get bigger again?!

My bestie is regularly a AA, she finds her bras at Target, too. However, she shops a particular brand, platex - I think. She buys the "barely A" and told me they fit her the best. Sometimes she wears a bikini top as support. I don't get that, but hey, it works for her.

Brooke said...

Yeah, um, I used to be (back in the day) a 'nearly B' in playtex. Now I'm sure the 'barely A' would fit just right. Sad story but true, nonetheless.

Brooke said...

So glad that somebody relates!

Brooke said...

Hmmm, maybe I wish for YOUR problem.

Brooke said...

Ummm, HA HA! Very funny... PUNK! ;)