It has taken me 2 days to write this! Natalie has been difficult and I am having a hard time getting anything done. Seriously the house is a mess.
When I was 20 I took my boobs for granted. They were there, but small. They were perky, too. I was totally happy with them. Never did I wish to have large boobies. I often went braless and never felt weird about it. I wore clothes that there is no way I could wear now. (But isn't that part of being 20?)
I am 33 now, and these, huge heavy things confuse me. I know, they are milk makers. They fed Gwennie for almost 3 years and they will feed Natalie for at least 2 (my goal). They have progressively gotten bigger with each child.And now finding bras is nearly impossible. Before I was pregnant (this time) I wore a solid 32D. Victoria's Secret just started carrying a bra that I loved in that size.
I have not been comfortable in the chest area since getting pregnant. I have no idea what size I currently am (32DD/F/G?). I think it best to wait until Natalie is a few months old and my milk production has evened out before getting measured and buying a bra (or two). I have 3 Medela bras left from nursing Gwennie, but they must be stretched out. When I first put them on I am comfortable, but within an hour I feel like pulling the bra off. This is also not an option because my breasts sag half way to my navel. I can't run up and down the stairs with no bra, I have to hold the ladies down. I even have a few nursing tanks, which I wear around the house. The biggest problem I have with these is the "uniboob syndrome". I like to have 2 separate breasts, who doesn't? Plus they aren't really that supportive and my back hurts a bit by the end of the day.
Summer is fast approaching, too. We are looking at 100 degree days this week. Bras are even worse in the summer. I hope I can find a good, supportive, *nursing bra... eventually.
*I've been told Bravado bras are great, but at $50 a bra.The closest place that sells them is about 30 miles away. I may have to drive over there soon. Bras, like shoes and glasses are totally worth paying more since you wear them every day, for BUT I have to love what I am buying or its a total waste or time and money.