At 33 years old (can that really be right?), it’s become nearly impossible to remain blissfully ignorant of all the gory and incredible things a woman experiences during pregnancy. Still, I’ve been pretty successful at getting this far without knowing too much about it. The result is that each new development has been surprising and somewhat bewildering.
Such as, people tell you your boobs will get big. No one tells you they’ll be massive. And heavy. And wildly sore, all the time. I’ve now graduated into the scary bra category which — for a gal who’s long been kidding herself by wearing a too-big B-cup — is pretty bizarre. My new bras don’t come in fun colors or feature little bows at the center. Rather, today’s number features three rows of three clasps at the back and a nice wide band to help minimize back fat. Which it doesn’t.
I always felt it would be kind of cool to be more voluptuous, but now that my body is expanding in every direction, I’m not so sure. Sometimes I find that some brownie crumbs have saved themselves for later by lodging in my cleavage — that’s about the only benefit. Worst of all, I keep hearing the same thing over and over: “And they’ll only keep getting bigger!”
The unexpected result is that, like Jon Krasinski’s character in “Away We Go” (a must-see, by the way), I’ve started to stare inappropriately every time I see a pregnant woman. Right at her boobs.
Hmmm … hers are pretty big. Wonder what they were like before …?
It’s not good. Hopefully I’ll grow out this phase soon. In the meantime, if you catch me staring at your boobs, please forgive me.
Stacey, you crack me up! Another great post with a brave photo. : )
Thank you, Alesya. Brave is probably not the word: I’m having a mini-freak out that I just posted a blog entry and photo on the Internet that’s solely about my boobs!
Welcome to my world! I’m here for any emotional support or boob advice that you may need. By the way, I love reading your posts, they remind me of my own pregnancies and thoughts that I had about becoming a mother. You’re going to be an awesome mom!
Jessie, thank you so much. It means so much to hear that from a true Supermom! If you only knew how many times I’ve thought of you related to my new boob adventures! 🙂
I’m still hanging on to the blissful ignorance! I recognize that skirt- are you living in it permanently now? Love you!
Yes, I am — I adore it! Lots of room for the rapidly expanding belly!
And if you decide to nurse, they get massive as well. haha! Love the post Stacey! Mine are the biggest they have ever been:)
You’re a hoot! I was just catching up on your blog and laughed out loud to this post! Ha! And, I love the pic. : ) You bump and your boobs look great! I miss you!!!! Big hugs from me and the rest of my crazy clan. XOXO
They r beautiful, back fat and all! Which by the way I don’t see any. Just wait hunny ur body will never be the same…but u know what, it doesn’t matter, because today u are probably developing a liver and maybe growing portion of his heart. It’s a miracle.
Just one of the miracles of the body you are about to experience. MOM