I have been wanting to blog about this for a few weeks now, but have put it off. It is kind of personal and I really try not to share too many personal things on my blog...
But, I really need to share this!!
I want to talk about bras...
Alright. Before I had children I was a nice manageable size. I could walk into any store and purchase a bra for a whopping $20 or less, depending on the style.
And let's talk style. I could walk into any store and pick up any style of bra. I could get the cute lacy ones, the pretty flowery ones...even the sexy ones if I wanted...
FAST FORWARD: 15 years later
I have now had 6 full pregnancies. I have nursed 5 babies between 2 months and 1 year each. The girls grew with each pregnancy. They just kept growing!!
I have worked out, I have lost weight and gained it back, I have tried to tone the girls and they really are not going down in size at all. I have posted about my experience with the plastic surgeon, which I am considering again.
But in the meantime, when trying to buy a bra, I can no longer go into a mainstream department store and find my size. I had been wearing the biggest size that they sold and it just didn't do its job. But I knew that buying a properly sized bra would cost me a small fortune and we just don't have that kind of money to spend on 1 piece of clothing. So, I just continued with the "dd".
Finally, I had enough and I knew that I needed to buy a real bra that would fit me right. I needed to see a separation between my tummy and my girls. I needed to feel good about myself.
So, I saved and went to a specialty store. They brought me the size that I thought I was, which was an (are you ready for this?) "h". It was too small...so they kept going up in size until they hit the ao"k" size. I was a bit upset to find out what I really was...but I bought 2 bras, because I really needed them.
The one bra, just a plain beige bra, 69.99 and the other one with a wire cost 129.99.
Over $200 on 2 bras!! I still can't believe that I did it. I know I need a few more, but I am going to have to save up for and budget for that time.
I will tell you one thing, I have never felt more confident, my self esteem has never been so high. When I wake up in the morning and I get dressed, I feel good about myself. It has been years since I have felt like this.
Some people say that one shoe can change your life (like Cinderella) but I say - the right bra can change your life!!
There you have it. My fun, overly personal blog for now...LOL!!