me, age 14, probably still an A cup (i was a late bloomer...)
but, oh, i bloomed.
me, age 19. you will never hear me say this again but LOOK. AT. MY. GIRLS.
this picture was hidden away somewhere deep because of it's humiliation factor. i had to search through a bunch of the files on our external hard drive to find it. plus look how awkward i'm standing. i was supersuper self-conscious about my chest.
(but good times with nick and elyssa!)
we refer to this as the "bubble boobs picture".
for obvious reasons.
i think i cried when i saw it.
but this story does have a happy ending. pregnancy and childbirth, surprisingly, did a lot for my self-esteem (in spite of the stretch marks and poundage they brought). motherhood changes you, in some subtle and some not-so-subtle ways.
and, after i stopped nursing desmond (because, as you may recall, when i stopped nursing tesla i was already pregnant again), i lost a few cup sizes, like i mentioned before. it was quite a blessing, and it's helped me loads. i finally feel more proportionate.
if you are bigger or smaller than you want to be, i understand. it's hard. i've been on both ends. i remember looking at my friends who had B and C cups and wishing i could be as big as they were.
(i'm not going to say it...no, i am. BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.)
honestly, i believe birth control (the pill) played a big role. when i left for college i was an already-uncomfortable DD, but after a couple months on the pill, well...you saw what happened. (you understand why i am staunchly against the pill now...)
oh, and did i tell you that funny story about how i didn't wear a bra on my wedding day because after i bought my dress i didn't try it on again until the actual day i was getting married? and we couldn't get it zipped up? so i had to take my bra off, collapse my lungs, and wait as i was squeeeezed into my dress.
it was like wearing a corset. honestly.
i've gone on about this topic long enough, and i know it was a major overshare. :)
let's end with a look at the two boys who helped make me what i am today!
tesla unloading the dryer.
and desmond...throwing a fit. how precious. ;)
have a beautiful thursday.