Mourning the Loss of Youth: Edited

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Do your boobs hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a Continental soldier?

When I was 13 I read an old ladies birthday card with the above remix and I think I've been traumatized since. I think the "over your shoulder" part is the least appealing personally. I always have thought that I had a great ability to appreciate the moment as lived, instead of dwelling in hindsight. I'm sure I'm not alone in having a Mom constantly telling me that I would wish for the body that I currently despised, which never once made me appreciate it at the time, but all the same I wish I'd listened a little bit.

One thing I should have done pre-pregnancy and baby was celebrate my body more, especially my breasts. Not to give too many intimate details or spend paragraphs painting a picture about what I had previously and where I'm at now, but I was happy. Tony was happy. Happiness abounded.

All that being said, I certainly wouldn't change any of my choices, save one: I would have worn a lot more strapless tops and dresses and walked around the house braless, if I'd only known . . .

Keeping it real. :)

Sorry ladies, I wasn't even realizing that I was propagating a lie by finding humor in the article! Basically, breastfeeding or not, after the pregnancy hormones strike your body your boobs will begin their southern descent.


d.a.r. said...

Haha! you and your blog :) Thanks for the honesty!

Julie S. said...

LOVE this! :) You keep tellin' it like it is!

Anonymous said...

Ha!! You crack me up. "I washappy. Tony was happy. Happiness abounded." Too funny!!

I have to say, I am worrired about this. I had fabulous boobs pre-pregnancy. We'll see what happens once I wean...

And FYI - it really is pregnancy hormones and not bf'ing that causes sag. The reason you are just now seeing the sag is because you are weaning - before, the milk kept them perky. :)

Meredith said...

On one of the few episodes of 16 and Pregnant that I saw, the OB asked the girl if she was going to BF, and the girl said 'No, I don't want my boobs to be all saggy.'

Her OB basically said, 'Sorry toots, it's the pregnancy hormones that will make them saggy, not the BFing. They'll pretty much be saggy no matter what from here on out.'

I laughed out loud, not so much!

Randine said...

Breastfeeding does NOT but pregnancy DOES. The reason being, your milk comes in regardless of if youre breastfeeding or not. Ya know?

AmberDenae said...

You rock. I love your honesty!

Leslie G said...

Um, yeah. I can definitely identify with this. Before I got knocked up I had a decent set- small, but good enough. Now, I swear they are smaller, and saggier. I'd probably be a big A/small b if I were to get measured, and I'd actually like to get a boob job someday. Nothing large, I'd just like to be "happy", Lol!

fallgirly said...

Girlfriend, I'm right there with you. I'm trying to celebrate my body telling a story but man, it's so bad now.

Faith said...

I had this song in my head all morning after I read this. Haha!


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