New understanding- my horribly uncomfortable pregnancy boobs
I haven’t updated in a while because I wanted to be able to positively share size changes, give a confirmed fit in a bra to really show how my breasts are changing through pregnancy. Insert monkey wrench, because things just didn’t go as planned.
Over the past week I have focused on the fact that I am waiting on a bra order. Bra size can change so much in pregnancy so I don’t want to invest in a bra that may not fit in two weeks. So on July 3 I took measurements, studied bras & their measurements on Bratabase, read sizing reviews, & contacted other bloggers for size recommendations (thanks June!). The plan was to order a few bras from Bra Stop as they sell previous season colors for a lower price. I was smart, researched, and pretty satisfied with my purchase.
Fast forward over two weeks to today. I still do not have new bras. It’s by no fault of the merchant, they are probably stuck in customs while I get more and more irritated. My drive to save some money has led to some horribly irritated boobs. Because those measurements I took just over two weeks ago have changed. Again. Sigh. Not part of the plan. So my fingers are crossed that something from my order fits.
So far in pregnancy my ribcage has gone up a total of one inch to 27 inches. Each breast when measured from cleavage to outside has gone up an inch a piece. My total bust measurement has gone up 1.5 inches, with that half inch being in the last week or so. Before that 1.5 in difference I had already gone up 1 cupsize.
As of right now I have one bra that is wearable, a Curvy Kate Tease Me in 28HH. It is still working because the open top cup design. But I’m about 1cm away from a nip slip. Pull back the lace at the top of the cup and it’s game on for nipples. That lace is keeping me in my bra right now. All the extra volume is being displaced upwards. But I’m not comfortable, and I’ve got some major jiggle going on.
Pregnancy boobs are not going to be the happiest boobs in the world. They are changing, often I ways we do not see. But seriously, they shouldn’t be this uncomfortable. There is no words out there that can describe how tender pregnant breasts feel in a badly fitted bra. It seriously ruins a perfectly good day. And there is nothing that will make it better. And it just gets worse through the day as your skin and breasts swell.
The only good thing is when your husband looks at you and says, “Wow, your boobs look huge.” And he means it in a good way.
In the time after this order I’ve done everything possible to get some good bra karma on my side. I have sent out 5 packages totaling 11 bras to new homes. If that doesn’t get the bra gods smiling down on me and get my bras delivered what will? So my last hope is the mail tomorrow morning, I’d love to have a comfortable boob weekend. Maybe my rant today will catch some attention and new bras will come my way. They were shipped 16 days ago! I can always hope right?