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A tale of three cup sizes (Anonymous)

Before I had a baby, I was a poster child for positive body image, imperfections and all. The problem is, I *liked* my body, and then after a baby, it was completely different. I feel pretty good about my body these days- mostly- but it’s taken time for me to get here. When people talk about how your body changes after pregnancy, they talk about gaining weight or stretch marks- no one talks about how drastic the alterations can be. For example, I had no idea that I’d fluctuate between three cup sizes (B to C/D to A) before/during/after having a baby! It’s made finding bras difficult. I’m not used to the idea that my body is going to keep changing in these radical ways- since I’m not done having kids, I may have difficulty getting a good-fitting bra for *years* to come!

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  • anonymous Sunday, July 29, 2007, 12:43 pm

    You look lovely in every one of these pictures. Many changes up and down, as you say, but how feminine and beautiful at each stage! Lucky you. ;)

  • Sarah Sunday, July 29, 2007, 1:29 pm

    This might sound strange, but your stretchmarks on your tummy and hips are actually really pretty–almost lacy! =)
    I bathe with my baby, too. It’s great mommy/baby time!

  • Beth Sunday, July 29, 2007, 5:13 pm

    I have to agree with Sarah. Stretch marks are beautiful even on breasts.I too love bathing with my baby.

  • Regina Sunday, July 29, 2007, 9:56 pm

    I completely understand the fluctuating breast sizes. I was an A when i got pregnant, a C while i was pregnant, a D while nursing and now i’m 30 pounds heavier than my pre- preg and i’m a B.

    you look amazing though. absolutely perfect.

  • Anna Monday, July 30, 2007, 4:46 am

    Your confidence shines right through the pictures. You are simply lovely.

    I have those sheets too ;)

  • hi Monday, July 30, 2007, 7:18 pm

    you have the best body i’ve ever seen on this sight. i love the first picture. it is definitely reminiscent of madame odalisque, imo

  • Silly Susan Thursday, August 2, 2007, 7:55 am

    You look great and have confidance in all the photos. I bet you’ll do fine with your body image in future pregnancies. You’re an inspiration!

  • Patrice Friday, September 7, 2007, 5:18 pm

    I know exactly how you feel when it comes to the cup sizes. I went up three myself leaving me at almost a DDD! You look beautiful and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

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