Monday, September 22, 2008

Lock and Load

After having 3 babies, we've pretty much wore out all of our stuff. I am glad we spaced the kids out, but I'm fairly sure that you shouldn't use a car seat that is 10 years old. I've researched more things with Consumer Reports this pregnancy than all 3 others combined. This week I'm thinking nursing bras. Have you just ever obsessed over something? That's how I feel about bras for the last 8 weeks. I remember the bras I've used before, some I loved, some I hated. Of course I cannot remember now what is what. So, after MUCH research, I decided on this bra:

This is a Medela Bra, and the first thing you need to notice is that the model does not look like she has had a baby in say,like, the last 5 years. At gap it is $40. But I found brand spankin' new ones on ebay for $27. I bought 2. I was so excited when they arrived. Now, I'd been sized by a professional recently, yes, after my breast had enlarged..and was confident in the size I purchased. Of course I wore the underwire version the very next day. And let me tell ya. When I put it on, talk about LOCK and LOAD. I was amazed. The girls had never been so far apart in their entire lives. Mind you, I have started wearing these bras on a regular basis. Basically, because I am bigger now, than when I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding, so I think it is really silly to have regular bras that I will not be able to wear later.
I'm not really one of those girls that likes pretty underwear. I pay for comfort and support. But, after Ryan off-handedly mentioned that they were not really all that attractive, and Elle asked why I was wearing 2 bras, and the fact that it has SO much coverage that I need to purchase all new shirts, I decided to look for some "prettier", less grandmother-ish bras. (I know, "grandmother-ish??" in a nursing bra?) This is what I found:

A "lot" of 5 nursing bras, in my size for $30. ebay of course, yes, new. I thought, what the heck. It's $30. I got them yesterday. I am so excited! two actually have lace! I've washed them, and I'm wearing one tomorrow.... Finally. I can think about something else. Hmm. I wonder, If I was an astronaut out of the ship, working on the equipment and drifted away, how would I die? lack of oxygen? freeze? carbon monoxide poison....

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islandgirl said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so GLAD that you got your bras and can now focus on the important issues of dying in space.....

Celeste said... Best Blogger Tips

You weren't there when this question was racing through her mind that night, actually, I slept through that part..., but it was the first question she asked me the next morning.

Lisa (the mom) said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that's funny. I only wish I had enough boob to put in a bra anymore. Oh kids were well fed as infants.