For over twelve years, I have been wearing nursing bras, as I was pregnant and/or nursing for that long. Even though Sawyer recently decided to (suddenly) wean himself this past spring, I have been still wearing those darn bras. Ones I bought toward the end of my pregnancy with Spenser.
It might not be so bad if they fit. They didn't fit. They were, um, how shall I say this? ... Baggy ... Yes. My bras were baggy. There I said it. Nine years of nursing have done me in.
I was still waiting for my body to regulate itself and I promised myself (every day and night) that I would buy new bras soon. (Taking six kids bra shopping is not my idea of a good time.) Wearing an improperly fitting bra is terrible. If you haven't tried it yet, I wouldn't recommend it. It can really ruin your day.
I can say that now because I see what it's like on the other side. The side of fitted bras.
In the past, I have consulted websites to measure myself for a ballpark figure of what my size should be. (I used this one the other day.) Sadly, after measuring myself, I learned that my size had decreased substantially since my pre-baby days. According to the chart, I was measuring 36 AAAA. Okay, the chart doesn't actually go to AAAA, but if I keep subtracting the difference, in the manner provided, I'm sure that would be my correct size.
I had to run into Walmart (of all the places I did not want to buy a bra) to pick up some medicine. I decided I would just see if they had anything decent, just to see.
My poor boys. I had Taylor and Carter with me. But I promise, I did not torture them by running into the dressing room. I surveyed the poor selection of bras (mostly a terrible polyester) and spied one 100% cotton bra in a 36A for like $6. I shoved it in my cart to spare my boys any further humiliation, picked up my other needed items and left the store.
Holy mackerel! Let me tell you that I cannot believe the difference. I am wearing a bra that fits me. For the first time in so long I can't even remember back that far. This has changed my life. It has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. I'm just biding my time until Kohls has their next 50% bra sale. Then I'm headed there. (Oh, crud, it looks like they are having a sale now!)
But, in the meantime, do you have a favorite bra? Please! I'm desperate! Can you help out a gal?
(And, by the way, the 36A is only a teensy bit baggy. Maybe if I shove a cotton ball or two in them, they will fit better. I hope I haven't offended anyone with this post. Please tell me you are laughing with me...) Have a great weekend!