Sunday, August 24, 2008

Hasta la Vista, Boobies

Good morning stretch marks! I was putting a tshirt on this morning and had to do a double take at the ladies that once gloriously sat upon my chest.

For the last 7 months I have been a breastfeeding mama. While they were frequently hard, leaky, and sore, at least they were there and noticeable. Before this, I had been an "A" team member since age 12, and to actually go out and by a "C" bra was cause for some definite celebration. Ok, so most of them were nursing bras, but hey, I will take it.


Last month, Noah decided he just wasn't that into breastfeeding anymore. I checked to make sure it wasn't "a strike." Nope, for 3 solid weeks he wanted a bottle and a bottle with formula. I would attempt latch, he would shove his two chubby arms against my chest and throw his head back. Considering that formula smells like sour toes, I was a little hurt by this. I was also sad that we were missing out on our "lovey, cuddle" time.


I have had a few weeks to get over it. But now, here is the reality that it's really over, staring me in the face yet again. With my milk dried up, I am pitching for the A team was again...and appearantly my team likes stripes....

16 comments:

Cathy said...

lol, you made my day.

I know how you feel. I was the same way. I actually have a picture of me 5 months into breastfeeding and I can't believe my girls were that big. After seven months, I dried out and didn't want to force myself.

Now? I have to wear something with underwire. They heading down south.

Cathy said...

Thanks for that website girl! Love it! I am going to get the shirt, definitely.

Daphne said...

you had me at your title!

Summer Saldana said...

boobs schmoobs....who needs 'em anyway? ;-)

cynthiaa said...

hilarious!!!

happy sits day.

Leona said...

LOL this was hilarious really made a dull day shine hee hee poor you for the boob disappearence but we all go through it!

Happy sits!

L x x

Cathy said...

Funny! And I feel your pain....I'm with Summer, "who needs 'em anyway?"

The Fishers said...

Sad but so true! Once I stopped nursing, I was a little sad because my perky girls were no longer so perky. : )

anti-supermom said...

Love it, SITSa - the only thing that makes me feel better is knowing that at least the smaller cup size makes me look smaller.

Go A team!

Mommy said...

As a pre-baby "barely A" I can sooooo relate. On the positive side, being smaller means there isn't as much there to droop!

Happy SITS day!

ciara said...

my first never took to breast feeding. the 2nd i had to go back to work 5 wks after giving birth cos we needed the insurance so i let myself dry up. too much effort to pump & all that. 3rd one, i said, 'screw it. i am only bottle feeding this time.' lol thanks to them i went from a very small b cup to a full c almost d. i'm sure if i was able to breast feed all it would have been a different story. now i'm 42, and they've gone south. i just tuck em into my waistband lol just kidding :)

p.s. congrats on being chosen for SITS :)

Shan said...

I feel ya about being on the A Team. When my first weaned I was so sad to see what the once lovely girls had become. Soon after I was pregnant again, and they came back! Now my youngest is almost 1 (next week!) wanting to wean, and I am dreading going back to the super duper padded bras. Why must mother nature be so cruel??? Love your blog!

Erica said...

HA! That was an awesome post! stay strong mamacita...us A-Team members got your back!

WheresMyAngels said...

That was the only place I ever got stretch marks since mine also went from an A to a C (I didn't breastfeed the first two though).

I nursed my last child til she was one. I wanted to keep nursing her as she loved it and so did I. but my husband was upset because she never wanted to be apart from me. As soon as I stopped nursing her, she started going to him. lol

Bonnie Baker said...

After 5 kids, I now have to roll them up and tuck them in..They look like a tennis ball in a tube sock!
Mommy Lesson#1 -ALWAYS wear a bra, even when you are sleeping!

Lianne said...

Stopping by from SITS...hilarious stuff!

I am a C teamer, so imagine your stretch marks times 2 per square inch... Also,I have 2 kids, so you'd think that the "girls" would just stretch and grow in the same spots, right? No. I got a whole new set of stretch marks with the 2nd child.

Congrats on being the featured blogger!
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