Okay, people, it's about to get real... see that sad balloon? Do feel like that's what your boobs look like post baby/babies?
Anyone that has had a child knows for a fact that no matter what you do, short of surgery, after having a child, your body will NEVER be the way it was before. Oh, there are legends, myths, if you will, of women whose boobs didn't change after having a baby, but has anyone ever actually met one of these mythical unicorn-type women? Um, no.
One of my friends told me that after having her son, her boobs looked like a couple of quarters in a sock. Someone I met at the nail salon said that after she had her first, her friend saw her in the shower and was staring at her chest. She didn't have any stretch marks so she asked her friend what she was looking at. "Your boobs look weird... flat." Well, yeah. Sh@* happens when you have a baby... unspeakable, horrible things.
I mean, take a balloon for instance. Sure, it can inflate to many times its size, but what does it look like when it shrinks back down? Not good. A train wreck, never to look tight and perfect again.
The woman who does my nails said that after she had her second child, her boobs were pretty much not even there anymore, as she illustrated with her hand going straight out in a flat line. She even told me that when she finally got the nerve up to see a plastic surgeon that as he was staring at her naked chest assessing the damages, he asked her, "Why did you wait so long?" Well, probably because it's a major surgery, and it's expensive. DUH!
I'll tell you that after having my first, I may have lost the weight in numbers, but I felt like I needed to wear a sign that said, "BEWARE: Contents Have Shifted". Trying to get into pre-baby swimwear was a joke and a horror show all in one. Tragic and depressing. Let's just say that it's a good thing that the bra experts also make swimwear...
Am I excited to see what my post-second child body will look like? No. Will I be seeking professional help? More than likely. Will I feel ashamed or embarrassed to do so? No. Why? Because I feel like for all we women go through with pregnancy and childbirth, they should practically be giving us coupons for plastic surgery as we leave the hospital as they say, "Thank you for your service and your sacrifice."
How can any woman ever expect to look and feel great after having been maimed by hosting other living beings for so long? How can we give ourselves the extra time and effort needed to feel pretty post baby when that's the time when we have the least time and energy? Men will never understand because for some reason, a lot of men get better looking with age (which is SO NOT FAIR!) Women have enough self esteem issues without having to endure the aftermath of a baby or babies, am I right?
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Cyndi M. Frick
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