Mama in the City

A blog about raising my family in downtown Vancouver

My Breasts Are My Personalized Pregnancy Test

I'm one of those gals that doesn't need to pee on a stick to know that I'm pregnant. I've been pregnant a total of four times and each time my boobs have blinked 'pregnant! pregnant!' shortly after conception.

*sensitivity to everything including a light breeze...check!
*new arrays of colour...check!
*increasingly never ending growing bust line...check!

When I was pregnant with Ben I was a little surprised at the girth my girls grew too. I headed out at 13 weeks to buy a new bra and sighed with comfort when the proper size was picked out and placed on my heaving bosom. I remember, as I adjusted the large shoulder straps, the sales lady congratulated me on my entrance into motherhood.

It seems that this pregnancy is no exception. In fact, my sweet darling little boy even noticed that something is up with mama.

'Mama, is the baby growing in your boobs?'

It very well feels like that could be possible and I've got new cleavage bursting out all over the place. Which is grand and I'm rocking each moment as it comes my way. The only thing is, hands off because growing is painful business!

Today I went to my massage therapist to see if she could give me some relief from a constant headache that I've been battling. She took one look at me and straight up said, 'Andrea, it's your chest that is giving you so much grief! It's giving you bad tension in your muscles as you blossom'. So she worked her magic on my back and neck and I came out feeling much better. I loved the relief so much that I'm booked back in for this Saturday.

All these mammary changes just remind me that my body is getting ready to prepare for breastfeeding. Something that I'm looking forward to after having such a positive and rewarding experience the first time around.


Ashley said...

Ouch!  Hope you get relief soon!

August 10, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
JBaum said...

Ben is a charmer. We must schedule a date, I need to learn my iPad from the boy wizard!! You can have a few hours to grow that baby and the boobs, Ben will be my IT guide..

August 10, 2011 at 9:57 PM  

JBaum, I would love to do that! Ben would be delighted in giving you a tutorial on how to navigate the iPad hehe. Let's make it a date :)

August 10, 2011 at 10:16 PM  

I'm embracing it Ashley! :)

August 10, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
Erin Levesque said...

Andrea, this is my favourite blog post EVER!  I am feelin' you (but not your boobS, don't worry) about all this.  And I totally laughed out loud at what Ben said.  They are so curious and blunt.  Awesome.  I am so glad you are looking forward to what is in store for you and your sweet little baby. 

August 10, 2011 at 10:21 PM  
Erin Levesque said...

PS. the stairs were my pregnancy test.  When else do your breasts hurt by simply descending a set of stairs!!!??

August 10, 2011 at 10:22 PM  

tee hee, I'm glad I could make you laugh :) I bet you are a guru in early pregnancy symptoms. 

August 10, 2011 at 10:29 PM  

Aw, so cute "is baby growing in your boobs?" LOL

August 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Sandra said...

I'm sorta kinda jealous...I loved the days when my milk came in. I remember wearing a tank top (too small) and flaunting those babies. However, in my case, after about one week of breastfeeding, they sort of shrunk back in on themselves...but for that one week, I was proud!
Congrats on the pregnancy!

August 11, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
Kristen Springthorpe said...

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

August 12, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

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