Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Getting it off my Chest

I need to get something off my chest. And what better place than a blog?

Or maybe its more like clearing the air about my chest.

See, back when I started this blog, I didn't think about anyone actually reading it. And in my stream of consciousness, I wrote this. See that third line tossed in there as an aside? the Boobs thing? Geez, I can't believe the stir that caused. Emails. Phone calls. Comments. Funny!

Once and for all yes I had "breast augmentation." Really. I didn't realize it was such a big deal. And for those of you who haven't seen me since May 14, 2007 ("D" day - or more accurately "C" day), I am not the next generation of Dolly Parton. No, it was the opportunity to fix the ravages of breast-feeding twins plus add a little to the before-kids size that I never quite thought was big enough. And I did it for me. To feel better about me. I posted about it on my other blog, under Self-Indulgences. That's how I felt about it a year ago. Today I sing it loud and proud.

The funniest thing is I didn't say anything about the specifics when taking time off work - I just said it was for "girl stuff." And I wore clothes to try to "hide it" at first. Because I had some silly fear that they wouldn't take me seriously as a lawyer if I had bigger boobs. (HUH? Don't ask...) Anyway, I later discovered that the men in the office noticed in 30 seconds or less. I guess they are not as sweet and innocent as my cousin DF. (see comments) But fortunately, they were too wary of a lawsuit for harassment to say anything. Then how do I know? Bossman told a friend who told his brother who told me....twisted but true.

I am happy with the "new me." I don't regret doing it - I only regret that I didn't do it 10 years ago. And I don't ask for people to understand it if they can't. I have friends who think it was silly of me. And that's ok, because I didn't do it for them. I did it for me.

12 comments:

suz said...

Some things we DON'T have to apolgize for...I agree.
I took this step almost 10 years ago and never regretted it.
I also DON'T look like Dolly Parton (although she is cute, right?)
I know a lot of people find it to be vain or over indulgent to do something for yourself...but hey, you gotta be happy with yourself!
We only get this one life...I think we should live with little regret!
have a good day...Oh, I LOVE pink too. good for you and your pink room!!!

Carol P. said...

Who the heck cares? It's your body, and if you feel more like yourself with larger boobs, well, good for you for knowing what works for you! Feeling comfortable in your own skin is a good thing, dontcha know!

JO said...

Heh heh heh....my big sis said "boobs". Nah..I am still Rolling at the Post title "Getting it off my chest"...um...didn't you get it on your chest...lol!

Here is the way I look at it (which is a twisted cornfield livin kinda way) - you gotta be you....and I like the you that you are becoming Girl Next Door....you have spent enough time trying to impress somebody else - yet the face you see in the mirror is the only one that you need to make sure is impressed.

WTG Girlie Girl - Pink Rooms, 45 degree angled levelers, boobs, homemade cakes, soccer games with kids half your age - and you say I Rock? Seriously - U ROCK.

MadMad said...

Oh, too funny. I'm too scared to do it, but I totally hear you on the whys. And it really isn't anyone's business, but yours, right? Thanks for coming by earlier!

katydidnot said...

i have thought about it too. i loathe the sag of post nursing. haven't yet, but might.

and yeah, movie to san diego por favor. we'd be so happy!

and you? are very brave to live next door to your ex. mine live three states away. that's *almost* enough space.

myra said...

good for you! wish i had the nerve to address my post baby "b's"

just jamie said...

Saw your comment on our bitches blog. Popped over. So ... my post nursing boy/girl twins body got a little help too, if you know what I mean. I tell everyone. No shame in playing the feel-good game. :)

Persnickety Ticker said...

I can't wait to get my boob job. Going to get my 48 J's taken down to a nice DD. I wonder if you can donate boobs like they do kidneys?

stu said...

I personally am all for nice breasts, natural or enhanced. I'm easy going that way.

-Stu

joe said...

I hope you don't mind me saying this but I did notice them, and to paraphrase Teri Hatcher when she appeared on Seinfeld, "....they're spectacular"

The Girl Next Door said...

JOE: LOL!! No I don't mind. and you were discreet about it!

joe said...

I have grown a little since graduation....miracles do happen :)