Since Madelyn self-weaned, I have yet to loose weight or gain energy, but I have found a silver-lining (and it can be found in this pretty pink bag):
For the past 4 years, exactly, I've worn either a maternity or nursing bra (and while they are extremely sexy in their own right, I couldn't wait to
chuck it tuck it neatly in my drawer). About a week after Madelyn's last nursing session, it dawned on me that I didn't need to wear my mama bra any more. I waited a few weeks to make sure I'd get an accurate size, then headed to the nearest Victoria's Secret. I absolutely love it there because they have such amazing customer service (you get what you pay for, right?). After getting measured, I realized I was in for a whole new experience. My whole pre-baby life I've been a 34B (I even was given the nickname "Big Hair, Little Boobs" by my cousin...Hey, Heather!) and suddenly (well, maybe not so suddenly) I'm a 38D?! I swear, when they pulled out the bras for me to try on, I thought they were props from "Big Mama's House".
While I tried on my options, Madelyn put the bras on her head like helmets...all the ladies thought she was hysterical! After getting out of all the "full coverage" granny options, I found some ones that I really liked. Let me just tell you, ladies, I feel like a new woman! Don't be surprised if I have a little pep in my step next time you see me! Oh, and the ladies that helped me were super sweet- after I told them that this was my first "real" bra in four years, they gave me their discount! How awesome is that?! I'm starting to think that I can get used to this whole "having my body back" bit!