October is breast cancer awareness month, so the Blogtober prompt for day 2 is “boobs”. The word itself makes me laugh a little. Mostly with embarrassment. I am the owner of a pair of very small boobs – FACT! My boobs aren’t something I spend a great deal of time thinking about these days. I don’t have any. End of story.
Have I Always Had Small Boobs?
I’ve always been an A cup. At my biggest weight, my smallest and everywhere in between! My band size has changed over the years, but not my cup size. When I was breast feeding, I could almost fill a B cup – when I’d not fed the baby for a few hours, anyway.
When I was younger, it bothered me that I had small boobs, but it didn’t affect my confidence. Padded bras became my best friend. I remember spending £30 on one in Debenhams when I was about 17, which was water filled. It took my 34A “fried eggs” up to a 34D, at least. It was heavy, but definitely looked far more realistic than the “chicken fillets” which were popular at the time. That was as close to a boob job as I ever got.
It’s not all bad, having small boobs – at least I don’t get hot and sweaty like lots of friends do. I don’t need to worry about how strong my sports bra is, and I definitely don’t get back pain as a result of their size! Several of my friends have needed breast reduction surgery, and I am definitely grateful I didn’t have to go through what they did.
Breast Cancer Awareness
It also means that checking for lumps and changes is an easy job. Yep – even us small chested ladies need to keep an eye out for changes. Cancer doesn’t care what cup size you are!
Personally, none of my family have been directly affected by breast cancer – that doesn’t mean we won’t be though. It’s important to know what changes to look out for. None of my 3 sisters have small boobs – they definitely got my share! I seem to have been given their share of grey hair – lucky me!
More about Blogtober:
The idea behind Blogtober is: Mandi over at Big Family Chaos has put together a list of daily prompts. You write a blog post each day, based on that day’s prompt. You can view the full list of prompts in my Day 1 post.
Check out my other Blogtober blog posts here. You can also find blog posts from other bloggers via the Big Family Chaos linky, by clicking the badge below.