Monday, October 26, 2009
While I was pregnant, I really, really, really wanted a girl. Being 44 at the time, I knew that my chances of having another baby were pretty slim so I had better get my girl the first time. As it turned out, I was right, less than two years later and I was in full-blown menopause.
Getting back to the pregnancy, the minute I saw that plus sign on the stick, I started picking out girl's names, buying pretty pink sleepers and outfits, dreaming about baking cookies together, taking her shopping, painting her nails and styling her hair. Lucky for me, she was born right on time (actually a week early) and was all girl, just what I'd hoped for.
As much as I had been daydreaming about the things we would be doing together, it had never crossed my mind that I would have to figure out how to get her a bra when she was only 3 1/2.
For the last month, she has become obsessed with my bra. She can't wait to look under my shirt to see which one I'm wearing and sometimes has complete meltdowns if I don't put one of mine on her over her shirt. I found that by crossing the shoulder straps in the back before putting her arms through worked fairly well. Of course, I was always worried someone would show up at the door unannounced and wonder what was going on once they saw her playing quietly while sporting my 36B.
I thought this would be a short phase and she would lose interest but two weeks into it, I had to figure out a solution before she started screaming to wear it outside. Great timing since it was the beginning of Fall and all the clearance racks were full of bathing suits left over from Summer. Figured I had better buy her a couple of two-piece ones and she loves them! So now when she insists on wearing a bra, I put one of these bathing suit tops under her shirt and that keeps her quiet.
In the meantime, every now and then she still pulls up my shirt or pulls down the zipper on my top to see which bra I'm wearing. Only thing to worry about now is where we are when she does it!
Posted by Menopausal New Mom at 10:44 AM