Surprise!! There’s a BCLC baby on the way! Although you might have already figured that out from our Instagram, but I thought it was only right to do a proper announcement here too. If you want to keep up with more of pregnancy diary, head over to my personal blog Rebel Angel where I’m catching up on weekly diary updates right now.
You can imagine why I’ve been quiet around here lately – mostly because my expanding bust and belly and quite hard to hide on a lingerie blog where they’re on show quite a lot. On top of that, I’ve been absolutely exhausted and dealing with several other symptoms of pregnancy that have left me feeling a distinct lack of motivation for anything that isn’t my bed or the sofa. Fortunately the couple of weeks have been slightly better (aside from the tooth that fell apart last week…but I’m not entirely sure that’s due to the pregnancy!), the news is out there, so I’m back!
So what’s going to change around here? Well, you can look forward to LOTS of pretty lingerie reviews but in a slightly (hopefully only slightly!!) different size range, along with some maternity and nursing bras too. Being a “Big Cup” already, I’ve always wondered what might happen to my size were I to get pregnant, and I guess now it’s time to find out!
I’m currently somewhere between 13 and 14 weeks (I’ve had 3 different due dates so far!) and I’m already up from a 28GG to a 30H, so this could be interesting… I’ve always identified as having a larger bust, but not significantly larger than the average, but I’m wondering if this could end with me having to contend with sizes that don’t exist in a large majority of brands. Finding nursing and maternity bras in a small band, large cup size will definitely be a challenge to write about!
So far, I’m not entirely sure my band size has actually changed as it’s measuring around the same, but I’m finding my 28 band bras too tight – this could either be due to my cup size being bigger (and thus taking up band room), or because I’m simply not feeling quite so comfortable in anything that fits tightly to my skin – I’ve already had the maternity jeans broken out for 2 weeks even though the bump is up and down right now! The growing band size is actually kind of a relief to me – I’ve struggled to find 28 bands in everything I want over the years and I’ve noticed even a few favourite brands have cut them out lately, where as 30 and especially 32 bands are far more common, so I’m looking forward to a bit more availability in my new size!
My cup size though is definitely on the increase already, and I’m noticing it more at the outer edges, which seems strange! The first thing I had wasn’t an overflowing cup, but the wires digging into tissue at the sides. As a result, I’m currently straying away from my narrow wired Polish bras for the most part, and veering towards deeper and wider cups.
Luckily Curvy Kate got in touch just in the nick of time to offer me this Check Me Out set to try. I was debating over whether to try just one cup size up or two – the 30GG or 30H – but went for the 30H with the realisation that I’m only going to be getting bigger so it’s bound to fit at some point. But it fit perfectly on first try in the 30H and feels oh so much better than the variety of old bras I’ve been trying to wear lately, so I’m extremely grateful for it right now!
So stay tuned for more, and please feel free to make any recommendations in my new size range or talk to me about what your bust size did during pregnancy – I’m on the hunt for stories of people with similar starting sizes to me so I can get an idea of where I might end up!