I Can't WAIT!! - Birmingham, AL

I am a 29 yr. old mother of 2. I breast-fed each...

I am a 29 yr. old mother of 2. I breast-fed each child for a year each, which played a toll on my already tiny breasts. Since I graduated from high school, I have always dreamed of getting breast implants, but for different reasons, I haven't....until now! I have exactly 4 weeks from today until the Big Day...and I wish it were today! I have yet to get my blood work done (should cost me about $125), which I plan to get done next week, along with purchasing a zip-front sports bra. My ps recommended Champion and UnderArmour....not sure which I'll get yet.

So I ordered my sports bra today and next week...

So I ordered my sports bra today and next week I'll get my blood work done. 20 more days!! But who's counting?! I think the closer it gets, the more excited I get, rather than nervous. I am still undecided on what size to go...400 or 450 cc's. Doc wanted me to try 450 with the rice test. I know they say that 50 cc's doesnt make much difference, especially under the muscle, but when doing the rice test, it seems like I really notice a difference! But, I kinda like the way it looks. The only thing I wish is that my hubby would be more supporting about this. He doesnt even seem to care. :( Well, I am extremely excited, anyway!!!

So my surgery is 11 days away! I couldn't be more...

So my surgery is 11 days away! I couldn't be more excited...starting to get a tad bit nervous, though! I'm getting the whole "should I really go through with it?" feelings but some of my friends who have had it done are all encouraging me that it's well worth it. I'm kinda nervous about recovery with my job...I know I am going to want to return as soon as possible for guilt reasons, but I also know I need to take it easy. I am having the incision in my naval (TUBA) as I have heard it has the quickest recovery time. Has anyone on here had this...and any comments on it???

9 more days! I have my blood work done (which...

9 more days! I have my blood work done (which turned out to only be $52!), I have my zip-front sports bra, hotel is booked (my doctor is out-of-state...about 5 hours away)...now I just need to get some shirts that button-up. I am so excited that this day is finally arriving! It has literally been over a decade that I have been wanting to get breast implants and it feels so surreal! My husband still acts like he's not at all excited, and what sucks pretty bad is that he will not be home to take care of me for the first couple of days, day or night. I have some awesome friends, though, that have all offered to come help out, if I need them.

It's really weird, but I almost have a "nesting" feeling going on, like I keep finding myself cleaning out closets and stuff! Out with the old, in with the new! I still haven't lost the 10 lbs. I wanted to....but I'll keep trying. ;)

My surgery is 4 days away!! After work tomorrow,...

My surgery is 4 days away!! After work tomorrow, my family and I are gonna head to Panama City (where we have to go to do any shopping) so I can pick up a few things and just enjoy the evening. My kids (ages 5 and 6) have been told I am going to have surgery, but they are just like "Okay!" haha They're so stinkin' sweet! I need to pick up some more shirts that button-up in the front and some more zip-front sports bras, if I can find them. I ordered the one I have online, but the more I think about it, I'd like a couple more! I get to pack up all my stuff Saturday and we are leaving on Sunday to head to Birmingham. Sorry I'm rambling....Monday just needs to get here before I jump out of my skin!!!

Okay, I am packed and ready to leave tomorrow...

Okay, I am packed and ready to leave tomorrow after church to go to Birmingham. We'll spend the night, and at 9:00 a.m., we'll be sitting in the doc's office. I'm not having second thoughts about wanting to have the procedure done, really, just hate to put out so much money! I know my nerves are starting to kick in a tad...but I just feel slightly selfish about the money. Although I have been wanting to do this for over 10 years and haven't, mostly because of the money, I'm here, the night before I leave, questioning myself. I think it's a good thing. I asked my husband earlier tonight if I should hold off, and he was like, "no...do it...I don't want to hear you complaining later". Wow. But anyway, as of now...I'm gonna go through with it. Besides, if I were to cancel now, I'd be out a ton of money anyway! Just the thought of having boobies the day after tomorrow gives me butterflies in my tummy! G'nite!

Hi! I won't get my laptop back until tomorrow, so...

hi! I won't get my laptop back until tomorrow, so this won't be very long. But, I am doing GREAT....the pain has been very minimal. This is the end of day 2, and really I don't think I have really needed any pain meds since I came home. Tylenol is really enough to ease discomfort. It kinda amazes me as I wasn't expecting this to be so easy. I do try to take it easy. If I am up for a few hours, I feel some pressure in my boobs, so I go lay down for a bit. Twins are riding really high,and though I got 450 cc's mod plus, it seems to me that they could be bigger...? I'll give em time, but so far I am very happy and i'll post pics asap....as well as more details. :)

I still haven't gotten my laptop back, but I will...

I still haven't gotten my laptop back, but I will try to get pics up soon. My surgery was only 4 days ago and I don't even need tylenol. I've been back to work (pretty much) since yesterday. I am a daycare director and i've had a hard time not picking the children up! Honestly, i've had a couple 1 yr. Olds handed off to me before I could object, but I quickly put them back down. I just hope i'm not doing too much because I feel fine.

The morning of surgery, I arrived about 30 mins early and they called me right back. I tried on sizers and confirmed the size I wanted (450 cc's). All the nurses were extremely sweet and helpful! They put my iv in and a while later asked if I wanted my friend back there with me...i said sure! Next the anesthesiologist came in and talked to me. She was wonderful! She explained everything and reassured me everything would be fine. Next Dr. H came in, marked me, and asked if I had any questions, which I didn't. He is SO thorough and makes you feel so comfortable. I waited a bit longer then the anesthesiologist came in to take me to the operating room, putting something in my iv to calm me just before walking out. I remember walking into the room, squishing the pillow, climbing on the comfy table, and that was it! I don't even remember looking around at all. Waking up, I didn't feel pain, just so tired. I don't remember the wheelchair ride to the car, just getting out of the car and walking into the hotel where I slept for 2 hrs. My friend then got me up for a walk down the hall. Later we went to Panara Bread for supper. I was sleepy from the meds, felt a tad bit nauseous, but overall fine! My post op was the next morning at 8:30...then we headed back home (stopped to shop a few mins a couple times!). Got home around 6 pm. No family cuz they were still at an event. Next morning I stayed in bed til about 11. I've taken a couple pain pills here and there, but not really necessary. Sore, but nothing bad at all.

loving my results so far! So glad I didn't go less than 450 cc because they don't look very big on me! I think it should be a full c once it all settles. SO excited and still can't believe they're mine!!

4 Days Post Op: Feeling GREAT! I took some...

4 Days Post Op: Feeling GREAT! I took some tylenol around 3 pm today...think i may be doing a little too much, but I feel fine, so maybe not? But I took it, laid down for a few min cuz I was feeling some pressure in my boobs, and then I was good. I must say...I have LOVED the TUBA incision. Recovery has been WAY easier than I expected. I have also loved this bra I've been wearing, its the Champion 1699 zip front sports bra. Very comfy, but I did read the reviews and sized up a size as it runs small...and it fits great!
The compression garment around my waist shifts around and can be a little aggravating, but I only have to wear it for a week to help close up the "tracks" they made from my belly button to my breasts. Slight bruising and swelling there but its almost gone now. My boobs are tender and I have complete sensation, never worried about that though after reading about TUBA. SO glad I've done this! Best thing I have ever done for myself. :)

Okay...might just be my view point, but I'm not...

Okay...might just be my view point, but I'm not looking quite as big as I wanted. I know it's really early to fret, but I want to be at least a full c. I got 450 cc mod plus saline under the muscle....should I have gone larger?

Okay, I know i'm definitely obsessing over this,...

Okay, I know i'm definitely obsessing over this, and probably too early. But from what I hear, they will only get a little smaller from here? If they get smaller, I'll be a little sad. I am wishing i'd gone to at least 500-550 cc's now, but I seriously thought 450 would have been plenty. Maybe it is...maybe I should have gone larger. ?? Lol....time will tell. What do you ladies think...please be honest!

I finally went bra shopping this weekend...time to...

I finally went bra shopping this weekend...time to get outta that sports bra 24/7! I went to Target and picked a 34C wireless bra first....too small. :) So, tried on a 34D and it fit perfectly. Yay! I know they'll continue to change, so I don't want to go all out buying bras quite yet! The more I read about larger implants, the more I'm thinking that maybe my size is plenty. But still...I don't think just 50cc's more woulda hurt! lol But that's probably just the boobie greed talking ;)
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