I have been toying with the idea of getting a boob job after we're done having kids for a while. Well, really since I realized that after breastfeeding, they measure bra size in length rather than circumference.
So, the other day I had what seemed like a good idea. You know, when you're pregnant, your breasts get all perky and they look great. Then, breastfeeding makes them pretty much too big. Then, after breastfeeding, they get that happy, National Geographic look to them. So, I thought, I should take a picture of my boobs now. Then, if I decide to have them lifted later, I can just tell the doc, "make them look like this again, without the huge pregnancy nipples." If I don't get the surgery, what do I lose?
But, I haven't done it. I have one big sticking point. Where do I store a picture of my breasts?
My computer is pretty much public domain. My father checks his stocks on it when he is visiting. The babysitter plays on it when our daughter is in bed. Our friends play with photoshop or look up directions when they are visiting. I don't want any of those people seeing the picture.
Also, despite the counseling, my husband still occasionally believes that when sending photos to friends and family, it is just easier to load every picture on the computer onto the internet rather than be selective. This is a problem.
For similar reasons, I don't want to print the picture. What if I lose it? Or what if our daughter finds it and starts waving it around for guests?
How long do I really think a sealed envelope marked "top secret - boob photos" would stay sealed? And if I get too creative - lets say I mark the envelope "shampoo coupons" - then if I get the surgery in a few years, I will have long since forgotten the code.
I'm not really seeing an answer. I'm too freaked to take a picture of my boobs and store it. I don't imagine that if I decide to get the surgery, anyone else will let me take a picture of their boobs either. Plus, I can just see me trying to decide who to ask.
So, I guess I'll be stuck looking at pictures of other people's boob jobs in the doctor's office. I find this a little disconcerting. Like picking options from a dim sum menu. Maybe I just won't get the surgery after all. I have a suspicion that if I do, my boobs will be in that book for others to look at forever.