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15th-Feb-2011 07:36 pm [breast issues/changes]
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Does anyone else find their boobs get like scorching hot at times? Kind of like a "hot flash" only just in your breasts? I hope this is normal because it's been happening to me all the time lately (I'm 4 months along and this is my first).

I just walked home from work, like 15 minutes in 5 degree frigid cold, and every other part of my body is cool to the touch but my boobs? Well, I'd swear I could fry an egg on them right now they are literally burning hot to the touch!

My books say nothing about this so I was wondering a. am I the only one? and b. (to those who are futher along or have done this before) is this just a weird phase or should I get used to having boob shaped radiators on my chest??
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16th-Feb-2011 12:55 am (UTC)
me! well, it's UNDER my breasts that gets so hot. like a million degrees.

i don't remember this with my first pregnancy.
16th-Feb-2011 01:34 am (UTC)
Totally! I frequently bumble around shirtless/nekkid (especially after a shower) in the evenings before bed, and when hubby does the nightly "rub lotion on the zomg!belly to try and prevent stretch marks (which so far is working great!)" routine, he frequently remarks on how WARM my boobs are, especially compared to the rest of my torso.

My theory is that my boobs have a higher volume of blood-flow that's going to them lately (they have grown almost two cup sizes, after all!) since they're working on building all sorts of new tissue/making colostrum like crazy.

I'm 36w5d, and I'm not sure when I first noticed that my boobs were warmer-than-usual, but I wanna say around the 4month mark was about right. Do your boobs leak yet? That might also be related, because I've been leaking since around 18wks!
16th-Feb-2011 02:09 am (UTC)
Good point about the growing and colostrum making. I hadn't thought of that but it seems so obvious, I was thinking more along some weird hormonal imbalance (a la "hot flashes"). Oddly the right one leaks a little but nothing from the left.
16th-Feb-2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Yup, mine are always blazing. I too think it has to do with the extra blood pumping to them. You can see my veins clearly through my skin all over my breasts.
16th-Feb-2011 02:14 am (UTC)
Mine are pretty veiny now too so yeah, could be all the extra blood flow and like the other person mentioned but I hadn't considered, all that colostrum making. My books did say your body makes breast tissue to prepare for lactating just nothing about them burning up so I'm glad I'm not the only one! =P
16th-Feb-2011 02:08 am (UTC)
My boobs are always hot. Like it's unnatural. I can probably heat stuff up in between them. I always wanted "hot boobs" but not temp. wise ;)
16th-Feb-2011 02:11 am (UTC)
Lol, I find it soo uncomfortable and the other day I announced in frustration, "argggh my boobs are soo hot!!!" Then my husband smirked and said, "yeah, I know", and I'm like, "haha, not in THAT way".
16th-Feb-2011 02:12 am (UTC)
LOL. my old man is very sarcastic and so am I so I really didn't think he took me serious until I told him it's really that they are hot.
16th-Feb-2011 02:30 am (UTC)
Yep. Boobies are HOT!
I remember it worked well when my daughter was taking expressed milk bottles while breastfeeding too. If we were going to pool, I'd watch my husband swim and hang out with my daughter while I warmed the milk between the boobies. Then we'd switch. I'd swim and he'd feed the nice warmed milk.
16th-Feb-2011 04:15 am (UTC)
I'm resisting the urge to make the obvious Mean Girls joke about your boobs being able to predict the weather. Maybe a warm front is coming in? (lol) :p

Seriously, though. I feel like a furnace these days (33w), and not just my boobs. My guess has been that it's all the damned hormones! That's what I blame everything nasty and pregnancy-related on.
17th-Feb-2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Lol, I love that movie!! I'd argue that my boobs are not too good at predicting the weather as they seem very confused as it is February and I'm in Canada. Maybe they are predicting the weather in the Southern Hemisphere? =P
16th-Feb-2011 04:46 am (UTC)
BAAAAHAHAHAHAHA!

Your Display pic is HILARIOUS!!!!

Further note- no i havent noticed my boobs being hotter than the rest of me- but in saying that, im in the red centre of Australia so its about 40 degree's here today?! so I'm hot all over... lol

Again, bravo! love the DP!
17th-Feb-2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've had it for years and now that I'm actually pregnant it is getting a lot of mileage. I think the icon is from illustrations in a children's book on childbirth.
16th-Feb-2011 08:46 am (UTC)
Mine do this too, even though I'm a lot more sensitive to the cold for the whole of the rest of me!
16th-Feb-2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Not only are mine on fire but they're neon pink (yay for super fair skin!)... When my husband first noticed he asked if I was running a fever... I talked to my sister (my go-to on all things boob related) and she said its totally normal because of the increase in blood flow to them and the hormones for milk production...
17th-Feb-2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
Good to know, is it weird that I find color changing boobs kinda cool?? Mine have remained pale flesh toned. =P
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