Thursday, April 17, 2008

Swelling

Ahhh... that third trimester swelling. I've been trying to ignore my fingers which are beginning to swell like sausages. If I don't think about it, its not too bad. And during the day its usually ok. But when its hot and humid, or its at the end of the day, or in the morning when I wake up... my wedding ring is tight and uncomfortable and a pain in the rear to take off. I've contemplated buying an inexpensive, fake ring for the time being to wear instead of my wedding band. I'm not about to walk around this town looking like an unwed pregnant lady with a toddler in tow. You'd understand if you lived in my town.

So... those of you who had the finger swelling when you were pregnant... what did you do about your ring? Did you wear it on a different finger? Did you wear a different, larger ring in place of your wedding band? Did you suck it up and let your finger turn blue?

8 comments:

jenny said...

i sucked it up and left the ring on - only because when i take things off, i lose them. swelling sucks.

Denise said...

I never had any swelling, but my friends that did just went to Walmart or Target and got a cheap band to fit on their wedding ring finger until the baby was born. You are in the homestretch! I can't believe it!

p.s. I need some name ideas from you! :)

Heather and Tim said...

I have the swelling big time. I wear a plain gold band my grandma gave me. My hubby actually used it when we got married because we waited too long to order his band and it wasn't here in time. I have a little over 3 months to go so I figured if I left my wedding set on I'd have to have it cut off.

LeeAnn said...

Oh Boy did my hands swell!! LOL! I ended up taking my ring off around 33 weeks and buying a cheap costume jewelry one at Kohl's for $10. They have really cute ones there! Well they did 3 years ago!

beejo said...

i never had to take my ring off, but if i did i definitely would have bought myself a big ol' fake rock. ;)

p&m said...

I actually am already planning on taking my rings off at some point-mainly because I'd rather them chop my finger off than the heirloom ring I was given. I have a cheap band from JCP that I used as my band till we got the one I have now-it's 2 sizes too big (or maybe even 3)-I'd rather not chance it, but that's just me!

kimca01 said...

I haven't worn one since I was pregnant with Morgan - never got around to wearing it again, how bad is that? LOL Especially since poor Brad has never taken his off! I swell like crazy though, there is just no way. Plus, living where I do, no one would ever notice - it's very free spirited.

Angelique said...

I get SO swollen the last month or two. And with the twins I had toxemia and got so huge i just did without one in the end- it hurt to wear anything~!

BUT...I am a nut! I bought like 3 fakes to accessorize! Maybe $10-$30 each- one a band- gold tone, one with a big fake rock- sterling silver and one just stylish and cute sterling silver with cubics all around it. Now I wear them from time to time on other fingers - just for a night out or whatever. I got one with each pregnancy. :) Little keepsakes!