Thursday, September 9, 2010

It's official...I'm a sweller!

My rings no longer fit so I had to stop by Ross the other day to pick up a fake wedding ring. I thought about just going without, especially after my husband said no guy would hit on a pregnant lady, but then I decided to avoid those judgmental glances from those who assumed I was pregnant outside of wedlock. However, this task was not an easy one because the only rings they had were huge and full of bling! I suppose it's like every girls' dream to have a real diamond ring of that size so why not buy a fake one that somewhat looks real but costs a lot less? Right?

So, Wednesday, while standing in line to check-out at Sam's Club, this older gentleman kept looking me over and I could tell he was just checking out my status. Pregnant? Check. Married? Check. Rich? DOUBLE CHECK. The reason I say that last part is because the first thing he says to me is "Wow, I really like your ring!" I could have DIED! I wanted to scream "Do you really think we can afford something like that....EVER?" Instead I politely thanked him and explained that it wasn't real and my wedding bands no longer fit my fat fingers. He almost seemed relieved to know I wasn't this rich, stuck up, snob who just happened to be behind him in line flaunting my jewels. Instead, he went on to strike up a very lovely conversation about having a child for the first time and the joys it brings. He was genuinely interested in my life and, honestly, it meant so much to me. I realized that there really are good people in this world, even if it doesn't always seem that way. For the record, I think he would have been nice to me either way, but it was somewhat easier knowing I wasn't among the rich and the famous.

So, moving on. My hands are swollen like tomatoes. Nasty. Also, these feet are looking a little pudgy in my usual flip-flops. Why oh why do I need to start this business so early on in the pregnancy? I am sure it will only get worse! It is something that runs in the family. My mom swells, my grandma swells, I suppose that only means that I should swell too. All I know is that I hate it.

Does anyone have any remedies for swelling of this sort? My blood pressure is always really good so I don't really have concerns for preeclampsia but still, it stinks!

Well, that's my rant for the day! I hope you are enjoying your Friday! We have a Realtor coming to take pictures of the house today and I couldn't be more thrilled about it! Finally we can get a move on this whole house selling business! Keep us in your thoughts and prayers will ya? Take care!



  1. I'm not sure you're real interested in hearing what I have to say at this point, but I wanted to warn you if you are swelling now that could be an indicator of PIH later on. Swelling at 20-ish weeks isn't all that common, so make sure you keep an eye on it. Stay off your feet, drink plenty of water, and keep watching your blood pressure. Believe me, having high BP is not a fun battle, so it's best to keep a journal of swelling and BP numbers so that you can talk to your doctor about it. I'm fairly certain you are seeing my doctor, and she takes the BP thing seriously, so if you are concerned about swelling, I would talk to her. For now, it's probably something to just keep your eye on.

  2. Hillary, thanks for this actually! I figured it was something I should probably keep an eye on so I will make sure to mention it to my doctor next month. I know you battled it with your last pregnancy and I really hope you don't have to go through that again!


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