Friday, May 14, 2010

puff n' stuff

So I had to give in the other day and finally buy a new pair of shoes. After being pretty symptom-less for most of the pregnancy, I have started to puff up and swell for this last month... ugh! Seriously?! My hands and feet look like they belong to the stay puff marshmallow man! So here is my new purchase... a summer pair of slip-ons in one whole size larger... sigh. 3 more weeks to go!... I hope I don't get any puffier!

31 comments:

Clockwork Lemon said...

aww your feet are so puffy! At least they have cute shoes on them

Christina said...

Hehe I remember those days! It happened to me around the same time too. :)

DK said...

Eep! That looks mighty uncomfortable!

TMCPhoto said...

I went puffy too. My Mom suggested to lay on the floor or the bed and put my feet up as high as I could get them for as long as I could.

I went to the community pool on a daily basis too, the water made me feel lighter and cooled me off. I went with flip flops and wore them for the last month of the pregnancy and all the way into fall.

Muna's Treasures said...

you poor thing...but this will pass! enjoy these next weeks and get some rest ;-)

sinnlighet said...

Poooooor you.....

You have a such a lovely blog, and this post is just a little bit funny, sorry!

Best wishes for a beautiful weekend. Thank you for your kind words.



Agneta

Dee's Kitchen and Bath said...

Oooh, how exciting! Not that you have puffy feet. :) Put them babies up and relax!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Oh Valerie, hope it isn't painful!

Definitely put your feet up when you lie down have them slightly elevated it helped me, it is pretty common I think for women to go up a shoe size while pregnant. Hopefully they will go back afterwards.

Not long now, how exciting!

Have a wonderful weekend :) T.

Gremlina said...

a. congratulations!
b. oooh. pregnancy. i comiserate.
c. it's only temporary, but get those feet up in the air!

Almost Precious said...

Valerie the last month is always the hardest and unfortunately seems to also be the longest. Elevating your feet will help improve the circulation and relieve some of the puffiness. I'm sure at this stage you're seeing you OB about as often as you see your best friend but you may want to ask about the puffiness at your next visit, your doctor may have some suggestions.

Cris said...

Wow! It has to hurt.. it looks so uncomfortable! At least with this shoes you'll can be a little better..

Love!
xxx

M.M.E. said...

I wouldn't mind being one shoe size bigger. Than I'd be a 6 and could walk into any shoe store and say, "I'll take one of everything because I'm a standard size!" I think your shoes are very cute. I would keep this picture so that years from now when Bun is a teenager you can say, "How can you do this? I got puffy feet for you!"

Little Gray Pixel said...

Aww, so sorry about your feet. If it's any consolation, your new shoes are adorable. I've heard soaking in epsom salt can help with swelling, maybe give yourself a well-deserved pampering!

our little love nest said...

Poor you! Hoping the swelling goes down and you have a more comfy time of it for the last weeks, if that is possible at all. Take some pampering time for you. xo

debi said...

Not too long to go, that is the ONLY thing that my daughter didn't suffer from! lol! It's rest time now until the baby is born, go for it! Blessing to you and your family!

ModredVintage said...

Hang in there, it can get tough towards the end. BTW-I want to see those baby leg warmers, that sounds like such a cute gift.

cupcakebomb said...

wow! that's puffy! good luck and best wishes for you and your new baby!

If Toys Could Talk said...

Oh you poor thing! Those last few weeks of pregnancy seem to drag as you anticipate meeting your wee one!

Christie Cottage said...

Cute shoes!

Next.... a cute baby!

lifePOINTimages said...

I got the same thing with my first child... at about 37 weeks... and he was born about 4 days later. So, be prepared!
I agree with those that suggest to put your feet up! :)

Gallery32 said...

Oh poor girl :( I hope you are getting some foot soaking in. Almost done though :)

CCWai said...

I hope you get well soon.
The shoes look nice though.

Sherryl said...

Oh no! Don't worry - it will all be worth it!

gretchenmist said...

yes, i remember the puffiness!
and i went up a shoe size with each pregnancy, and stayed that way!! have big feet now!

can't believe it's so close now :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh lordy they will go down ! When I was pregnant with my twins I could only fit into flip flops - the really cheap rubber kind : ( luckily it was summer !

Jenni said...

I had the same thing happen and happy to report no long term damage done! 3 more weeks, such an exciting and exhausting time..rest up and put your feet up as often as you please :)

lavenderdreams4ever said...

It's been 22 years ago and I can still remember that old puffiness! It'll be worth it when you hold that little sweet bundle!

Kristin said...

Drinking a crap ton of water helped me!

lisaroy said...

everyone I know has gone puffy! At least there's a light at the end of the tunnel! plus, who doesn't love buying new shoes?? : )

31 everything said...

Bummer :( I hated being swollen during my pregnancies too. Such an annoying feeling. I hear you :)

DancingMooney ♥ said...

those shoes look cozy! I love flats!
:)