Thursday, September 2, 2010

This is terrible.

My super cool job sometimes leads to 12 hour work days. Know what 30.5 week pregnant ankles and toes look like after 12 hours at work?

This:


FYI - that is so not normal. I actually have ankles, though you'd never know it judging from this picture. Also, I can't bend down to take off the purple polish, much less touch it up, so forgive me on that. Oh, and my toes look kind of white because I like to put baby powder in my flat shoes to keep my feet from sweating.

9 more weeks.... 9 more weeks.... 9 more weeks.....
PS - My ankles looked normal this morning when I woke up, thanks to my midwife's advice of hydrating (I did spend all night peeing though) and laying on my left side. I also slept with my feet elevated on a pillow. Thank God the swelling went down, because otherwise they wanted to see me in the office to test for pre-eclampsia, something I am trying to avoid at all costs (even though I know you can't really avoid it at all).

10 comments:

Joanna B. @ Newlywed Tales said...

I like your "holy crap" with the arrow! haha! I can't relate since I am not or have I ever been preggo ( hopefully soon fingers crossed xx xx) but I am sure it is all worth it :)

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

oh, it is the WORST, isn't it?

hang in there. 9 more weeks & you'll see your ankles again :)

Mrs. Grant said...

ugh! hope the swelling stays away for awile.

Jamie-Lee said...

Katie that is too funny! I havent had anything quit that bad but when my feet do swell I put an ice pack on them and elevate, it is the best feeling ever! A few hours later they are like new :)

Good luck

Pollyanna said...

This happened to me when I was pregnant with my first child. I called them sausage toes because they looked like those little sausages you put in BBQ sauce. Anyway, my feet swelled so badly, I could only wear a pair of backless Keds with the shoelaces removed. Afterward, even with the shoelaces pulled as tight as they would go, those shoes wouldn't stay on my feet :)

Hang in there!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Ouch...it won't be long now.

Debra said...

If my memory serves me correctly there was a toe ring cut off previously. And it does look like that chubby toe needs some breathing room. :)

MiMi xo

Allison said...

Yikes!! That looks painful...

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Ouch! That looks like it hurts! I had a knee injury in highschool that had to be kept in a brace and for months if I was on my feet too long my knee and leg would swell all the way down to my shoe, it was awful!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

aww that looks painful!! Hope you're doing alright! Relax this weekend!