Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shrek Feet...


Oh yes, it has officially happened... I'm swelling!

Come on! I've gone so long and NOW right before I have all those "beautiful" labor pictures taken of me... Boo!

As of right now it's just my feet and legs. I can feel the fluid, it's kind of creepy. I'm just hoping it stays there and doesn't move up to my hands and face!

It's funny how often you DON'T look at you feet. On average I usually just see my toes peaking out from behind my jeans or sweat pants. But today my shoes were bothering me, so I pulled up a pant leg and was in shock! I seriously almost cried, not because I'm shallow like that, it was just so funny and very creepy at the same time that I actually had...Shrek Feet!

So what did I do when I got home?! Soak them? Elevate them? Have my sweet hubby rub them?

NOPE... Crazy me I sat on the floor most of the night building our stroller and then sitting on the legs that are swelling right before my eyes and go through all of Georgia's new gifts... which took 2 hours just to clear her floor so we could get in there!

I'm a crazy pregnant woman who doesn't know her limits... Someone stop me!

8 comments:

Brooke said...

Oh Monica, oh my dear sweet friend- I too, had the "Shrek Feet". They were terrible. I only had one pair of flip flops that fit. take a picture of them when they feel their worst, because you will laugh after you have the baby about how big your feet were. Mine got scary big. But it did stay in my legs and feet, I wish you the same luck!

Ashley said...

haaha, you are funny! I totally want to come over and help you but I do want to get the pregnant lady sick! Make sure you mention the swelling to your Dr., it is probably totally normal and nothing at all, but if it's accompanied by high blood pressure it could be a sign of hypertension.

The Pedigo Family said...

I'm just dying laughing at them... I guess it's better than crying and feeling horrible. It's just so weird what you body does!

I've been drinking a ton of water lately... but maybe I need cut back on the salt?! :P

Pregnancy is funny!

I appreciate all the advice and stories that you experienced mom's have to share!

Only 4 more weeks!!!

Ashley said...

Oh, well this reminds me of a time at San Luis Obispo at CIY!! Remember my swollen feet and ankles! Oh how miserable it was and I empathize with your situation! But I am proud of you for tackling that huge project. That I know was overwhelming for you! Love you dearly!

The Pedigo Family said...

Seriously!!! I totally thought the same thing! It's so sad!

I have creases on my ankles! LMBO

:(

Ashley said...

creases in your ankles, otherwise know as cankles, ahahaha!

J.B. said...

I think I had a post much like this.

http://www.xanga.com/TheDill/634586456/item.html

That oughtta make you feel a little better. :P

Leah said...

ha ha it will be over soon!