Wedding Rings and Swollen Pregnant Fingers!

9:29 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy


  In an effort to avoid having the procedure shown in the picture, my wife had decided a few weeks ago to take off her wedding rings.  Not that she had much of a choice, as her "short and stubbies" were getting rather swollen anyways as she approached the 8 Month mark. ( Sorry hon...I could not resist.)   We have heard some real horror stories from friends of ours who had some problems getting their wedding rings off while pregnant, including the use of fishing wire and saws. 

This got Neeta and I laughing.  In a case of "social paranoia", Becky now thinks that everyone is looking at her "bare" ring finger and thinking she is a single mom!  Adding fuel to the fire ( because this is what I do...) I told her that I ALWAYS check the ring finger of pregnant ladies, and always feel sorry for the unmarried ones. Tsk...Tsk.. !  This is nonsense of course, but its fun to add to her self consciousness! 

 What is your experience with the whole Wedding Ring/Swollen Finger issue?  Let me know! 

Shane



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12 comments:

  1. Lin said...

    lol, poor thing. I cant believe you're giving her such a funny, yet hard time.

    I've never been through this but my cousin wore her ring up until her 8th month & her finger was purple (gross). She ended up having to get her ring cut off by going to the fire department. Maybe you should get her a temporary band, maybe even an inexpensive silver one.

  2. Jodi said...

    I heard so many horror stories of the same thing so I decided to not to wear my wedding ring. I was at the mall when I was pregnant with Lucas and I was standing in line to get some lunch and I heard theses two ladies a head of me talking about me so I listen in and they had the nerve to say that I should be in school and not out making babies when I can't afford it. After that day I went out and got a chain and wore my ring around my neck.

  3. The (Un)Experienced Mom said...

    Hey! Thanks for stopping by the blog and following! Loving your blog by the way.

    So the swollen finger issue. With my first, I had a bit of it. With my 2nd, none at all. My friend had to take hers off at 22 weeks. Now here's the part many of us moms don't think about. She put them back on around 6 weeks postpartum and they got STUCK! They had to CUT them off her fingers! She was able to get them repaired, but was sooo worried she wouldn't be able to. Most of us only worry about it during pregnancy, but it's a problem after, too!

    Tamara
    www.theunexperiencedmom.com

  4. CalgaryDaddy said...

    Lol... Thanks Jodi, Lin and Tamara!

  5. morethanahousewife said...

    She's not alone. My fingers got really swollen during my first pregnancy, but not at all with my other two. When you mentioned "social paranoia" I couldn't help but to laugh. I felt the EXACT same way. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Chris | CleverFather said...

    My wife's fingers were pretty swollen during pregnancy so the rings only lasted a couple months. After a while we just kind of forget about them until after our daughter was born we remembered 'hey we can be married again!'

  7. Shandal said...

    My ring never got stuck... my hands didn't swell that bad for some reason. BUT my feet were a different story. When I had socks on, they looked like ginormous marshmallows, no joke! It only got worse up to 3 weeks postpartum! EWW!

  8. Shandal said...

    P.S. You should change your settings to allow people(ME)to reply back to your comments via email! I like to respond to comments! ;)

  9. Terry said...

    Ahhhh swollen fingers...ewww....how are your poor wifey's ankles? when I was pregnant with my first, I never thought I would see my ankle bones again. But I did! And her fingers will go back to normal, I think....My fingers never swelled...it was just the feet/ankles...
    Good luck! It's almost time!!

  10. Ana Lee @Newlyidentified said...

    Good call removing the rings now, I would be terrified to have my ring stuck!

  11. TheSingleGirl said...

    my fingers were SO swollen when i was pregnant, it was ridiculous.

    social judgement upon preggies is a little rough. people/strangers DO check out the ring finger. and make comments about weight, body, money, *other inappropriate conversation topic that you'd never bring up to a non-with-child-stranger*,... it's crazy. but they hold doors, so that's nice... ;D

  12. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    When I was preggers, I gained a tonne of weight (eating crap of course) so I couldn't wear my rings anymore. I was so sure people were judging me...what a tramp! So I put whatever ring I could find on my finger...so what if it was a plastic purple diamond???

    Love your blog. I look forward to reading about your journey. I'm also from Calgary!

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