attack of the cankles
Now I’ve always thought I had very nice ankles… with some nice legs and feet to go along with them. As a Californian, I wear sandals year-round and never thought twice about what was showing down there. That is, until I felt some extremely bad pain in my feet yesterday and shoved them over towards Mr. M with a plea of help as we sat on the couch. He started rubbing them out of pity, and then noticed the swollen ankle. “Holy cankles Batman!” I looked down and saw no ankle. It was gone. Completely disappeared from sight and was enveloped in a padded mess of skin and watery puffed up bloat. I seriously think I felt tears well up in my eyes… because while I expected my belly to swell and my body to change, I’ve really never ever imagined having cankles…. ever.
I was dutifully instructed to elevate my feet for the rest of the night, but alas, those puppies are back in force today… and I’m pretty sure they won’t be going anywhere soon. I’m sure there’s a laundry list of other crazy things that will happen to my body as Baby M continues to grow (week 25 is almost over!) but I don’t think I’d be ready for them even if I read it in a list 100x over. I still feel like there’s an alien in my belly and it’s just ready to pop out in a not-so-normal way at any given time.
So little Baby M… just to let you know… mommy loves you… but I’d like my ankles back please? Thank goodness it’s socks/boots weather!
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So are we going to get to see some belly pics soon or what? ;)
yes yes …. I’ll snap one shortly for Day 100 and counting down! :)
More pregnancy posts please! Nursery updates too. :)
ok ok ;)
Nursery updates have to be brought to you by Mr. M… as he’s the man in charge. I’d love to see them as much as you would!
ahh flutters…Mine quickly turned into feral cat in a burlap bag.
ooooh! now that sounds like it’d be exciting… and bruising… all at the same time! I like to keep the baby in a food coma, so maybe that will help?
omg BAD CANKLES! go away!!!
I had cankles from about week 28-30 on. In the hospital, my ankles were as large as my thighs! BUT, in about 2 weeks they were gone…just keep them elevated!
Julie! You have given me hope!!! I will keep them elevated… and I think I might drop by the acupuncturist as well to get some of the blood flowing a little bit better!