I had to wear my hubbys shoes!

@ersmommy1 (12605)
United States
December 21, 2008 8:58am CST
We had to take our son for his week old visit to the pediatrician. He has a bit of jaundice. I am suffering from edema of the feet. They are so swollen my shoes don't fit. When I had my daughter my whole body swelled up. Think the blueberry girl in Willy Wonka. Ok, not that bad but pretty close. SO this is much better. It was the only time I have wanted/needed to leave the house since his birth. The funny thing is, my hubbys feet are bigger than mine. The swelling kept his shoes on my feet. And for those who will tell me to elevate my feet, I HAVE believe me! It just doesn't last long. Just something that has to run its course. How would you deal with the swelling? Have you ever had to wear something of your spouses/SO because it was bigger/smaller?
4 responses
• United States
22 Dec 08
When my wife was swollen after her pregnancy, I would have to massage her feet to get the swelling to go down. It worked for a little bit, but the swelling woudl come right back. We also tried cranberry juice and green tea as natural diuretics, but they didn't seem very effective. Nor, contrary to expectations did elevating her feet help much.
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
22 Dec 08
the swelling in my legs and feet was especially horrible after my last c-sect. my feet felt like balloons about to pop, you could feel the water squish each time I set them down while walking... the edema was pitting and felt like memory foam gel. anyhow - very good firm compression stockings can be purchased from www.footsmart.com I highly recommend them I use the woodsilks which are so soft the ones you buy at the local department store are not nearly as effective or nice.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
21 Dec 08
dont laugh at me!!!!!i will tell you a secret.once i wore my hubbys underwear,as i couldnt find a clean one of mine.i dont think you have to worry about the swelling ,it may subside within a few days.
@katsmeow1213 (28821)
• United States
21 Dec 08
When I first became pregnant with my twins I hadn't bought any maternity clothes yet, so I was wearing hubby's jeans everywhere I went. I always hated buying maternity clothes, and rarely could afford to. I'd wait to see what the Salvation Army had, and they didn't always have things in my size. By the end of my pregnancy with the twins, even the maternity clothes wouldn't fit. They hurt like heck to try to wear them. Plus I had an issue with cellulitis on my tummy for the last month. It felt like a sunburn on top of a black and blue mark. It was really tender to the touch. Well at this point I only had 2 things I could wear. I wore a pair of hubby's jammy pants, and yes I wore them outside the house. I don't care how foolish I looked. I also had this huge denim dress thingy that was probably a size 3x. But it was a dress, and so if I sat my tummy would touch my legs and make the cellulitis hurt, so underneath the dress I wore a pair of shorts my mom had given me that the elestic was gone out of. They fit rather well and I'd tuck the shorts in between my belly and legs when I sat down. These were the 2 things I wore on a daily basis until after the twins were born. And I slept in hubby's jammy pants, and sometimes wore them all day after sleeping in them. I had little choice. I never had to wear his shoes though. I did wear his socks when my feet were swelling up from the pregnancy, but if my regular shoes didn't fit, I'd wear slip on sandles... not the flip flop kind that has to go between your toe. The slip on kinds they wear in showers or whatever, with an adjustable strap that goes over your foot. Those with socks (twins were born in November, brr) and a denim dress or jammy pants... yeah I was stylin!