Scribble was born in late August so I got to enjoy all the misery of a summer pregnancy in the deep South. I am fortunate to have easy access to a swimming pool, which was a godsend on those 100-plus degree days, but I did experience a lot of swelling. Around the 30 week mark I had to stop wearing my wedding ring set. I wanted to wear something that would indicate my marital status, especially since I figured I would probably end up sans ring for a while after giving birth. So while we were on our babymoon, we also went ring shopping. It was fun to get to pick out my “wedding ring” since I had no input on my original set. I ended up with this pretty little claddagh:
Here’s an instagram on one of the last days I was able to wear my wedding rings. And here’s another shot of my pregnancy wedding band, taken around the 35 week point:
In these pictures I think I am actually wearing it incorrectly! If you are married, I believe you’re supposed to wear it with the crown facing outward (the same way you wear it when you have graduated from a school). I have a tendency to twirl my rings so they always end up in a different position.
I absolutely love my pregnancy wedding band and enjoyed wearing it. I ended up using it until Scribble was around two months old, so for nearly five months altogether. I actually was a little sad when I stopped needing it. Hopefully we’ll be blessed with another pregnancy and I’ll get to sport it again someday. Or maybe I’ll have a daughter or a daughter-in-law who is in need of a substitute ring in a pinch!
Did you experience swelling during pregnancy? Did you wear jewelry while your hands were swollen?