My Meat Paws
Ok, since I don’t think most of you took that post about my swelling very seriously because I used a picture of someone else’s gross foot I found on google images, I’ve decided to reveal something far more disgusting than that picture. Yes, these are my REAL feet. Kelly, I know that imposter photo made you barf a little and swallow it, so you might want to divert your eyes NOW…otherwise face projectile potential.
When I say swollen, I mean PITTING EDEMA. GARGANTUAN CANKLES. FUNKDEFIED PIGGIES. HOBBIT FEET. MEAT PAWS. As I just told Kelly, a little hair on the toes and I could’ve doubled for Froto. Even my hands are huge now, and I’ve developed a nice little case of carpal tunnel syndrome that causes me to wake up at night with numbness and tingling shooting down my fingers. But I swear, I still love pregnancy…am I convincing, or what?!!
Ok, without further ado, meet my meat paws:
That “pit” (the indentation made by my finger pressing) remained for ~30 minutes after I made the mark.
I called it the “inside out ankle.”
The gross stuff on the soles of my feet is NOT fungus, in case that makes it less nasty to anyone out there. It’s extremely dry, rough skin that requires me to wear socks everywhere, or face being stuck to the rug in our family room. Are you sufficiently repulsed yet? I have a feeling I’ve seen the end of my “you’re a cute pregnant lady” comments!! Hahahaha, but it’s time you all know the truth. Anyone else hungry, cuz I’m starved!
So, Travis is in the midst of his boards right now and I’m SO excited for him/us to almost have this test be a thing of the past! He should only have another, oh, 7 hours to go in there. My sister left early this morning, and I’m missing her so much already. I basically had a week long vacation while she was here. It would have been my toughest week ever - 39 weeks pregnant, doctor disaster, husband away all day and night studying. Instead, she cooked, spoiled us with gifts, cleaned, played with the babies, made me laugh and pee my pants constantly, and just let me relax and have fun. She also reminded me how cute and fun my little guys are, just as I was feeling a little burned out on SAH mommyhood. She finds out where she matches for residency this week, but I know she won’t end up all that nearby. And as an intern, she’ll hardly have much time to come visit. I do think we’ll eventually settle near each other, but it makes me so sad that for the next few years, at a minimum, we’re going to live far away. So of my adult siblings, 1 lives in the most remote region possible of Siberia, 1 will be an intern someplace that might as well be Siberia, and the other might end up in China when he finishes school. As Swiper the Fox would say, “Oh maaaaaaaaan!”
Anyway, thanks to everyone for all the positive thoughts and energy. It seems Belly Baby is staying put for now. No action YET, anyway. My mom and littlest sister fly in tonight, so that should be fun! They’ll be here just in time to celebrate Travis’ boards being DONE. I’ll keep you posted on the labor status if anything does happen.