This may be weird, but one of the things I have been the most scared of during pregnancy is developing the cankle (you know – when your calf and your ankle are basically the same size and you look like you have a tree going down into your shoes). Travis has been most scared of stretch marks, but for me it was the cankles. I actually like my ankles – they’ve been one of my best features. I may have at times wished for a smaller rear, shapelier legs, or a tinier waist, but I’ve never had a negative thought about my ankles.

For the past couple weeks, I’ve felt like my ankles and feet were swelling by the time I’d get home at night, but then they were back to normal by the next morning when I woke up…until today. Today, I woke up with a mild case of the cankles. It’s not that bad yet, but I’m afraid it’s the beginning of the end for my ankles until after the baby is born.

Along similar lines, and to leave you with a funny Travis story (it wouldn’t be a post without a story where he puts his foot in his mouth), while we were evaluating my cankles this morning I told Travis that I can tell my joints are loosening and I think my feet are expanding too. I had to explain to Travis about how all your joints loosened as you prepare for childbirth (he thinks I’m smart, but I just read it in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” the other day), and I told him that quite a few women wind up wearing a bigger size shoe permanently even after childbirth. This prompted him to walk in to the closet at 7:00 this morning and begin counting my shoes. Then he turned around and said, where are the winter shoes and how many do you have of them? He said that he didn’t care about other pregnant women, but we were going to find a way to fit my feet back in to all those shoes even if we had to cut off a toe to do it. Please keep my feet and my husband in your prayers the next 8 weeks.

In other news, I realize I haven’t put up a 31 week pictures, as I blaze toward 32 weeks, but I can’t seem to find the camera. We may have “cleaned” it up in the house when we were getting it ready for a showing I’m afraid. That, or in the back of my head for some reason I vaguely recall putting it away somewhere I thought I would easily remember when I needed it. Turns out pregnancy is a little bit like alzheimer’s or dementia, and I may need to start writing things down. Hopefully it will turn up tonight so that I can document the baby shower Mollie & Adrienne are throwing for me tomorrow. Pics definitely to come after that even if I have to borrow them from someone else’s camera.


One Response

  1. Haha, that is so funny. I agree cankles are horrible, but hopefully if you have any resemblance of cankles, they will be temporary.

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