Friday, November 13, 2009

Fat feet

Hubby has always loved my feet - he has often said to me that one of the first things he notices in a woman (after a face, boobs etc) is their feet.  Its surprising actually how many of his mates share this same opinion actually!!   I don’t think it’s a foot-fetish, but apparently it IS important (in his opinion) to have nice feet.


Anyway, currently I have fat feet.  And at the end of each fat foot, I have 5 fat little sausages for toes…  This swelling only really started a few weeks ago, and its gradually getting worse, and some days are worse than others, depending on the weather, and how long I sit/stand in one position.


I'm having great fun tormenting hubby with my ugly feet now - I keep saying "Look at my swollen FEET!!" and he just about shrieks and runs away!  LOL!  Not quite, but it IS funny!  Ankles have disappeared too, on both sides.  It is quite bizarre.  Luckily I have no swelling anywhere else.  Elevating my legs at the end of the day helps a bit, but you cant do that at work!


We had our all-day ante natal class last Saturday, which we actually quite enjoyed.  We learned quite a bit, we both asked heaps of questions, and it was great to have a tour of the birthing suites, and to see the rooms in the maternity ward.  The great thing about my hospital is, although its public, you get an individual room - nice.  We watched a couple of birth videos, which for some reason made me want to burst into tears.  I just found it so emotional watching this woman go through all those contractions and pain, having her hubby supporting her and helping her, and then the actual birth (which was graphic enough in detail, and freaked me out a little bit) - just so … moving.  I blinked back the tears though, had to remind myself that I was in a room full of 30-40 strangers!


I'm having my baby shower this Saturday, and really looking forward to it.  One of my friends has organised it all, so I just get to sit back and relax!  (After I clean the house from top to bottom of course)


Oh and I have decided to finish work a week earlier than I'd planned, its just getting too much.  I will be 35 and a half weeks by next Friday, which is enough for me.  So I have only 5 days of work left - yeeha!   I've got so much to do after I finish though, to get organised for tic tac's arrival.


Have an awesome weekend!


Alicia said...

Oh no...the dreaded cankles! Blame the heat for them tho hun. I only seem to get them when I wear sneakers for some reason. I'm still wearing heels (yep at 30 weeks) and no swelling whatsoever. Go figure!

It's hard watching the birth videos isnt it? I think its normal to get a little emotional when watching them, as the realisation sets in that you have to go through it as well. At least its all worth it at the end :)

Enjoy your last week at work and your baby shower xoxox

LizN said...

You're made of stronger stuff than me Hils, I passed out during both the vaginal and C deliveries - but hey got my two out. You'll be fine!

Anonymous said...

You know, I think I missed the science class back in yr8 where they showed the birth video - and whilst I obviously knew how it all happened, it wasn't until I was 22 and walking through the Melbourne Museum that I saw the birth video on a massive screen. At that moment I instigated a six condom rule!! bahahah! What a dickhead.

Anyway, I get goosebumps when I read your post where you talked about getting teary in the video - it sounds like you and Scott are really engaged with this whole experience and it's really beautiful.... even your swollen feet! ;p

Enjoy your baby shower today! xoxox

Kelly and Kane said...

Wow, it is getting so close. It seemed only a few weeks ago you announced tictac. I hope you enjoy your time off before the big arrival.

Rebecca said...

Hi Hilary,

I have been keeping up to date with the impending little tic tacs arrival and am getting so excited for you. Aren't the huge feet just hilarious?! I just had to laugh at them or I would cry...

Enjoy your last days at work and have fun nesting. You are going to be a great mum.

xox Rebecca

Dianna Broeren said...

Oh your hubby would never be attracted to me with my big ugly old bunions then !!!! LOL!! I'm jealous of your lovely feet :)

Take Care!

Hilary said...

Wow Alicia, that is awesome that you're not having much swelling - lucky you! I can only dream of wearing heels at the moment! LOL!

Thanks Liz, that might still happen to me yet! Fingers crossed for a relatively easy and uncomplicated delivery.

Thanks Jude, yes it is an emotional experience, we just cant wait to meet the little tic tac now - and I'm really trying to look past the physical birth and focus on the positives!

Thanks Kelly!

Yeah agreed Rebecca, the swollen feet are getting beyond a joke - we're still laughing at them, but its not really pleasant is it!?

Thanks Di, I'm sure you dont have ugly feet! Mine arent all that lovely at the moment though!

Hilary xx