Around about the time I first started blogging (30 weeks pregnant with twins), I developed Pre-Eclampsia, which then developed into HELLP Syndrome. The first symptom I developed (which several doctors dismissed), was swelling in my hands and feet. I woke up one morning to my wedding finger hurting and looking a strange shade of purple. I quickly put my hand in soapy cold water and wiggled off my wedding and engagement rings.
I was unable to put my wedding ring back on until 4 months post natal as the swelling took such a long time to go down. But even then, I still couldn’t get my engagement ring back on. I resigned myself to the fact that perhaps I just had fatter fingers now? I haven’t really put on any weight, but my body isn’t the same shape it was pre-twins! I decided that in the new year, I was going to get my engagement ring re-sized so that I could wear it again. My wedding ring looked lonely without it.
But then last week, I decided to give it another go…
I’m delighted my rings both fit again. It’s been about 9 months now since I could wear them. I feel married again! 🙂