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#1 of 14 Old 08-13-2011, 09:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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So, after a little over 5 years (combination of procrastination and the shop being 300 miles away), I finally had my wedding ring repaired from having to cut it off when I was pregnant with DS! YAY!

 

I was probably 32+ weeks when I had to do it, so there's probably a decent amount of time left now, but I wanted to give you all the heads up that at some point, you might want to take off any rings that you have and keep them in a safe place for a little while. In any case, as we progress in our pregnancies, it is good to check to make sure you can get your rings off periodically.

 

It was pretty sudden when it got too tight for me, and I felt pretty panicked when I tried several different things to get it off and nothing worked.

 

I'm paranoid about it and even though I'm really excited to have my ring back, and even though I can put it on and take it off right now, I'm keeping it in the box until after this baby is born - I've waited 5 years, I can wait a few more months!


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Good reminder.  I've been putting off having my ring (white gold) redipped until I can no longer wear it this pregnancy.  I think it will be a nice treat to have it look shiny and new when I can finally wear it again.


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I wonder how many women go through the experience of not being able to remove their rings.  This has never happened to me, but I don't swell at all (*knock on wood*!!).


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I had to take mine off at about 8 weeks, I swelled up fast with this one lol

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I take mine off when I get home and put it in a jewelry box. If I wear it over night (even when I'm not pregnant) my finger swells up. Last pregnancy I took a nice chain that I had and wore it on the chain around my neck once I wasn't able to wear it on my finger anymore.


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I tried the chain thing on my last pregnancy, but couldn't stand the feeling of something around my neck.  This time, I bought a cheapo (but still nice-looking) ring in a couple sizes bigger than my actual wedding ring, for just this reason - so I don't feel guilty about not wearing a wedding ring and keep my real one on longer than I should.  I'm guessing I have maybe another week or two before I'll have to wear the bigger ring.


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Ok I know this is shallow but I am totally up for any plan that allows me to purchase jewelry, lol!!
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I tried the chain thing on my last pregnancy, but couldn't stand the feeling of something around my neck.  This time, I bought a cheapo (but still nice-looking) ring in a couple sizes bigger than my actual wedding ring, for just this reason - so I don't feel guilty about not wearing a wedding ring and keep my real one on longer than I should.  I'm guessing I have maybe another week or two before I'll have to wear the bigger ring.


This is what I did in my first pregnancy.  I started swelling (and I had also gained a TON of weight) by 24 weeks so I bought a fake stone wedding set to wear instead.  I actually got many compliments on it :P

 

In my 2nd pregnancy I could wear it right up until delivery.  In my 3rd I think I stopped wearing it around 35 weeks, i could still squeeze into it for a dinner out or something but that's it.

 

I don't wear my rings unless I'm leaving the house anyway, though.  I keep them on a ring holder in a cabinet in my kitchen.

 

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Too late for me... ugh.  oops.gif


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After my experiences today with my hand swelling up twice (while on long walks, so maybe that was the cause?) I don't think I'll be wearing my ring tomorrow. :-(


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We barely got my rings off this time!  I happened to look at my hand, and noticed my ring finger was swollen on the end.My finger was deformed-looking until the next morning!  It was really scary, but my husband and lots of dish soap saved me! 

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So glad you managed to get it off your finger! It happened so fast with me, and it WAS scary!


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That reminds me.. Windex is excellent at getting stuck rings off.  When we were wedding band shopping I tried on a million rings in one day and my finger swelled up.. I had this gorgeous ring on and couldn't get it off.  The woman at the store brought out a bottle of Windex and it slid right off.


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Windex?  That is fascinating! 

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