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I had to take my rings off today <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We went to the wild animal park and my fingers swelled up like sausages (it was so freaking hot) and I was afraid I was going to have to have my rings cut off. Luckily, I didn't have to, I waited until after we got home, after drinking tons of water (all day) and cooling down, and my hands went down a little to try to take them off again. (I tried a few times at the park, couldn't get them off with lotion or soap, it was awful.) It hurt really badly to take them off tonight, my fingers were still a little big for them, but I knew it was time to take them off before it got really bad. I have them on a chain now. I remember I had to do this when I was pg with Emily, but I could have sworn I had to take them off much earlier than 32 weeks, so I guess I'm doing a pretty good job this time around (or I'm just not as observant!)
 

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I had my band sized a tad larger than my engagement ring. I haven't worn my engagement ring the entire pregnancy and when I looked at it the other day it clearly would not have been comfortable to force it on. But my band is A-ok. I'm glad I had it sized a tad larger.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had my band sized a tad larger than my engagement ring. I haven't worn my engagement ring the entire pregnancy and when I looked at it the other day it clearly would not have been comfortable to force it on. But my band is A-ok. I'm glad I had it sized a tad larger.</div>
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I think mine are sized with 1/2 a size difference, I thought that would help, but no dice <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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With DD #1 I took both off, but this time I have kept the wedding band on and so far I can still get it off and on ok. My solitaire will just have to wait until after baby comes.
 

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I had to take mine off about 5 months ago. It was very painful and did not fit at all. I had so much swelling. Prior to that I had kept wearing it, and gotten stuck on my finger more than once. I don't like this at all though, and have actually had a couple of guys hit on me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: EXCUSE ME, I am a huge pregnant woman toting around 2 very little kids.
 

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Mine was cut off two pregnancies ago <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
During ds2's pregnancy, I just swelled up overnight really badly, and it hurt so bad, dh had to cut them off. I was so sad, though there is a plus side. I never liked the set, and this means eventually I'll get a new one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. I do have a really big ring that when I'm feeling bothered by the lack I can still wear, but it just rubs wrong and bugs me, so I don't bother much these day.<br><br>
I'm still crossing my breath for my mom in law to find a set she likes. They have been in the market for a new set for years now, and already said we can have their set, which we both LOVE and is way beyond our current price range lol
 

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I took my band off a few weeks ago. I never wear the engagement ring or whatever. I am currently wearing my grandmothers wedding ring that only fits when I am PG! I feel connected to her, which is awesome! Speaking of rings, have you ever checked these out..<br><a href="http://www.greencarat.com" target="_blank">www.greencarat.com</a><br>
They have really pretty things, and I like their philosophy! Just thought I would share <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Mine came off two weeks ago. I am wearing the ring that dh gave me in high school on my ring finger now and it is big enough to stay on the rest of the pregnancy.
 

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Mine was too big from where I lost weight before getting pregnant with DS so I lost it a year ago or so <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I don't wear my engagement ring either because I'm afraid of losing it too but it might actually fit now that my hands have gotten even fatter.
 

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I had to take mine off a couple of months ago. Luckily, my engagement ring is a 1/2 size larger than my wedding ring, because I wear it as a right hand ring, so I just transferred that to my left hand. I think I am doing pretty good too, because I remember that toward the end of my pg with Sofie I had to take both off and go get a plain silver band. Guess I cared more what people thought back then.
 

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My wedding band is slightly larger than my engagement ring, and I haven't taken it off since my wedding day. My engagement ring comes on and off as I swell and shrink.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: I have never had to take off my ring (I only have one) during a pregnancy. Even here in hot-ass Yuma.<br><br>
However, I'm really conscientious about going swimming EVERY day, because I know it helps displace water that my body retains. In gentlebirth there's even a thing about how to swim PROPERLY during pregnancy to help with water retention <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> Pee before you get in, drink a huge glass of water while swimming, get out and pee frequently... also I salt to taste (per Brewer's) and drink lots of water.
 

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My ring has been off since April. I have very skinny fingers and it usually get's tight in the summer. I figured I would take it off sooner rather than later.<br><br>
Although, funny moment. We went to Arbys, just me and the kids and I got lots of pity looks. Me, the single mom with two kids and one on the way. Too bad they didn't feel bad enough to buy us dinner <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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I had to get my wedding band cut off earlier in the summer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I had taken off my engagement ring and wrap earlier so they are still intact.
 

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my rings have been off for forever already... but I have gained waaay too much weight this pregnancy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Mine have been off for probably 2 months already... I've put on a lot of weight and a ton of water!!! My watch is barely fitting at this point.<br><br>
Oh, and I had a NECKLACE barely fit yesterday. That was fun - even my neck has gotten fat.
 

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I took mine off in my first tri just to be safe. I had to have it cut off with DD and I was so upset! I just got it fixed last fall so I took it off before it got warm this time. I didn't want to have it cut again!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My fingers always swell like crazy when I'm pg!!
 

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I've been wearing mine around my neck for the last week or so. I was wearing it and trying to twist it at times and it wouldn't budge. I tried to take it off and it hurt so bad and took a lot of hard tugs to get it off. I just decided that I'd rather not chance having to cut it off.
 

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the ring has been retired to the jewelry box for the time being.... now I get the dirtiest looks from people. Geez, I know I look young, but come on people, I'm not 12!
 

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Mine would still fit me, hadn't I flushed it down the toilet accidently last year. Seriously, I didn't mean to... I still feel horrible about it. Dh promised me a new one for our 50th anniversary. Awesome, only 40.5 more years to go<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 
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