By about 8 months I was so swollen that anyone who saw me told me how bad they felt for me. How nice, huh! "Well thank you, you look nice today too!(uppercut to the chin*pow*)haha...I really didn't mind...I knew how I looked so I accepted the fact. My feet looked like they belonged to elephants, my hands looked like latex gloves filled with water, and I waddled, very slowly, everywhere I went.
Well...a few months into my pregnancy I started getting a lot of discomfort in my jaw. I attributed this to my nasty habit of clenching and grinding my teeth at night. I think it was at an all time worst when I was prego. Pretty soon I could no longer shut my mouth all of the way. I could not connect my top teeth with my bottom teeth! This made chewing a nuisance, which made eating an annoyance. It was freaking me out! I went to the dentist and they were trying to think of what to do, but nothing happened immediately.
Well, I just dealt with it and the funniest thing is that as soon as Carter was delivered I could immediately close my mouth!!! That just goes to show you how truly swollen I really was! Even my jaw muscles were involved! It is just evidence how all of the body is connected and something going on in my lower regions was totally affecting my mouth! Not only could I close my mouth once he came out, but I could chew!...and the pain in my hips disappeared, my hands deflated, and eventually my elephant feet turned back into my regular feet...the skinniest part of my body!;) Did anything weird like this happen to you?
(Here is the evidence of how huge I was. I am not embarrassed at all about how huge I am...I am a bit red in the face though about the colors, and print of the swimming suit I am wearing though!(and the fact that I still look like this 2 year post partum)Swimming took a lot of pressure off so I was in the pool most days at this point! Look at that...you see Carter jutting his butt straight out the front of my belly!! Now if I can post this I expect everyone one else can post their prego pics without any shame!)