Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shoe Problem...

 No I'm not talking about my massive show collection...

While I was pregnant my feet grew 4 sizes. This didn't happen until our last minute move to Chicago when I was 33 weeks pregnant. Which is a very painful memory...that Penske Truck drive from Florida to Chicago with 2 cats in the cab...and my feet dangling, swelling, numbing. Over the next 8.5 weeks my feet ballooned out...growing to watermelon size faster than my breasts had when I first got pregnant.
By the time I gave birth the only shoes that fit me in the house were my husbands flip-flops which is what I wore to the hospital.
For 6 weeks after giving birth the swelling remained. The puffiness eventually subsided but the length unfortunately left my former petite size six feet with clown size shoes for my 5'1 stature. I was now an 8, or even 8.5. Over the winter I got by with three pairs of knee high boots which were a present to myself for giving birth. But now that spring and summer is inevitably approaching (it is right?) my shoe collection is fairly incomplete. I can't bring myself to throw out the shoes that don't fit (for fear that my feet will shrink as soon as I do)...and I also can't bare buying shoes with that retched size on them.
I really don't know what to do...I'm in Limbo.
Check out those boats...a few days after giving birth
I wonder if anyone else had this problem...


  1. Hi Kirstin – the same thing happened to me...although in smaller increments. Prior to the birth of my first son, I wore a size 7 shoe. After he was born, I wore a 7 1/2. After the birth of my second son, I began wearing a size 8. Today, 27 years later...I still wear an 8 or 8 1/2...sorry :-(.

  2. My feet grew .5-1 size and haven't shrunk back : ( My mom said she gained a halfsize with every pregnancy!

  3. I went from an 8.5 to a 10! Say, I have some of my old, I mean "vintage" 8.5s if you'd like them!

  4. Throwing them out or buying even more big(ger) shoes is the best bet for getting your feet to shrink back. At least that's how my life seems to go. Although after this trip, all my bigger jeans will probably be put to some good use again ;) good luck!!