14 January 2008

Cankles

The dreaded cankles have arrived, I thought for sure I was going to miss out on this one pregnancy symptom. But alas it showed up last night, Arthur asked if we needed to call the doctor and I said "No, this is just another fun side effect of pregnancy."
For those of you who are wondering, "What are cankles?", this is when your calf becomes indestinct to your ankle, in other words all one big leg. In my case it is actually my CAlf, my aNKle, and my soLE, that's right my cankle includes not only my calf and ankle but also the sole of my foot. I generally have a high arch in my foot but now it is all one swollen hunk all the way down to my little toes, at least my little toes aren't swollen yet!

5 comments:

Kelly said...

Hated the cankles when I was pregnant! Thinking about you all the time! Waiting for sweet Nic!

Jeanie said...

At least the cankles showed up now and not any earlier. You only have a few more days/weeks to go! Hang in there! You will be back to yourself soon enough with an adorable by-product~ Little Nickolas~

Jennifer said...

Mara....I think it is getting close to baby time. I hope you have been practicing being brave. I've been taking a short course driving around in all this snow. Bravery is a good thing...but don't be surprised if you don't feel brave all the time. Little Nic will teach you both lots of things. It works both ways. I hope Arthur keeps a cool head. I'll be waiting to welcome baby. Love to you both, Ma

Leslie said...

I feel your pain. I promise they're temporary!

jon said...

pictures!!!????
come on I want to see!!