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Tragedy has struck.

I have gone up a half a shoe size.

**woe**

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cielamara
Sep. 20th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oh no!

...Does this mean shoe-shopping is imminent?
kakiphony
Sep. 20th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)
My mom went up a full size with each child. She started out a 7 with me and was a 10 by the time my sister was born! :P
loucheroo
Sep. 20th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
I went up and down with each kid. There's hope they might shink back to your old size...
the_leh
Sep. 20th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, this. I went up a half size or so and did eventually go back down. Though my feet will probably never be as narrow as they used to be.
theshapeshifter
Sep. 21st, 2008 01:06 am (UTC)
Yep. By about ten months postpartum, I realized that at least some of my old shoes fit again... so don't get rid of anything you truly love!
djnevermore
Sep. 20th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Damn! That happened to me. Ruined for my feet my $170 Fluevog Angels boots. Sorry, hun. A testimony to not owning your body for nine months.
lushmamacat
Sep. 20th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
The same thing happened to me. I used to be a 9.5 and now I'm a 10. It's been 2 years since my last baby and my feet are still big.

It's a great reason to buy NEW SHOES!!!!!!!!!!!! Wheeeeeeeeee!
alicia_stardust
Sep. 20th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
SHITBALLS! I'm sorry to hear that.

I still haven't checked my own shoes. =/
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butcherbaby
Sep. 22nd, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
the same thing happened to a friend of mine, even though she terminated the pregnancy.
then again my feet didn't stop growing til i was in my early 20s, with no kids involved.
vampyrwithin
Sep. 20th, 2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
OMG that's HUGE!!!! Kidding :P What a great reason to go SHOE SHOPPING!!!!

Even after having my little ray of sunshine years ago(I won't say how many years), shoe size has remained a 6. Go figure.
sistinasm
Sep. 20th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about that. Guess that means I need to buy more BPAL then.
Like I ever needed an excuse. *snort*
katestamps
Sep. 20th, 2008 09:04 pm (UTC)
I went from an 8 1/2 to a 9 or 9 1/2 - I think they've started vanity-sizing shoes a little, too. Post your new size - you may get inundated with all the shoes none of the other mommies can wear anymore.
charaxinae
Sep. 20th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
i already wear the biggest size they normally sell in women's...i can't imagine what would happen if i went up! do they make shiny black maryjanes in men's sizes?...
hullo_lani
Sep. 20th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
Oh noes!
That happened to me each time! As if my feet weren't big enough to begin with!!
raven_feathers
Sep. 21st, 2008 12:08 am (UTC)
as others have said, that can be temporary. i went from an 8 to a 9 and back to a 8 1/2 where i stayed. my feet are still freakishly narrow, although my arse is now freakishly not narrow.

fluid is a funny thing and tendons don't always settle forever.
muppetk
Sep. 21st, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
Darn growth hormones!

(My mom went from 9-10 between me & my sister. Sorry.)
aphephobia
Sep. 21st, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
AHHH! It's happened to someone else!

I swear, I went up about the same after my oldest was born, and absolutely NO ONE believed me.

I found my body changed shape, too. Pre-kids, I was a total "rectangle" shape. Post-birth-- I have hips. And thighs. I dunno-- I suspect it's something hormonal tat's changed and I carry fat differently or something. Completely surreal. But the shoe size one totally blew me away: I wasn't expecting that at all.
mordath
Sep. 21st, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Everything does loosen up when you're pregnant and your hips do widen - some mamas get their old hips back, but not all of them. It's perfectly normal - same with feet. Mine went up half a size, but have finally gone back to (mostly) normal. Woo!
glitterninja
Sep. 21st, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Don't lose hope! Mine went up but then went back down again. In the meantime, you can always assert that regular foot massages are an integral part of the recuperative process.
fairy
Sep. 21st, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
I was a 7.5 before my pregnancy. Went up to a *nine* (yes NINE) during pregnancy (i swelled up) and now I'm about an 8.5, sometimes 9...depending on the shoe. Pregnancy really does a number on your body.

BUT, think of it this way. SHOE SHOPPING :)
laurin612
Sep. 25th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
Well, the good news is that you now have a perfectly legitimate excuse to go shoe shopping!

My feet were an 8 1/2 M before my kids were born. Now they're a 10 W! Scary!
ivyandpeony
Sep. 28th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
Don't despair yet, it's only been a few weeks since you birthed! Give it at least 8-10 months for your joints to tighten up, baby weight to come off, etc. (When I gain more than 10 pounds, some of my shoes don't fit. Glares at narrow-ass Kate Spade sandals and flats.)

If, by this time next year, you find that none of the size 6 or 6.5s in your closet fit, I will happily adopt any homeless Manolos or Jimmy Choos you need to trash in making room for your new shoes. *wiggles eyebrows*

(But seriously... You know that anything high end will get snapped up at a consignment shop - and you'll have more shoe money right away. And I do pledge to buy as much BPAL as possible in the coming months to help stave off a possible shoe crisis. Forget baby needing new shoes! Mama needs 'em!)
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