Swelling is bad enough to look at but that itch? Oh, that wretched itch! And FUCK! It's only June! And I'm only 25 weeks pregnant! I still have July, August, September and a little bit of October to go! Thank God for gladiator sandals, is all I can say... They're like God's gift to pregnant women! Thanks to gladiators, cankles can go incognito all summer long! Praise Apollo!
Now, if only I could decide between the two lengths. Hmmm...
Archer was born at the end of May, so I only had one shitty month of hotter-than-helldom, but I had an AC unit next to my bed, which under doctor's orders, was where I resided all day every day, minus my daily monitoring appointments at Cedars Sinai. (I had Preeclampsia hence my morbidly obese nose.)
The silver lining is that this pregnancy, I'll have Fall to lose my baby weight, rather than last pregnancy's 6am wake-up hikes in the dead of summer. (The YMCA doesn't provide daycare for babes under 6 months, so I'm going to do my morning hikes like I did with Arch until the babe is old enough for the Y.) So that's kind of a relief.
In the meantime, I'm coming at you live from my parent's abode. There's an ocean close by and a pool in the backyard and San Diego is a good 15 degrees cooler than Los Angeles so my ankles, though not back to their original luster, are okay to look at without turning to stone.
I have no idea how long we're staying. Until hell freezes over, I'm thinking, or at the very least, gets back down into the bearable 80's.
The heat has proven to be escapable. Unfortunately, though, in pregnancy, the cankles so are not. I am well aware that regardless of the weather, this is only chapter one of "The Adventures of Cankle and Cankle."
Fifteen more weeks of itchy calf-ankles? Can it seriously be? I guess I'm going to have to go with these
cankle cages sexy little numbers:
A cankle, as they say, can never have too much coverage.