Post # 1
I’ve been holding on to my cute footwear as long as possible while being pregnant. I’ve never been one who loves flats with my work clothes…everyone else seems to make it look cute/fashionable, but I always feel frumpy. But this morning (and keep in mind I’ve been at work for a mere half hour so far today…and I have a desk job, so I’m not exactly called upon to be super-mobile at work), I’ve tripped and nearly fallen TWICE over my too-tall shoes. That is…the two times I’ve gotten up from my desk today, well…Mrs. Motorskills managed to look like a drunken flamingo on stilts both times. Not very good odds going for me today. I think I’ll just roll everywhere else I need to go in my desk chair until 5 p.m…or search the supply closet for bubblewrap.
I’m 17 weeks pregnant, with a newly protruding baby bump that seems to be throwing my balance all out-of-whack. My bump isn’t even all that huge yet (though, I’m visibly preggo now instead of looking like I just ate ALL. THE. CHEESEBURGERS.). I can only imagine this balance issue is going to get worse before it gets better.
At what point in your pregnancies did you/will you give up on wearing shoes with heels? Anyone have any funny stories about balance issues to make me feel better/less like the most uncoordinated person ever to be pregnant?
Post # 3
I still wear the ones I fit into (feet swollen), but not often. I am working from home and tend to wear wedges when I go somewhere. I am 29 week tomorrow.
If your not comfortable in them, then stop wearing them.
Post # 4
I wore mine until my feet were too swollen and sore to stand them. Like you, I feel super frumpy in flats, and I am really short so I feel ridiculous wearing flats in a professional context. I think I stopped wearing the really high ones sometime in the first tri due to discomfort, but I bought a beeeaaautiful pair of neutral coloured lower heels that I wore probably until about 20 weeks regularly, and then would wear for short periods when I wanted to feel good about how I looked! I am sure that your feet will tell you when they’ve had enough, and you could always get a sturdier interim pair to balance better on until then.
Post # 5
@mrs_pugetsound: I’m not pregnant, but I had to comment because your post made me laugh! Such good mental images, lol.
Anyway, I always look like a drunken flamingo on stilts when I wear heels, so I choose not to… far too embarrassing.
Post # 6
I didn’t wear heels often except for some cute boots, but I definitely still wear the boots with proper boot outfits. They aren’t tall heels though — maybe 3 inches. I’m almost 34 weeks 🙂
Post # 7
I’m at 31w and I’m definitely still wearing heels most of the week. Just to be on the safe side, I stick with heels that are very comfortable and preferably thicker (e.g. chunky heel or wedge). I am usually in wedges that are 4″ high at least 75% of the week. That being said, I minimize the amount of uneven terrain I have to walk on and I try to avoid stairs (and tripping hazards in general). I feel pretty secure in my heels though. If I felt remotely secure, I wouldn’t wear them unless I was going somewhere with DH. For example, we went to a fancy restaurant for our anniversary and I wore 4.5″ stiletto heels (that pre-PG I felt comfortable in) because I would hold onto DH’s arm “just in case”. In general, I’m careful to watch the ground where I’m walking to avoid slipping on things (e.g. errant piece of lettuce at the grocery store).
Post # 8
Haha yay for all the “never wear heels” crowd! Glad to know I’m not alone in my desire for flat-footed comfort.
Post # 9
Still wearing them at 35 weeks! I actually wore a new 4″ pair of pumps on Monday and everyone kept telling me how hardcore I am. Little do they know I take them off as soon as I’m seated behind my desk. 🙂
Post # 10
I usually wear 4+inch heels. Right now I am almost 16 weeks and I am fluctuating back and forth with my heels and flats. It usually depends how tired I feel in the morning. As I’m getting ready in the AM, I usually think, “Do I want to walk in heels all day or am I too tired?!?” I would say I wear my heels 3 out of the 5 working days during the week. On the weekend, it’s flip flops or slippers.
Post # 11
@mrs_pugetsound: Sigh…this makes me so sad. I always *thought* I would be the hot preggo that wears tight jeans and heels and an adorable bump. I loooove my heels.
Actual pregnancy, well I have an adorable bump but jeans and heels are collecting dust.
Flip flops all the way. Thank god it’s Summer.
Post # 12
We are due today(August 23rd) and I wore heels to a wedding on August 2nd. My feet swelled up a little though so I have not worn them since but I am not working or going anywhere. Wait, I lied. We had our babymoon August 10th and I wore heels than. 🙂 Wedges though.
Stilettos were retired June 10th after my BFF’s wedding. For her shower, bachelorette and wedding I wore heels the entire time. Only after the bachelorette did I really feel it! 12+ hours in 4″ heels dancing at a club at six months pregnant was definitely overdoing it!! I could barely get out of the car when I got home!
Post # 13
31 weeks now and still rocking heels. 😀 TBH, though, they’re usually like 3″ heels, nothing crazy or stilleto-like. But some outfits just call out for heels, and who am I to deny them the shoes that they need?
Post # 14
12 weeks going strong. I’m sure once I get my bump my balance will be out of whack and I’ll need to give it up. Lucky for me, I usually wear low/flat boots all winter long!
Post # 15
(Almost) 29 weeks pregnant here and wedges are my BFF! Gave up the stilettos several weeks ago, but will stick with my wedges for as long as possible (until balance or swelling becomes more of an issue!).
Post # 16
I wore them until my feet got too fat 🙁 I think they didn’t help with my swelling though so I was hopeless after 5 Months.