Post # 1
my daughter is 7 weeks old and my wedding rings are still not fitting….the stopped fitting about 2 weeks before I gave birth when I noticed my knuckles looked more wider…I’m wondering if this is still water weight? Even though my fingers don’t look fatter or if my knuckle bone is permanently larger and I’ll never get them to fit again. I still have about 10 lbs more to lose. I am not breastfeeding…but I’m getting discouraged because it feels like so long since I’ve been able to wear them. They cannot be resized because of the setting design…I was stupid enough and naive to not put a spacer bar when I had them made thinking my finger wouldn’t get larger during pregnancy and if it did I’d go back to normal…how long did it take before ur rings started fitting for those whose knuckles got bigger during end of pregnancy? Without resizing? Also even if I could get it resized I’d be nervous leaving my jewelry in the hands of jewelrs in case someone tried swapping out the stone…I could try looking at the stone afterwards thru a loop to make sure but I’m not a jeweler so I could be fooled…the only other option would be to get a new setting for my stone but my original setting I’m sentimental to because I got married in it, it was blessed, etc…and my wedding band would still not fit…it’s an eternity band and couldn’t get resized …I’m so desperate I’m debating taking diuretic pills even though I don’t feel like I’m still retaining water
Post # 2
For pregnancy weight, they say nine months up, nine months down. At the very least, I’d wait for six months before deciding to reset or resize. Of course, as you probably read but did not accept or believe, proportions in your body can simply change over pregnancy or with time. Some women’s feet permanently change size, some women’s hips become wider, some women’s joints change – even if they get BELOW their pre-pregnancy weight. Weight isn’t necessarily all there is to it. Then again, there are women who don’t change at all, too.
It is for this reason that I always recommend not getting a full eternity at least until a person is finished having children or is at a stable weight. Of course, some people develop larger joints over time due to injury or arthritis or other things, too, so any ring could potentially not fit someone for a lifetime. You may have no other alternative but to change settings or have the setting remade in a larger size – and perhaps a modified style to allow for future sizing.
Post # 3
I’m almost 9 months PP, 8 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight (not bad considering I gained way too much) and my e-ring is still a little too small. Give it time…
…Or do what I did and buy a plain band as a stand-in! It says “I’m married” in an economical way! I have a $20 tungsten ring that looks like platinum that I bought on Amazon and a nicer 18K gold one that DH treated me to from Blue Nile to tide me over.
Post # 4
I’m 6mo PP – it still doesnt fit and I’m exercising and eating healthy. Everyone says it takes time.
Post # 5
Give it more time, it’s only been 7 weeks. You’ve gained a baby, if you lose a ring (and you didn’t), it’s quite alright, no?
Post # 6
I was frustrated by this too…mine stopped fitting around 30 weeks with my twins. They didnt fit for several months after I had them…maybe they started fitting when I only had 5 more pounds to lose. That never made sense to me because they stopped fitting when I had gained 30 pounds so why didn’t they fit when I only had 5 pounds left to lose?! Who knows but thats how it was for me!
Post # 7
My daughter is 10 months and my rings fit fine now. They stopped fitting when I was about 7 months pregnant. I have a thin engagement ring and a thicker wedding band. I was able to first start wearing the engagement ring by itself around 4 or 5 months post baby. Then, I started being able to wear the band by itself around 5 or 6 months. It was probably 8 months before i could comfortably wear them together.
Post # 8
My baby is 10 months and I still can’t fit mine 🙁
Like you, I don’t feel comfortable resizing my engagement ring because of the style and pave diamonds. I wish I had just ordered larger sizes before the wedding. I now give all my friends this advice haha.