Post # 1
asking for your advise once again 😀
I hvae recently lost 60lbs andmy wedding ring/band is huge. It falls off when I wave. I am very active and have to move it to my middle finger when I exercise so it doesnt fall off. Its even summer time so I am afraid of what its going to be like when it gets cold (fingers shrink when its cold out). so, I was thinking I needed to get my ring sized. HOWEVER, we plan on TTC in 2 months. this means I could be pregnant very soon. WHich means my fingers will swell and I dont want to not be able to wear my ring. What would you do if you were me?
Post # 3
Definitely get it sized. It’s not worth losing it and pregnancy is temporary 🙂
Post # 4
I would get my ring sized now. It has to be done eventually anyway.
Post # 5
i also hvae to embarassingly admit that I am also afraid that all this weight is going to come back and my ring will then be too small 🙁
Post # 6
Get it sized now. You’ll be a lot less disappointed not being able to wear it for a pregnancy than you will be if it falls off and you lose it. If you’re really concerned, get it sized to half a size too big and have sizing beads put in; they can easily and cheaply be cut out when your fingers swell and then can be replaced afterward.
Post # 7
I’d have sizing beads put on the inside of the band. With pregnancy, many women retain a lot of water or gain weight. You may find it easy to shed the weight post partum or you may not, but to size your ring down when you could likely need it bigger in less than a year doesn’t make a lot of sense.
I do agree, though, that you need to do SOMETHING to keep from losing it in the meantime. Sizing beads are easy to remove if necessary, but might keep your ring more secure until you are more sure of the size you will need it to be in the long run.
Post # 8
Sizing a ring is super easy- and depending on where you got it, it’s free. Even if it’s not free, it’s definitely worth getting resized- it sounds HUGE on you!!
I wouldn’t be wearing mine out of the house if it was that big. I just got mine resized the other day beacause the weather got cooler and already it was too big.
Get it resized NOW, in the summer while your fingers are “bigger”- it might still allow enough room during pregnancy if you don’t gain too much weight.
Your fingers might not get bigger until the end anyway- and some women don’t even have to resize even during pregnancy.
Post # 9
I would size it now. I gained 25lbs with my first pregnancy from my previous marriage, and my ring fit fine. It probably just depends on how much weight you gain!
Post # 10
@bestbuddies: I would get a stand-in for the time being. After a while, you can get it sized to the correct size.
Post # 11
Get it sized. You don’t want to lose it. You might not gain weight in your fingers during pregnancy anyway.
Post # 12
@bestbuddies: i also hvae to embarassingly admit that I am also afraid that all this weight is going to come back and my ring will then be too small 🙁
Don’t eat for two. You don’t have to gain 60 lbs. during pregnancy. Just continue eating healthy. Losing 60 lbs is a huge accomplishment.
Post # 13
I don’t know if you have had your ring sized in the past, but there is really only so much you want to mess with the shank of a ring before it is safer to simply remake the setting (depending on the style, of course, and whether they add metal when it is sized up or whether it is stretched). I don’t mean to be negative, but until you know how well the maintenance phase of your weight loss will go, it might be more prudent to wait – especially with a pregnancy possibly coming soon. Again, many women do not swell or gain a lot of weight. Then again, many do, and you don’t know which you will be until you go through it.
Definitely don’t continue to wear it as loose as it is. Either have a temporary sizer put in (things can be attached to the shank on the palm side) or sizing beads. But because you already know that when you are heavier your fingers change size (some people’s do and others can gain tremendous amounts of weight without their ring size changing), I wouldn’t size it smaller now (relatively early in your weight loss maintenance and planning a pregnancy).
Post # 14
Don’t get it sized! There are so many temporary alternatives that you can use to adjust the size down without having it permanently changed at this point. Metal ring guards aren’t the best (though they’re easy for the owner to remove) because they can scratch the band, but there are also rubber ring guards in various styles that won’t scratch the band. If you want something more permanent, but still removable, you can take your ring to a jeweler and have sizing beads (which can be added in different shapes and sizes, and different numbers, depending on the amount of adjustment needed) or a horse shoe put in. If them all, the horse shoe is probably the very best option, since it is made to fit snugly against your finger, but the metal is thin enough that it can flex if your finger swells. And like the sizing beads, it can be removed.
Post # 15
@Polyphemus: very helpful, thank you! I may go this route!