Alexandra Says: I Am Pregnant & Ringless — Just Like Everyone Else In NYC!

Thu, June 9, 2011 4:42pm EST by 8 Comments

Have you ever seen the multitude of pregnant women in New York City with something obviously absent on their ring finger? Well, I’m one of them.

In my pre-pregnancy ignorance, I assumed these diamond-less, bumpy women were just a significant amount of unwed mothers-to-be in the city. Until I found myself in my third trimester and completely ringless, like one of those pregnant women I had previously judged in my youth.

As it turns out, once you get further along in your pregnancy, you not only gain weight, but you retain water and bloat significantly to the point where your extremities swell.  I always heard about your feet changing size, but never your hands!!  Even my chin got fat!!

My husband wondered why it looked like the bow of a ship on my face!  I had gained a substantial amount of weight during my pregnancy and was over the 25-35lbs “recommended” amount months before I was due, so why would it come as a surprise when my wedding rings no longer fit? Well, it did, and I wear three!!

First, it was my plain wedding band that went, after my finger started to resemble that of an extremely cinched waist. Then my diamond band started to fit snugly against my plump appendage. And finally, with much reservation, my engagement ring was laid to rest.

As time went on, even the tan line on my finger began to fade, erasing any sign that it once had anything resembling a ring on it.  Until finally, there I was pregnant and ringless, while other unknowledgeable strangers judged me for thinking I was one of those unwed pregnant ladies.

–Alexandra Osipow

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lois david verids fooord

Posted at 11:56 AM on June 17, 2011  

te ves muy hermoza

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Posted at 4:54 PM on June 16, 2011  

I agree, I would’ve enjoyed this story more, had it been about mothers who avoided getting pregnant in their 20’s and then once in their 30’s (like so many New York women have done) feel the need to hurry up and have a child, and choose to have one wether they are married or not. This is just dumb, who cares that your wedding ring doesn’t fit, you’re so judgmental!

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Posted at 3:33 PM on June 14, 2011  

this is one of the most misleading and insulting articles i’ve ever read…so messed up

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Posted at 3:23 PM on June 13, 2011  

And what’s wrong with those unwed pregnant ladies?!?! What a stuck up remark.

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Posted at 3:34 PM on June 14, 2011  

and stuck up article, so disgusting

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Posted at 1:39 AM on July 15, 2011  

really! I totally agree, who really gives a flying f whether your hands are fat or not? i’m proud of the fact that I support myself and my son without having to sponge off of a man, and I really don’t care about being ringless.

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Posted at 12:31 AM on June 10, 2011  

Damn! I LOVE those legs!

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Posted at 6:16 PM on June 9, 2011  

Honey, you look AMAZING!

I never had to take of my rings when I got pregnant, but I know a few who did.

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