With Wes' pregnancy, there was swelling for sure... but all of that was directly related to my broken ankle. Plus I was really immobile for much of the "swelling" window. Not so this go 'round. I am seriously retaining fluids! It's to the point of crazy most days...
I have not had ankles in weeks, I can't "bow" tie my sneakers- only a small knot will fit, and the fluid bulges over the top of my shoe by the end of the day!
If I take off my sneakers, or try to wear the one pair of flip flops that fit I end up with massively rounded "flippers" at day's end. Both the tops and bottoms of my feet swell, so I end up hobbling around on round feet. No amount of elevating (ok, I don't have much time for that!) or rubbing seems to make a difference! The Dr. just looked at my legs and said "well, yeah- that is a lot of swelling!" Nothing can be done since my blood pressure is fine... just a matter of waiting! The weight gain has been terrible... in the past 4 weeks I gained as much as I had in the entire rest of the pregnancy. So depressing.
Even worse to me though, are my hands. My right hand in particular is awful! I have carpel tunnel so badly I can't close my hand most of the time. I'm stuck with a claw for now, and sleeping is getting terribly difficult. My hands wake me up often, and when I find a spot that allows me to keep my arm elevated I end up sore in my hips or back. Sigh. Less than 2 weeks now... and then I will hopefully "pee it all out" like the Dr. says! I certainly don't remember feeling this pregnant with Wes... I'm swollen and ready to go!