I had a little swelling on Friday, but I was also on my feet all day in the sun. The swelling went away by Saturday, but today it is back full force. I have had no swelling at all this pregnancy and thought I skipped it, but it has gotten bad really fast like within the last 6 hours. I have pitting edema and it's all the way up to my knees which is really uncomfortable since I've had 4 knee surgeries. My skin just feels so stretched now and it hurts to walk up and down my stairs. I know there really is nothing I can do and the only cure is delivery. I'm just feeling sorry for myself now. At least I have just a couple of weeks at the most left. I have a doctors appointment tomorrow so we'll see what she has to say about the swelling. I wouldn't be surprised if she has me do a 24 urine test since they found protein in my urine last week.
DS - Stephen 7/5/06 (born 6 weeks early)
DD - Sophia 9/16/11 (born at 37 weeks, 6 days)
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Soak I'm warm Epsom salt baths, put on knee high compression socks as soon as you get up in the mornings, drink lots of water and elevate elevate elevate!