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32 weeks 2 days

I'd been getting a lot of questions at work about whether or not I was getting swollen feet.  At first, I was saying no, but then the more the week went on, I was noticing swollen feet!

Then this weekend, we were at a friend's house, we were running around and before I knew it, my swollen feet were also up in my ankles.  It was awful.



I'm told by some previously-pregnant women that I should start drinking more water (to keep flushing out the waste) and adding lemon into it, if possible.  I'm also supposed to keep my feet but whenever possible and get up from my desk more often, just to get blood flow going.

Do you have any other suggestions?

Comments

Liz said…
Ugh..that's the one thing I hated about being pregnant...swollen feet! I put a copy paper box under my desk to prop my feet up on at work and that helped a bit. I agree with getting more water and getting up from your desk to walk around as much as possible!
M said…
32weeks?? I am confused... that sounds like you are due any day now... I think I need to re-educate myself...
Jill said…
Yep, 32 weeks! That means I'm 8 months pregnant and I have (according to my tracker thing on my blog) 54 days left! Crazy, right?

I wanted to also mention that I had one of the best nights of sleep last night. I'm happy about that, but just wish that I would've had more of it.
Sassytimes said…
Ah, I remember the swollen feet with S (she was due in July). I didn't get cankles til around June though. I bet this wave of hot weather did you in.

54 days! Wow.
Andrea said…
Low sodium, and limit your salt intake. That will help some, but I learned nothing really made the swelling disappear :(
Cheryl E. said…
What a cute belly!!

And I do not miss the swollen feet. I called my feet "Shrek feet" they were so swollen and yuck.
Sarah Dee said…
you look so cute!

I've really loved following your journey.

The only thing I can add for the swollen feet is that when you are sitting at your desk don't lean forward. It cuts the circulation off to your legs. Even just that little bit can make a difference. Try to lean back in your chair instead and open up the angle between your legs and torso.
erinann said…
you look so cute!

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