Back From The Beach...

I'm not sure if you saw, but we left for the beach on Thursday. We got back last night and I am still exhausted! We had a blast and pictures will be posted soon.

My feet and ankles are still REALLY swollen so I won't be sitting at my computer and doing as much as I had planned today. I will be trying to keep them up and will probably be floating in the pool hoping they go down.

Do any of you have any ideas on how to get them down? They're better than they were last night, but still really swollen. I did a lot of walking over the past few days but drank a ton of water and tried to keep them elevated as much as possible. They are 2-3 times my normal size. I can barely even wear flip flops because my feet are so swollen.

It wouldn't be that big of a deal, but my skin is so stretched and it feels like my feet are going to pop off at any second! Let me know if you've found anything that REALLY helps!

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12 comments:

Mighty M said...

Welcome back!!

Erin @ Closing Time said...

Drinking water with lemon should help with water retention. It always helped me in general with that, but I didn't have swollen ankles and feet... Hopefully you can get some rest today. At least you don't have much longer until your sweet baby girl will be here!

Lola said...

See a doctor and have your blood pressure checked. High blood pressure could be causing the water retention, as well as high salt intake.

You really should have it checked out, especially if it is painful to walk. Water retention is not good.

Jennifer Leigh said...

I had severe edema with both pregnancies. The Doc always just told me to lay down with my feet up under pillows. It stinks! I had tree trunks for legs when I was pregnant last time!

Elle said...

You could try eating cauliflower if you like it. It's a natural diuretic and help. Good luck!

Emily said...

Yikes, that is so uncomfortable. My feet never quite got that bad but they were pretty swollen. I found soaking my feet in cold water helped and my dad (who's a vascular surgeon) always would tell me to avoid salt/sodium and to keep my feet above my heart. (although easier said than done when you're 8 months pregnant! Hope you feel better.

GwennS said...

Prop your feet up as much as possible, drink lots of fluids, and if it doesn't go away within a few days give your doc a call.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

My feet were like that with my last pregnancy! I could barely wear my flipflops too! I think the heat makes it worse! All I could do was prop my feet up and hope they would go down some! Good Luck!

Thrifty Living Mom said...

Glad you had a nice time! Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and I think sitting down while having your feet higher than your heart is supposed to help with swelling issues. Hope you feel better soon.

pam said...

I feel your pain, my friend. When I had babies I had major swelling in my ankles. Something like what you are saying. I even have stretch marks on the tops of my feet now!

I hope it has gone done some by now:)

Krista Neil said...

Yeah, I have varacose veins on my ankle so it swells up big in the summer time. I have to wear and ankle-brace sock looking thing. It's by ace, I found it at Smith's where all the other bandage stuff is, it helps keep swelling down a ton, good luck!

JaMean said...

Honestly, be careful what you eat. Prepackaged soups were KILLING me. I didn't understand that one of those servings had like 2,500mg sodium! Just keep drinking H20, keep them elevated, watch your salt, and if it gets any worse: call the doc!! :)

Good luck!

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