The past few days, my feet and ankles have been really swollen. I didn’t think I’d have to worry about this, if at all, until the 3rd trimester. So wrong. The first time we noticed was about 3 weeks ago. I was walking up the stairs to the condo, and K said, “What is up with your ankles!!?”. I hadn’t noticed anything until she mentioned it. My ankles were pretty swollen, but I figured it was just from standing all day at work. Well, it’s gotten worse over the last week, to where I feel like I have OGRE FEET. They’re huge and ugly and there’s no definition in my ankles….you can barely see them….they’re sort of like tree trunks. My feet have begun to ache too. It feels different then when I’ve just stood for too long. It got to the point last night where it was almost unbearable for me to stand on them. I complained to K and she gave me a nice foot rub that was wonderful…it was painful even for her to touch them, but I do think it helped with circulation. I called the doctor yesterday afternoon and she said to drink tons of fluid, limit salt intake, wear tight shoes (no more flip flips) and try to keep them as elevated as possible. She said it may be worse because of the heat. Ugh. She advised me to just keep an eye on them, and if one ankle/foot gets more swollen then the other, or if I push on my foot and it stays indented, then I need to come in and see her. I guess this is a pretty common thing for pregnant women to experience. It just surprised me as I still feel like I’m not very far along!!! Other than what the doctor recommended, do you have any suggestions?? Some people have said support hose, which I SOOO don’t want to do because of how hot it is outside, but I will if that is the best thing. For right now I’m keeping them elevated at night and trying not to feel self-conscious.