I'm new, pregnant, and have 2+ edema in my feet.
My name is Jessica. I'm currently 31 weeks pregnant with my first child. I'm still working full-time as an oncology nurse and I love my job. Other than heavy lifting and administering chemotherapy, I still fulfill all of the obligations of my job during my 12 hour shifts. Tonight I came home, and to my horror, my feet were swollen up for the first time ever! My toes look like little vienna sausages attached to a chicken breast. And goodness, are they painful and squishy when I touch them. If I was charting the swelling in my hospital's computer system, I would say 2+ edema to indicate how swollen they look and feel. For the first time in my pregnancy, I'm starting to see how nice it would be to just have from now until I deliver completely free to plan and relax until my baby arrives. Alas, my due date is January 14th, and I'm on the schedule until January 9th, including Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Hospitals don't close for holidays. ;)
My husband and I just closed on our new (and first!) house and will be starting to move into it tomorrow afternoon. So with that being said, I'm going to head to bed to do my web browsing on my tablet, put my feet up, and hope they return to normal. It's great to be here and around other work-friendly mamas, and I hope to make some new CM friends!