I think it's pretty sure I actually have a missed miscarriage. I went to the OB last week at what I thought was 8 weeks and we couldn't see a heartbeat. I have a follow ultrasound and labs tomorrow though to be sure. I have never had a miscarriage before.
But what I'm mostly writing to ask about is swelling. I don't normally have swelling in pregnancy or if I do it's like in the last week or so of pregnancy. The only time I had a lot of swelling and early on was with my 2nd daughter. With her I started swelling early in my second trimester. I ended up with pretty severe preeclampsia and hospitalized at 31 weeks. Currently my body seems to think I am pregnant whether or not our baby has passed. My belly is growing. I have morning sickness and sore breasts still. No symptoms of miscarriage so far. But this past week I have had some odd swelling. A couple of times I noticed my face seemed swollen around my eyes. I wondered if it was allergies though this is not a normal symptom for me. Some times my hands have felt swollen.
Well today we went to Six Flags. Early on I looked down at my feet and one point and felt surprised and wondered if my feet were actually swollen or if my ankles were really just that fat. A couple of times I looked down at my legs and each time I noticed they seemed odd and splotchy. The skin tone was off. My legs felt heavy. Then at one point when we arrived at the water park section and as I was taking off my sandals I was horrified to noticed how swollen I was. My feet were terribly swollen. I actually had a crease where my ankle met the top of my foot. My ankles were swollen part way up to my calves. It felt horrible and LOOKED horrible. This is swelling that is very out of the ordinary for me. I don't ever get swollen while not pregnant.
I was able to lay down in the water in the shade and cool off and elevate my feet and they eventually got noticeably better. Getting up and walking around again of course made them worse. I'm home in bed now and resting and assume I'll be much better by morning. But could I even possibly be having early symptoms leading to preeclampsia THIS early?? Swelling like this worries me and I basically had a small panic attack when I saw how bad my feet were. It brought back so many frightening memories. I have never heard of swelling with a miscarriage but it seems so far my body still believes it's growing a healthy baby so not responding normally.