I am also really noticing the swelling in my hands and feet. I went to put on a ring today and could not get it to move past my knuckle. I can't really wear any of my heels anyone becuase they feel to tight on my feet. Even some of my flats are getting snug. Definitely not a part of pregnancy that I was looking forward too. I am just hoping that my feet will shrink back to normal size so I can wear my shoes again.
How your baby's growing:
Your baby's growing steadily, having gained about 4 ounces since last week. That puts him at just over a pound. Since he's almost a foot long, he cuts a pretty lean figure at this point, but his body is filling out proportionally and he'll soon start to plump up. His brain is also growing quickly now, and his taste buds are continuing to develop. His lungs are developing "branches" of the respiratory "tree" as well as cells that produce surfactant, a substance that will help his air sacs inflate once he hits the outside world. His skin is still thin and translucent, but that will start to change soon.