I have been getting v swollen feet too ladies. Like Arlais and Hwaterhouse though after I put my feet up they go down some. I am loving my cankles though- but like you hwaterhouse trying not to stress about my weight gain. There are about 8 women at work who are pregnant and due a roundish the same time as me and they all seem tiny compared to me. As long as bubs is healthy I try not to worry. Easier said than done sometimes.
Its sad to hear about your missing parents October and Veritas. I don't have a relationship with my father and though I love my mum she drives me nutso. Of course I would be devestated if she weren't here to experience the birth of my first child. Glad u had a loving relationship while they were here.