Okay, so I re-read my "fluffy" post from a few days ago and I sounded really upset.
Because I was.
When you're pregnant, you expect everything to go perfect. When you're pregnant with someone else's child, you want it to be more than perfect. And if it's not, there's almost a sense of failure. At least that's kinda what I was feeling. I'm a perfectionist in much of my life, especially when it involves other people. I want to give them the best and when everything I do doesn't amount to perfection, it bugs me. It's who I am. Last week after my doctor's appointment, I felt as though I had failed...in a way.
After my appointment, the family and I headed up to Door County for some rest and relaxation. Odd but really good timing because we had planned that little excursion weeks ago. No work, no projects--just a lake breeze, lawn chairs and naps.
On Wednesday it was hot. Really hot. 95 degrees and more humid than anyone ever needs to deal with. I felt like crap most of the day. I was chugging more water than you would believe, sitting with my feet up and the swelling was just as bad, if not worse. I won't deny this, I was worried.
I slept semi-okay on Wednesday night and when I woke up on Thursday, I noticed a change in the temp...and I could actually see my ankles! I about had a dance party. And I felt SO much better!
You see, the temp had dropped to about 80 degrees and the humidity was nearly gone.
I am still following docs orders and keeping as chill as I can (which has been kinda nice, actually) and I can totally tell my swelling has gone and stayed down.
So, thank you to the State of Wisconsin and mother nature for causing me to freak out. I truly believe the heat and humidity that we had a few days last week was cause to much (if not all) of my swelling issues. No, I will not take that as the true reason and will still be cautious, but at least I feel a little better and confident that Jachym is going to be hanging out for a few more weeks.
That all being said, happy 33 (almost 34) weeks to me and baby Jachym (and Tomas and Honza, of course)!