Well this week got interesting! Wednesday I had a Dr.’s appointment and all is well with me and the baby, with a minor snag, I had a high blood pressure reading. Our Dr. is very thorough and decided to have me monitor it at home for the next week, which I am now doing. Well, the past 2 days have been incredibly busy and I have been running around a lot more than usual so yesterday when I took my BP I got some more high numbers so I called it in (as requested). Well, as it turns out, that gets you one free pass to a visit at labor and delivery! High blood pressure can be very serious in pregnancy when combined with other things (that they are checking but don’t have results back on yet) so needless to say, I was a bit freaked out. And definitely going to L&D was not at ALL what we had in mind when we called, but we obliged. And I am actually really glad we did!
We got there and I had to be hooked up to the BP cuff for an hour so it could take a reading every 15 minutes or so or about 4 times. My BP was completely normal every time! We even took it again with my cuff and it had gone down on it as well so I was really relieved. I also got to hear little man’s heartbeat which completely soothes me every time. I’ll still be monitoring for the next few days but I feel so much calmer today and a bit back to normal.
I was talking to my dad last night telling him that I kinda felt silly going to the hospital to check my blood pressure and he responded with a very true statement, “you’re a mommy now, it’s not about you anymore!” It’s a good feeling. And if nothing else, we finally took that hospital tour we had been putting off!