31 weeks and my blood pressure is NORMAL!!

I am SO relieved! I made it this far with normal blood pressure – also no episodes of tachycardia that I’ve noticed! It was right at 31 weeks during my pregnancy with Will, that my blood pressure was high enough to start medication, and I would have sudden, unexplained what my doctor thinks was supraventricular tachycardia – an abnormal, too-fast heart rate. The meds I took both lowered my blood pressure and kept my heart rate under control. I have been waiting for today, because I really was hoping to make it this far without needing medication!

One thing I noticed this time is that my blood pressure has stayed about the same. The last time, it started creeping up a month or two before it actually got high enough to cause problems. I am not sure what the rest of this pregnancy will bring, but I am hoping my body will hold out and that I won’t need meds or monitoring at the end. I’d love to finish out this pregnancy in peace! I’m not going to hold my breath, there is always the possibility, but it sure would be great. I’ll be checking it a few times a week just to be sure.

I can’t believe I’m only about 2 months from my due date. It just seems like it shouldn’t be coming up this fast. Now the next big hurdle (after seeing what happens with my BP) will be going into labor on my own. I am going to dig in my heels and refuse induction unless something is really going wrong with either me or the baby, but I won’t consent to it just because I’m late. I simply can’t be away from home that long this time. And it was a miserable experience, I’m sure I caused us much more grief than I needed to by being so impatient. Either way I am sure it will be a totally different labor this time, they all are, especially once you’ve already done it.

I have been talking to Will alot about babies getting nursies – he gets really excited when we go through all the list of animals that nurse and then I’ll tell him that the baby in my tummy will nurse too. And that there will be plenty of nursies for him! I can’t wait to see what he thinks when suddenly I have milk again!

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