Pregnancy Week 36: Baby #2

Tomorrow I will be 37 weeks and decided that I needed to get off my lazy pregnant bum and crank out a quick update. =] I had my 36 week appointment yesterday afternoon only to get a scare from the doctor that was filling in for Dr Adamek this week. My blood pressure was extremely high and baby T's heart rate was just as high when she monitored his heartbeat. I kept experiencing shortness of breath throughout most of the day and could not figure out why for the life of me. She ended up sending me to Labor and Delivery so I could have a non-stress test done. I was panicking the entire drive and ended up calling Trevor to tell him the news. I think I freaked him out cause my exact words to him were, "The doctor is sending me to the hospital to do a non-stress test to monitor the baby. His heart rate is extremely high and so is my blood pressure. I will be there for a while..." So many mixed emotions and thoughts were surging through my brain, for example, the fact that I had one centimeter of fluid when I was pregnant with Amari and had to be induced at 41 weeks. All I could think about was what if it is the same for T? What if his umbilical cord is wrapped around his neck? Will they do a C-section right away or wait? I still have a one week of work left! I was even more panicky when the nurse at L&D couldn't find his heartbeat. I tried my best to keep calm and it took her fifteen minutes to find it! She ended up hooking me up to the ultrasound machine only to discover that baby T was no longer breech! Earlier in the day little boy was lying sideways in my belly and had managed to flip himself head-down! No wonder she couldn't find his heartbeat. He had changed positions from the office all the way to the hospital without my even knowing it. =/ She quickly checked his lungs and heartbeat on the machine and then hooked me up to the monitor. After an hour of being monitored I got to go home. =] Turns out little boy is perfectly fine and when the doctor was monitoring him at the office he was in the process of turning himself head-down; his little workout increased his heart rate which is why it was so high. I am also happy to say that my blood pressure was re-tested and it had lowered. Baby T is fine and so am I. No need to panic. I am counting down the days now, which I think is perfectly normal. 18 more days! I am ready to meet this little man. So far baby T is 16 to 18 inches tall, weights in around 4 to 6 pounds, and is the size of a honeydew melon!

36 weeks, 4 days

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