First, let me say a huge THANK YOU to my girl, @BustedKate from over at Busted Plumbing for giving me a shoutout and helping me complete one of my Dirty 30 goals of reaching 100 twitter followers. I blew past 100 and am almost at 120, so I can officially call that one DONE! (If you're not yet a twitter follower, be sure to join me here: @sf_frugalista! Also, click on the @BustedKate above to follow my funny, witty friend.)
I'm working on a giveaway soon to celebrate the occasion! Hopefully.
Okay, so onto the real meat of this post. I had a crazybizzy week last week and I had 2 big work events on Friday which meant working from 7:30am to 9:30pm, then I had to get up and work another event today for about 4 hours. Needless to say, I'm pretty tuckered and apologize for the slight lack of postage.
But I did want to just update the latest development in my pregnancy. Last week, I had a few palpatations which concerned me a tiny bit. You see, my sister and my brother both had SVT and both ended up having heart surgery because of it. I have always had slight symptoms, but nothing to ever worry about. Or I should say, symptom. As in, I only have one. Essentially, it feels like my heart stops beating for a second, then it will beat really fast to catch up. But it lasts for just seconds and I don't have any of the other typical symptoms of SVT which can include dizziness and lightheadedness, even passing out. And my "episodes" are single and don't last more than a second or two. However, the week before this past, over the course of about 4 days, I had an increase in episodes and was having 3 to 5 per day. When I met with Dr. Miracles on Monday, he didn't like the sound of it and told me to call my OB/Gyn asap to see what they'd like me to do. So I did, and I ended up at the cardiologist for almost 2 hours yesterday, in the middle of my hectic day! How convenient!
First, picture the setting. A cardiologist office in the middle of the afternoon. What do you expect to find? Well, obviously lots and lots of old people. I was the youngest person there by at least 40 years, surrounded by old people, oxygen tanks and yes, even a poopie diaper. And there were no children present. Oh, the glorious fun. I love old people, but I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about the whole experience.
Anyway, so I got an EKG, talked with a couple different people and finally got my actual consult. The good news is that the doctor isn't too terribly concerned with the episodes. He said that unless I start having them last for long periods of time, or if they are making me dizzy/lightheaded, then I'm probably okay. We'll continue to keep a close eye out and watch for increased episodes, but he doesn't think there's much concern for issue during the pregnancy. Phew! The bad news is that I was secretly hoping to hear my lil Poke's heartbeat just as a little refresher, but that didn't happen. Only another week and a half!
Finally, in keeping with the heart theme, we got our doppler today!! I'm not sure whether we found the hb or not. I can't tell how to know if it is my hb or if it's the baby's. We picked up something in two different spots, but it was only 125-130 bpm, and I thought it would be more like 170. So I'm not convinced that it was the baby. Either way, I will try every day and hopefully we'll pick something difinitive up!
I think that's all I've got for now. I hope you all are enjoying your weekend!