4 Months

We are now 16 weeks into the pregnancy. I cannot believe it. I had my 4 month checkup yesterday, and it was actually pretty eventful. We got to hear the heartbeat again, which was very reassuring since that is really our only way of knowing everything is okay for now. I cannot wait to feel the baby move! The doctor said that could happen any time now between 16-20 weeks, but since this is my first pregnancy, I probably won’t notice it until closer to 20 weeks.

I asked my doctor about the fast and hard heartbeat that I have had occur from time to time. This has been happening to me for about 5 years now. It used to be just when I was majorly stressed, but lately it has been occurring for no reason that I can tell and is now more accompanied by dizziness and sweating that can last up to 10 minutes and then it just goes away. Sometimes it beats so hard that I can actually see my shirt move on my chest. This, accompanied by my blood pressure which has been on the high end of normal for the entire pregnancy so far, prompted my doctor to do an EKG. At least, I think that is what it was called. I was all hooked up with wires to a machine. Towards the end of that test though, I started to sweat really badly (and not normally) and then after it was done and the nurse had me sit back up I felt really dizzy and my ears started muffling all sound. Not as if they were plugged though-it was really weird and it felt like I was going to pass out. So they made me lay back down for awhile. Anyways, this was different than my normal heartrate things that I was telling them about. The EKG test did show that my resting heartrate was higher than normal, although not alarmingly so. I guess it is supposed to be between 60-100 and mine was 117. After awhile, they took my heartrate again and it was back to normal. Maybe the machine stressed me out, even though you cannot feel anything when you are hooked up to it. But my doctor wants me to see a cardiologist on Monday to get an ultrasound of my heart just to be sure. I think I will also get a heartrate monitor to wear for 24 hours too…

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4 Responses

  1. cindypoo says:

    amba, you gotta be healthy.

  2. janis says:

    amba,you gotta be healthy.

  3. I guess I will join the club: “Amba, you gotta be healthy.” I will pray for you big sister! Glad everything else is okay so far…with the baby I mean. Can’t wait to see you on Thanksgiving!

  4. I love you Amber…my last comment didn’t work…
    Hope everything’s allright! Can’t wait to see you on thanksgiving!

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