UPDATE: The cardiologist put me on 25 mg 2x day to help my heart rate go lower, which should in turn lower my blood pressure. My bp was 150/104 and HR was 96. He said he was not as worried about my HR as the BP. I explained that this morning it was 126/65 while sitting down, but that when i get up and do anything it goes up to above 140/90 which is what he wants it below. I go back to my OB on Tuesday, so hopefully I wont be all nervous and worked up.
Some of you might remember that 2 weeks ago when I went in my bp was high and my doc sent me to l&d for an ekg. Well, I have been keeping track of my bp and my pulse (it comes up on the screen w/ the bp). My bp seems fine but my pulse is always at least 90, and mostly 100. If I get up to go to the bathroom, it shoots up. It was 120 the other day, and for no reason. I have read that it's normal, but my doc is sending me to the cardiologist tomorrow to put me on a beta block --if she feels I need it. Her basis is if I DO have white coat syndrome, and my bp is elevated every time I come in, she will not be able to tell if my pressure is rising or not. She kept the chart I made of my 2x a day pressure, and said that was very smart of me to chart.
I will let you guys know what the cardiologist says. Only 5 weeks left! I'm feeling super crampy and am having contractions all day long still. I also had a surprise baby shower yesterday that was SO awesome!!! Best time I've had in a long time! Got tons and tons of stuff....and I NEVER suspected it! Two surprise parties in 6 months for me, I'm feeling like a lucky girl.