I had my 36 week appointment yesterday, and since I figured it would be a routine appointment, I told DH he didn't need to bother coming (since it's our first, he's wanted to come to pretty much all the appointments, but now they're so frequent I didn't think he needed to be there). Well, I would have really liked to have his support since when the doctor did the doppler, she noticed that his heart kept skipping beats. This is the first time anything had been wrong with how the baby's heart has sounded, but DH was born with a congenital heart defect, so I started to internally freak out.
A nurse called me this morning and told me they wanted me to come back to do a NST so that they could forward the info to the perinatologist (high-risk doc at the hospital). So I went this afternoon and had the test. An OB at the office confirmed that while LO doesn't have a heart defect (he checked the AS from my 20w appointment), LO does have a slight arrhythmia. So now I need to go to the high risk doctor once a week and have NSTs twice a week for the remainder of my pregnancy (which is kind of annoying because we live an hour from OB/hospital).
While I haven't had the easiest pregnancy, I've always taken solace in the fact that LO has been fine. I'm taking it really hard that now he's not doing ok either. OB told me the arrhythmia usually corrects itself after birth, but I'm still nervous. I'm also afraid to visit Dr. Google because I don't want to freak out more. Has anyone else had experience with their LO having an arrhythmia that could help me feel better? If not, I'll take some creepy internet hugs and/or smile/chuckle-worthy gifs.