NaBloPoMo Day 3: Cooper's Birth Story

Friday, October 22, 2010 was supposed to be my last day at work before I went on maternity leave for six months.  That morning, I had a regular prenatal appointment.  I was halfway through my 38th week of pregnancy.  When the nurse took my blood pressure, it was high.  Not alarmingly high, but high.  I usually have low blood pressure - even during pregnancy.  So the nurse took my pressure on the other arm.  It was even higher.  When my OBGYN came in a few minutes later, she took my pressure again.  Still high.  After my exam, she t...more