These past few weeks I’ve been dealing with heart palpitations. A heart something or other is not an uncommon pregnancy symptom. It’s been interesting to find out how many other mothers have had a heart something or other when I bring this up, but they are a first for me. Honestly it’s been a little scary. I may still need to see a cardiologist for an echocardiogram, but in general I’m fine and should be fine. Doctors aren’t too concerned and the echo would just be a double-check that my heart is fine and that the palpitations really are just a pregnancy symptom. The bad news is these palpitations increase with caffeine. I was drinking decaf coffee (with the occasional one cup of regular thrown in on special occasions, like Mother’s Day) because I just love coffee and also to try to trick myself into thinking I was still drinking caffeine, and now I have to stop that. Even that small amount of coffee makes a difference. Such a bummer, but for the best.