I got into my first car accident Monday. Was driving this busy freeway we have that goes from the Bay Area to the Valley, and the lady in front of me had to slam on her breaks. We were coming off of a small hill so I couldn't see traffic in front of her other than her stopping real hard and I slammed on my breaks and my car skid, not stopping right into her. She got out and saw I was pg and was very concerned. She told me the car in front of her stopped suddenly but she barely missed them. Anyway, at the time I felt ok. I hit so hard my glasses flew off my face and under my brake pedal. After we got of the freeway I noticed slight cramping. Wasn't too concerned. My boss happened to be there since he drives the same route home and I called DH who was freaked out and even my kids were scared and crying and relieved to see me standing there. So my boss and dh had to bend my hood back to get it to latch on. The car was actually driveable and we immediately drove it to a body shop. ( So far $4900 damage, it's a Toyota corrolla). After an hour at home I started to get a lot of cramping and tightening. So dh had me call the advice nurse and they wanted me to go to L&D immediately. So I had to go to this other hospital since I am under 32 weeks. Got there and got hooked up. They saw I was contracting but they weren't huge contractions. I had a lot of pain on my lower left area near the groin. We think it was caused by the seat belt. So they saw that these little contractions weren't stopping and intensifying so I had to get fluids via iv and a shot of something that starts with a t. After those I had no more pain! I was suppose to be monitored for 4-6 hours but didn't go home until 1:30pm the next day because once the fluids stopped, the pain started to come back. So now I"m on rest. Can't work or anything until Monday at least. Baby was fine the entire time thank God!!! He was looking great, heart rate was awesome, basically unscathed which I am so grateful for. Got a very in depth ultrasound and he is measuring 3lbs 5 oz, I'm measuring still 6-7 days ahead of schedule, his umbilical cord had great blood and O2 flow, placenta is still very low but in tact ( I think, she said it was hard to see because his head is right there , (I have previa and I have another u/s tomorrow to see if it moved which actually doesn't matter since I'm having a c sec. But they want to make sure no probs with it) Amniotic fluid is great, his reflexes and muscle was good. All this has to be checked I guess. He was moving around like crazy! and like he always does, has his hands on his face! So I am just so happy and grateful.
My dh has been AMAZING!!! He always is but he said it was really put into perspective how dangerous that freeway is with all those other commuters. We have had so much loss in our family, he was scared and got choked up. He said how he didn't know how to live if something happened to me. Made me cry. I love his so much!
So that is my update, I did go out a little yesterday with dh because we needs some groceries and started to really cramp up so today, no walking or going out for me.