Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Well, I'm still pregnant...

Fortunately! I must be the only 41+ week pregnant woman who ever walked OUT of Labor & Delivery! I went to the chiropractor yesterday morning and was coming home when a car made a left turn in front of me. I didn't even have a chance to swerve. So I hit her head on (hit her passenger side) going about 50mph. Both the boys were with me, so we all went to the hospital. I had an ultrasound, there's a baby in there, and it has the cutest face lol. It was a regular old black & white u/s but you could see its cheeks perfectly lol. Baby looked great, placenta looked great, baby was reactive.... OB on call was chomping at the bit to induce me but couldn't give me a reason other than I was REALLY pregnant, so in the end after talking to the midwife and her talking to the OB I went home. I'm REALLY sore, but other than that pretty good considering. I pulled some ligaments in my pelvis and can barely walk which REALLY SUCKS seeing as I should have a baby one of these days, but I'm thoroughly convinced I will be pregnant forever now, since a freaking car accident didn't even put me into labor!!!! The boys were both fine - a bit shaken up and they both have marks from the carseats, but nothing major.

And now for my PSA: CARSEATS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!! Even if your kids are on the bigger side and could get by with not being in a carseat, err on the side of caution. Everything that was in the backseat (ie cups, toys, random kid crap) hit the windshield, but the carseats kept the kids exactly where they needed to be. And remember, they expire after a certain amount of time (around 5 years). And, they need to be install correctly (for those of you in the area - the state troopers at Avondale Barracks will check your carseat installation for free). So, if you have kids, check your carseats :) And when you wreck, you need to go buy NEW ones. Fortunately we have a couple extra ones in the basement!






7 comments:

Cecilia said...

I'm so glad that you all are OK! That is amazing that you didn't go to labor. I am sure it will happen when you least expect it!

The Good Stepwitch said...

Good Lord girl, you should just stay put till that baby comes! What happened to the person who hit you?? I'm sure Keith has a great story to tell now! ;-)

Nicole said...

you are no longer permitted to leave the house unaccompanied!

Nicole said...

I'm also wondering how you managed to keep all the toys and ...um...Wendy's french fry containers that were so carefully stored behind the seat before the accident there while you were smashing into that *lovely, but otherwise distracted lady lady that decided to cross your lane* ?

Cecilia said...

Wow, and the airbag went off?! Damn! You sure are lucky!

Stacia said...

That must have been so scary for you Amy!
How amazing that you are all ok, including the belly bump.
What a fun story you will have to tell him. (I did tell you it's a HE didn't I?)
Can't wait to see your new car.:-)

Buggsy said...

I am relieved that everyone walked away ok! Scary but not the way to induce labor my dear!! :)
8/8/08 here you come!