Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Car wreck (but we're fine)
Baby G and I had a scary day today. I was going to pick up lunch and a guy backed out without looking and rammed into the passenger side of my car. I drive a Volvo V50 and he was in a huge Excursion. His trailer hitch tore a big hole in my car and crumpled my passenger side door. Luckily it was the passenger side and my airbags didn't deploy. I felt fine afterward but was definitely rattled. I called my OB's office and told them what happened. They said to come in and get checked out just to be safe.
I LOVE my OB's office! I was so impressed with them today. They don't mess around when something scary happens. The dr. did a physical exam first, feeling all along my back and belly. Everything was fine and pain free. Then she hooked me up for a non-stress test. It was so neat to sit there and listen to the baby's heartbeat for 15 minutes. I had to press a little button whenever I felt the baby move. The nurse and OB were both very impressed with the results. They said the printout looked perfect; just what they like to see. Then the OB ordered an ultrasound which of course I was thrilled about! I was SO happy to see the baby again. She looked at the placenta and said it looked beautiful (wrecks can cause placental abruption, apparently) and then looked at the baby who was moving and kicking like crazy. The u/s tech even saw an elbow or knee poke out of my belly during the scan! The best part was when the baby yawned...so cute! We got a mid-yawn photo and it looks like the baby has it's daddy's big mouth. (Just kidding, Mr. C!)
Anyway, I'm now exhausted, but feeling fine and very reassured that the baby wasn't phased at all by my little adventure. I wish I could say the same about my car! Here are 2 photos from the u/s today.
Baby G is looking right at us.