Hello from labor & delivery!
Don’t panic. We’re 95% sure everything is absolutely fine.
I rear ended someone on the freeway (rush hour traffic) on my way home from work this afternoon. Not one of my finest moments as I’m sure you can imagine.
The accident wasn’t that bad, but it was quite a jolt and I had some mild cramps afterward (probably more from the seatbelt). I called Catch sobbing and we agreed that I should hop over to urgent care just to be safe. Urgent care informed me that after 20 weeks, I need to go to L & D, so here I am.
Baby was wiggling up a storm when I got here, but remained stubbornly still while the OB did an ultrasound. Her heart was ticking away though, so we’re not too concerned. Her placenta looks fine, too.
They took some blood to check for any sign of either bleeding from the placenta or the baby’s blood, but I honestly expect that to be totally fine.
Otherwise, I get to spend another hour or so being monitored for contractions and then they’ll check baby girl’s heartbeat one more time before I can go home.
The view is lovely.
I’ve had a talk with baby girl and she’s been reminded that it is nowhere near time for her to make an appearance. All I need from her today is some reassuring thumps and a nice strong heartbeat.
I can’t freaking believe I did this. I am so mad at myself. I wish I could have a do-over. I just want to cry.