Friday, March 25

The Scariest Moment of My Life....

Yesterday more than carried on our ridiculously crazy, unpredictable week!!! Believe it or not, I was involved in a car accident.. yes, you read that right.. a CAR ACCIDENT.. at 23 weeks pregnant!!

I wont bore you with all the details, but basically a police car and another car collided in an intersection and then the police car came crashing into me. (I was stopped at a red light) Thankfully, I had just dropped both kiddos off at school so I was alone. There was alot of damage and both other drivers were taken to the Med by ambulance. Let's just say that my poor car looks TERRIBLE!!! He hit my drivers side, so I had to climb out the passenger side. Quite a feat in my current condition.

Luckily my mom and Chris were at the scene very quickly and put me at ease. As soon as they got the police reports, Chris took me up to the Women's Hospital to be checked out. It's a really good thing that I went b/c I started having contractions!!! Talk about being scared out of your wits! I had decided not to take an ambulance b/c I was feeling ok at the scene and really didn't want to seem like I was overreacting.... now, I wish I would have!! They kept me for several hours, monitored the baby, did an ultrasound and gave me an IV to try to stop the contractions. After a few hours, the ultrasound looked ok and baby was moving around alot, so once the contractions stopped we got to home.

I dont think anything has ever scared me so much! And poor Chris, I think he was white as a ghost the entire time. I can't imagine was it was like for him to get a phone call that his pregnant wife was in an accident. He definitely held it together though, which was exactly what I needed. I am so blessed to have him. He took car of everything the entire day! (the insurance, my rental car.. everything!)

I am so thankful to God that they were able to get my contractions stopped. LK was born 5 weeks early and up until yesterday, THAT was the scariest moment of my life.. yesterday surpased it! At least at 35 weeks, you know that your baby can survive outside of the womb... 23 weeks is a whole different story!

SO.. I have literally been sleeping all day and have been ordered to take it easy until my regular appointment on Wednesday. And considering that I feel like it was a Mack truck instead of a police car that hit me... I think nothing but rest and relaxation is on the agenda for the next few days!!

Hopefully, we'll hear soon about the fate of my poor car and my insurance company doesn't have a hard time dealing with the City of Memphis!

After yesterday, I definitely believe in guardian angels watching out for you!! Thankful for wonderful nurses and doctors... amazing friends and family - the support and prayers were beyond incredible and appreciated!.. and, of course, our God for watching out for Baby Gray and me! Now, Baby Gray just needs to stay put until July!!!

After this crazy week... (Ethan's toe on Tuesday.. LK threw up at school on Wednesday.. and then my accident on Thursday) we are SO ready for the weekend!!



Ben and Emily said...

Oh scary. I'm so glad you and baby G are okay.

Sam said...

Oh my gosh!! I'm glad you & baby are okay!

Neely said...

OH Natalie! IM so glad you are ok! How scary. It sounds like you have an amazing husband. Thank god :)

Anonymous said...

Goodness, Natalie! I'm so sorry! Really glad you and the baby are okay though. I hope the rest of your pregnancy is a little less eventful! :o)