Tuesday, December 11, 2007

36 Weeks, 2 Days and Counting.........................

Well I haven't done this for a while! I must confess it all boils down to just plain laziness!!! Yesterday was the beginning of the 36 week of my pregnancy and I have to say that I have been truly blessed! I have had such an easy time. No problems....that is until last Saturday. I was on my way to work that morning when a car pulled out in front of me. Yes.....I hit her. In my brand new car....well not brand new...but 3,000 miles is brand new to me. Although I had almost come to a complete stop, I still hit her pretty hard. All I could do was just sit in my car and wonder to myself, "What am I supposed to do?" I finally called Nick and told him where I was, called work to tell them I would be late, THEN I called the cops. When I finally got out of the car to see the damage to my car the lady from the other car was walking towards me. I have to say that I was kind of surprised at what I was fixing to encounter.

This lady was from Thailand. In my wee little town of maybe 2000 people....a lady from Thailand. I'll say it again. A lady from Thailand! How in the world she found my little town, I don't know! All I know is that she wrecked my car and she didn't have a drivers license. She only had papers from Thailand.

Yes it was a little foggy at this time, but I saw her a mile away and she waited until I got to her to decide she would pull out. And when she did pull out she did not push the gas pedal! If she would have just done that, this would not have happened. This ladies husband, I guess, came to check on her and then asked me how I was and my reply was this, "I'm 36 weeks pregnant, how do you think I am?" I must admit now that I think about the way I replied to him, it wasn't very nice. But to my credit I was scared to death.

So the cop Dennis, who has now become my hero, wrote the report up and sent us on our way. I went on to work where I called my doctor and she told me that I should go on to the hospital just to make sure that there was nothing wrong with Andrew. Of course I tried to talk her out of making me go until after work but I did not win that fight.

So I preceded to the hospital to be checked out. Come to find out, I was having contractions and I had no clue. My lower back was hurting but I thought it was because I was tense from the wreck. WRONG. Then again, I have never been pregnant so I had no clue what a contraction even felt like. So I spent the whole day in the hospital, but was released that night and told to take it easy for the weekend and to go for a check up on Monday.

Now for the results: I'm now dilated to 1 cm and hoping that it stays that way for a while! At least a couple more weeks. I need more time to get everything ready! I'm sooo not done with all the things that I need to do!

Well I will stop complaining and continue to thank the Lord for all His many blessings in life.