Just wanted to write a quick post about our adventures last night. It was scary, but everything seems to be fine now.
Right after I got home from work, I was going outside to check the mail. The dog decided to follow me out (which he is well trained not to do). I told him to go back in and he didn't so I turned to get him and take him back inside. Evidently I moved too fast and lost my footing which made me tumble forward. I really don't know how it all happened, it was too fast. I took most of the force on my right hand and left knee, and somehow really hurt my ribs. I did get my belly a bit which sent me into a nice long Braxton-Hicks contraction.
I stumbled inside and collapsed on the couch while I remembered how to breath and took inventory of my injuries. My belly finally relaxed and the baby started kicking after a little while. I texted A to let her know what happened and decided to wait to talk to the midwife until I was at our Centering Class later in the evening.
When it was our turn with the midwife I told her what happened. She listened to the baby's heartbeat, which was normal and told me what their procedure was for belly trauma. Since my belly didn't take the worst of the fall she wasn't sure if I could get away with skipping all the extra tests and had me talk to the other midwife at the clinic. The second midwife said we should go to the hospital for monitoring, just in case.
The next 4 hours were spent at the hospital. The baby really didn't like the hours of doppler and kept kicking the monitor and moving so it wouldn't pick up her heartbeat. They also decided I needed to go ahead and get a RhoGAM shot since my blood is Rh negative even though the midwife though I could wait until the normal 28 weeks. Once I finally had the shot we had a quick ultrasound to check fluid levels (which were perfect), and went on our way.
Since then I have been quite sore and having more contractions than normal, but they aren't often or regular enough to raise any red flags.
So yeah, nice way to ring in the last trimester (which starts on Saturday)!