I'm sitting in beautiful Southern California with my high school bestie, Akasha. Greg had crazy rehearsals this weekend and I was off for spring break so I figured it made sense to fit the visit in while I could. I have this fear that as soon as baby gets here I am going to be totally immobilized and not be able to see anyone or go anywhere. Naturally, I'm trying to get all my partying out now.
Akasha and her three kids picked me up from the airport and we went straight to Newport for some Balboa bars and a stroll along the beach. On the way back, Akasha told me we'd take Pacific Coast Highway so we could see California in all of her splendor and beauty. No complaints here!
We were coming around a corner and headed down a hill when Akasha suddenly blared her horn. There was a car coming the other way that had crossed over into our lane and was coming at us head on. I didn't even have time to realize what was going on by the time it was all over. Akasha honked and swerved to avoid the head on, but the guy still nailed the driver's side.
There was a huge crash and what felt like a total explosion in the car and a lot of crying kids. We pulled off and called 911 immediately and luckily everyone seemed okay, although very shaken up.
The accident happened about 5:00. We didn't get away from the accident scene until close to 7:00. Tow trucks and fireman and policeman, wow, what a circus. I can't even imagine how bad we held up traffic.
The rest of the night we spent at the hospital. Akasha's neck, arm, and shoulder were incredibly sore and she thought her arm might have been fractured. The fire man told me I needed to go to the hospital to make sure the baby was okay... there wasn't a hard hit on my abdomen, but there was enough of a jolt in the car that he said I should get it checked out. The main concern was that the placenta could become unattached from the uterus and cause hemorrhaging or miscarriage. I breathed a huge sigh of relief when the doctor said everything looked totally normal with the baby.
I am feeling so grateful that it wasn't worse that it was and that Akasha was able to react as quickly as she did. It could have been so much worse if we hit that car head on. Akasha's got some freaking quick reactive driving skills, that's all I know for sure.
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