I fell in the shower last night.
I've fallen in the shower once before, and I felt pretty stupid then too - but I've never done it while be pregnant. Now I just feel dangerous. I'd just finished taking a bath, was showering my hair and all the sudden I slipped. I don't quite know what happened - I just know that I somehow ended up on my stomach on the floor of the tub. I'm positive that I didn't "land" on my stomach, I just went down and because I continued to slip and slide I eventually ended up face down.
Paul was in the other room and heard me fall, ran in, and helped me roll over. I sat on the floor of the tub for awhile, shampoo still in my hair and dripping into my eyes, trying to feel some pain somewhere. I felt pain in my left knee, in some of my toes on my right foot, and in my bum on my left side - but I didn't feel any pain in my stomach. After struggling to stand up, I rinsed the shampoo out of my hair - with Paul standing in the bathroom keeping watch - and got out & dried off. Paul wanted to call the doctor, but I knew that I wouldn't actually be able to talk to the doctor - I'd get his answering service and they'd just tell me if I was concerned to go to the ER like last time. I suggested I call my sister instead and ask her opinion. She thought what I thought, since I didn't feel I'd hurt Evy I should just relax for awhile and feel for pain or stillness. She explained that I should feel some kicking soon, and that I should feel at least ten good kicks within an hour.
So we lied in bed a bit and waited, anxiously, for her to move. It was like watching water boil. The stress and worry I was feeling was frustrating because I knew that her being so calm after one of my baths was common! Plus, while I was reading my breastfeeding book in the bathtub, she was kicking so hard that I had to stop resting the book on my belly because I kept loosing my place in the paragraph so I thought that perhaps she was just tired. But Paul wasn't satisfied with my explanations, and so I suggested I eat some ice cream - cold & sugary is something a lot of people suggest to get babies kicking. Once I was done with the ice cream I insisted that we sit out on the couch because whenever I sit in a specific position on the couch I always feel her kicking very well.
Whether it was the ice cream or the position change, I'm not sure, but within the hour she was kicking up a storm again and we calmed down. I'm going to call my doctor today and make sure there isn't something I should be looking for - but since I feel her kicking consistently and I don't have any pain in my stomach and I'm not passing any blood vaginally - I feel that I avoided a disaster.