I’ll start by saying the 4 of us are absolutely fine.
Yesterday I had the wind knocked out of me though – a moment that made me realise (yet again) how your precious world can change in a split second.
Bubba and I had gone to visit her grandma to borrow her kitchen scale. Why? Because mine decided not to work and Bubba is 1 this Saturday (I know right, where did that time go?) so there is a lot of baking going on! I probably could have just bought a new scale, but for me that would be an all day task – I’m very particular about my kitchen items. And yesterday I didn’t have all day.
Bubba’s grandma lives on a very busy street with lots of traffic – and quite often that traffic goes by at some speed.
I was carrying Bubba in the Baby Bjorn pouch – because she’s still light enough and I love having her so close – and she was facing forward. As I stepped off the kerb behind my car, I tripped on a rug someone had left on the kerb and fell forward. Onto the road. The busy road.
In that instant between vertical and horizontal, I managed to flip myself around so that I landed on my back and Bubba was on top of me. In the instant when I realised she was on top of me, I also realised we were lying on the road. The busy road. Way too close to the lane with cars zooming by.
Luckily Bubba’s grandma was standing there with us and helped us up and into the car. A bloody knee, a bruised right hip, a rotten headache and a back ache (which the osteo said this morning needs a bit of panel beating but will be fine) for mumma. Bubba doesn’t have a scratch.
She does, however, have an extra stockpile of love. I barely put her down all afternoon.
Thank you to our Guardian Angel (her grandpa) for looking after us. Because we know too well, life can alter in a split second.