LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 29, 2016 (UPI) — Kristin Cavallari is feeling grateful after her car crash last week.
The 29-year-old designer reflected on the accident Wednesday on Instagram after being hospitalized for the Jan. 21 crash in Chicago. Cavallari suffered minor injuries, including a dislocated elbow, and was unable to hold her 2-month-old daughter Saylor because of her arm.
“I dislocated my elbow in a car accident last week and because of that, and everything else I’ve been through in the past couple months, I have such an appreciation for life,” the star wrote. “I am so thankful it wasn’t worse, and more importantly that my babies weren’t with me.”
“My arm hurts like a [expletive] but I’m thankful because I have my arm!” she added. “Shot my spring shoe look book today and even though I could barely move my arm, I am forever grateful for being here to shoot it.”
Cavallari followed up the next day by posting a photo of herself holding Saylor for the first time since the crash, writing, “Morning snuggles with my girl. First time I’ve been able to hold her by myself in a week. #GirlsTrip #LA.”
In addition to the crash, Cavallari recently dealt with the death of her older brother, Michael Cavallari. He went missing in Utah shortly after Thanksgiving, and his body was discovered outside in southern Utah on Dec. 10. He was 30 years old.
“We want to thank everyone for their love, support and prayers during this very difficult time,” the star said at the time. “This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all. We kindly ask everyone please respect our privacy during our time of grieving.”
Cavallari and husband Jay Cutler welcomed Saylor on Nov. 23 and are also parents to 3-year-old son Camden and 20-month-old son Jax. The designer came to fame on MTV reality series Laguna Beach and The Hills, while Cutler is quarterback for the Chicago Bears.