I feel like the QUEEN of prodromal labor, as I've been experiencing it since Christmas day (which I do realize, Tara, is nowhere near your 12 days yet!) I was getting very irritated at it until my mw reminded me that every part of this process has its purpose. In my case, she thinks these many, many contractions have served to move the baby right into position before my cervix begins to dialate. I think she's right, as now the baby is SO low that I am finally having some pelvic discomfort. So, ok, I can accept that. As long as something productive is going on.
Sorry about hitting the deer. That happened to me about ten years ago and it was sad and hard. I am glad you are ok from it.