Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Still Here

Well, I'm alive. And I'm lucky to be alive. Seriously. 2 weeks ago I was involved in a horrible car accident. I have been slowly recuperating--and am going to be ok. I will write more later but right now it is still a little hard to digest. Even after 2 weeks. I've never been in a car accident more serious than being rear-ended at an intersection. I've never even had a speeding ticket. But for some reason, on August 28th, (pregnancy? fatigue? low blood sugar? inner ear infection? all of the above?) I blacked out on the highway and swerved into oncoming traffic at 50 miles per hour. Crash. Thanks to the concussion I remember nothing. The driver of the other car and the passenger are ok but did suffer some minor injuries. I feel awful.

The good news: Not exactly the way I wanted to see my baby's heartbeat for the first time, but in the emergency room, they did an ultrasound and at exactly 6 weeks, I saw my baby's heartbeat. I made it through the weekend, and on the following Monday called my OB's office. I was freaked out about the severity of the accident, and my pregnancy symptoms seemed scarce. They got me in the same day--my friend drove me to his office, and I hobbled in there on my crutches. I was relieved to see baby again measuring right on time with a strong heart beat.

Next ultrasound is scheduled for Sept. 17th. My pregnancy symptoms come and go so of course I am neurotic. Last time we found out at our 8 week ultrasound there was no heartbeat. But I'd never seen the heartbeat to begin with, so I'll never know if it was there and then stopped, or if it was just a blighted ovum and it never existed. I try to keep reminding myself that I've seen the heartbeat twice, and the chances are VERY good that every thing will be fine. (But I'd feel better if my pregnancy symptoms were stronger). I am 8 weeks tomorrow.

12 comments:

Heather said...

I'm glad you are okay--and that the baby is fine. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Lavender Luz said...

Wow. Harrowing. I'm so glad things are OK for both of you.

Here's to continued healing and strong heartbeats.

luna said...

oh no, frenchie! I am so sorry to hear about your accident. really hope you are ok. so glad baby is doing well. you must have been terrified. take it easy, my friend. thinking of you.

Bee Cee said...

So glad you are ok. Well you have certainly got a good story to tell your baby when he/she gets older!

Alexicographer said...

How utterly terrifying. I am so glad you are both OK. And while, obviously, it's unfortunate that anyone (thinking here of the people in the other vehicle) was injured at all ... I am glad things were not worse.

callmemama said...

Here from LFCA - So glad you're okay and the little one is okay too :). Will be keeping you in my thoughts for continued good news on your next ultrasound!.
Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Just me said...

Oh Frenchie! How scary! I'm glad you are okay.

Anonymous said...

How terrifying! I am so glad that you and baby are both doing well!
elizabeth

Cassandra said...

Here from LFCA...

So scary. Glad that you and the little one are alright, as well as the people in the other car!

Good Egg Hunting said...

Oh my goodness -- I am so happy that you and your baby are okay. I wish you a speedy recovery in every way and hope that you continue to get good news.

ASP said...

So happy you're safe and okay! I'm here from a friend of a friend's friend's blog ;) Anyway, I haven't visited your blog since you and hubby were considering going to an RE and I am SO ecstatic that you are pregnant (on "your own" to boot!)! How incredibly exciting! I love random great news like this! Congrats!

Kami said...

How scary! Hope you are doing well these days.