Family Photo - St. Simons Island

Family Photo - St. Simons Island

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Baby O is Okay After the Car Accident! :)

Camera Shy Baby O at 23 Weeks and 6 Days

Baby O tries to suck her thumb.

Baby O looks like she has a microphone!

Baby O's little hand.

Baby O's foot. That's her heel on the top right.

We feel so thankful that our little Baby O is okay after my car accident on Saturday. I went to the paranatologist today, so we got to see Baby O at 23 weeks and 6 days. During the ultrasound, the doctor now placed my estimated due date at August 9th. It was August 12th! (If that means anything.) If it keeps changing, I won't even make it to the first day of school. I have a wonderful video tape of our baby playing peek-a-boo behind her hands. The doctor said she was totally fine. She has a good heartrate, and she has good blood-flow through her umbilical cord. She now weighs 1 pound, 7 ounces. Last time we were there at 18 weeks, she weighed 9 ounces. It's just amazing to see how much she has grown. Over the past few days, she has been pretty quiet, but that ultrasound got her moving. Good luck detecting her face under her hands below!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Car Accidents Stink

I know that accidents happen. I am just very frustrated right now. Protecting Baby O has been my number 1 goal since we found out she was bobbing around inside me. So, I am driving down Barnett Shoals Road this morning, taking a detour to satisfy my hash-brown craving, when I smash my car. I was driving in the right lane, and a car was going to turn left from the left lane next to me. I am minding the speed-limit, when a car comes out-of-nowhere, turning across infront of me. I hit them going 40 MPH. I would not be surprised if the individual to my left had "waved them on." The car on my left was out-of-there. I don't even think I had time to put on the brakes. I just thought, "This can't be happening." My only thought right after was, "My baby, my baby!" I said, "I have to go to the hospital." My St. Christopher medal had shot off the the visor and lodged between the wind-shield and the dashboard. I know he was watching over me. The police were there quickly, and the EMS came to check me out. I called David who was deejaying the Catholic Center Human Race 5K, and he dropped everything to get to me. My poor car. The driver's side front is crumpled up. I managed to back it onto a street. Then it got towed. I took off the front fender of the late 80's model white buick I hit. They managed to drive away after all was said and done. I went to Athens Regional Hospital, and they took good care of me. (I am never going to the St. Mary's ER again. BAD.) I was in quickly, the doctor checked me out and did an ultrasound while checking the baby's heart. She was happy and entertained in her amniotic sack. Yay for that! I am just very, very sore right now. Fr. Tom even came to the ER- so did David's step-brother. That was so nice of them. My neck and back are sore, and my right thumb hurts the most. I think that all the weight of my upper body got caught on my thumb which caught on the steering wheel. I was so scared. I feel so blessed that our baby is okay. She is all I was worried about.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dancing Baby

I have to say that this baby knows how to move. I can't help but wonder what she is thinking. I think that she just wants to party the second things get quiet. Sounds a lot like her father! David and I can both feel a tight bump near my belly button sometimes when I lay down. He pokes it and says, "That's weird!" Then he pokes the same spot and says, "Where did it go?" I don't think she likes to be poked!