1/19/11

Crazy End to the Weekend

This weekend ended on a crazy note.


Sunday night I was in a car wreck on the highway. I had run to the store to get several items and ended up spending the rest of the night in the hospital. Thankfully I'm ok, the other person was ok and our sweet baby Eli is just fine.

I've tried to think back on various events in my life and I think this might have been the scariest thing I have ever been through. The fact that I am pregnant made it 100 times scarier.

After the wreck, I called Luke to let him know what happened and to come meet me. I then took to Twitter and asked my friends to be praying for Eli. I was just so worried about him. Later Luke told me he couldn't believe I thought to tweet in that moment, he wasn't upset just couldn't believe it crossed my mind. It crossed my mind because I knew there were prayer warriors that would honestly and fervently pray for Eli in that moment. I am so beyond thankful for the friendships I have made and for the people who prayed in that moment. There is a peace that comes from that, that cannot be described.

While waiting on Luke and the cops to get there I couldn't stop thinking about Eli and praying that he would move just a bit so I would know he was ok in there. I remember being told that sometimes drinking orange juice will get your baby moving around. I had just bought a gallon of OJ at the store (so random), so I got in my car and tore open that gallon and started chugging it like nobody's business. I needed to feel my baby move.

Eventually Luke showed up, and the highway patrol man showed up, we got everything squared away and Luke and I took off to the hospital.

We were there for about 5 hours and they monitored Eli's heartbeat the entire time and monitored me to make sure I wasn't having contractions. From the moment they hooked up the doppler they said Eli's heartbeat was strong and he was doing excellent. Praise the Lord. Such sweet words. They wanted to continue to monitor me for several hours though and I was just fine with that.

My poor husband was so so so sick and fell asleep almost immediately after we were told that Eli was just fine. I felt so bad for him that he was so sick. Here is my little snuggle bug in the hospital room: Doesn't he look so comfy? I definitely didn't look that comfy.


I couldn't sleep (imagine that, my adrenaline was still going strong) so I was forced to watch the 4 channels the hospital offered. There was NOTHING on TV except for some infomercials and some channel about newborn babies, which I thought was ironic considering I was pregnant, until I remembered I was in the maternity wing at a hospital. Not so ironic. Around 2:30 I found an episode of The Hill's. God Bless Lauren and Brody and their "reality" show.

Around 3:00 Dear John came on, I have wanted to watch that movie for awhile so I was glad to be occupied by some cheesy love story. P.S. that boy in that movie is cute.

And I'm so glad I have now recapped what I watched on TV in the hospital. Clearly somebody is a little TV obsessed.

Around 4:00am we were released from the hospital. Even though it was a long night, I loved listening to that little heartbeat for several hours. It was in the 140- 150's all night. And I'm talking about Eli's heartbeat not Luke's, I just listened to him snore all night. He doesn't usually snore but the sickness has caused the snoring.

When we got home Luke went to the guest room to sleep, trying to keep the sickness away from me and I just sat in bed for a bit before falling asleep.

My mind was racing and I eventually had to consciously shut my mind down. I praised the Lord for his protection and asked him to calm my mind, and then I fell asleep.

I am so thankful for the Lord's protection and don't doubt it for one moment.

I already had Monday off of work because of MLK day and Luke was way too sick to go to work so we just relaxed on Monday. I was very glad I had Monday off.

We are still praying that Eli stays put in my belly for the appropriate amount of time. Apparently in an effort to scare the HECK out of me, the nurses told me to watch for signs of contractions and labor, so we are praying that God would keep that little guy safe and put.

So that is the story of how I got into a car wreck at 7 months pregnant, not exactly something I would suggest.

And thank you to everybody who prayed that night, it was comforting!

44 comments:

Meredith and Wes said...

Wow, how scary that must have been for you and Luke. SO glad you and Baby Eli are okay! I will be praying for you daily.

{N} Jones said...

So glad to hear that you and baby Eli are doing well! How incredibly scary! Getting in a wreck is one of my biggest fears, especially because I live in IA and it's winter. I will begin praying for you and your sweet baby boy!

Kate said...

So thankful you and Eli are alright!! And I hope Luke is feeling much better!

Jenni said...

Oh my GOSH!! My heart skipped a beat when I read your opening paragraph here!! So glad you and the little one are ok. Goodness gracious. That must have been terrifying. I'll say a prayer that everything will continue to be a-ok in baby department!

Ps-when my stepdad recently had seizures and had to be rushed to the ER, the first thing I did was ask Twitter for prayers. I TOTALLY get it.

The Shabby Princess said...

I'm so glad that y'all were ok and what a blessing that it happened on Sunday night when you had off work the next day. Ok, that didn't sound great--you know what I meant.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you and Eli are okay. I know how upset I get when I encounter bad drivers right now and usually scream something to the effect of, "DON'T YOU KNOW I'M PREGNANT!?" No, no they don't. I need to settle. I prayed for you guys and will continue to do so. You're getting close! :)

-Lauren said...

So glad you are ok. Scary stuff. I will pray that the little man stays in there nice and warm and snug!

d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh, Megan!! I am so glad you are both okay!! God is good :)

On a side note, my mom was in a car accident when she was 7 months pregnant with me. She ended up breaking two ribs. Which didn't heal because I was kickin' away at them for two more months. She said she had to turn the radio off in the car and at home because I would dance to Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul and she would just cry from the pain of it, haha! Whoops :)

The LaJeunesse Family said...

HAPPY ya'll are safe! I can't imagine how scary that was, but I'm glad it's all over for you!

Erin said...

Oh, dear! I'm so happy to hear that you and Eli are okay. God was protecting you and the baby Sunday night, no doubt!

Brown Girl said...

I really need to get a twitter! I'm so glad everything is ok and that baby Eli is doing great. I can't even imagine how scared you must have been.

Whitney said...

Glad you and baby are ok!! Prayer is a powerful thing.

Kristin said...

Bless your heart!! I'm so glad you & Eli are ok. Hoping he stays exactly where he's supposed to for the time being!

In this wonderful life... said...

so glad you are okay! I can imagine how scary!! I'm scared all the time about car wrecks. I kept checking twitter for updates from you..glad all is okay!! xo

Courtney said...

Praise GOD that you and Eli are ok!! One of my biggest fears in life is getting in a car accident and I can't imagine how scared I would be if I were pregnant. So happy that God protected you and your little one.

Kim said...

So scary!!! Glad you and baby are okay! The power of prayer is great.

Speaking of twitter I tried to follow you and it won't let me. Could you add me or something? Redheadkimie <----twitter name

Kristen said...

my goodness that is so scary! so glad you and little Eli are ok!! prayer is a powerful thing :)

Love Being a Nonny said...

Praise the Lord! My daughter was in a car wreck at seven months also. That baby girl is now age three and all was well. But it sure is scary when you are going through it!!! So glad you and Eli are doing great!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Praise God! There is really nothing else to say except that simple phrase that means so much.

Lauren said...

I am so, so thankful y'all are okay Megan!!!!!!!!!

Meredith - proud mom of THREE! said...

After your tweet, I got all panick-y for you. Glad your little man is safe and snug. Oh, and Channing Tatum is totally cute. Hes also in that movie, Step Up. And he married his co-star. Random, I know.

Melissa said...

I'm glad you thought to tweet because we all would want to be able to pray for you and Eli. I'm so glad that everything was fine and that both of you are ok!

Lauren said...

honey!!! take care of yourself! praying for you and mr. eli! ...and i am gonna follow you on twitter!!

Jess said...

I'm so glad that both of you are ok!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

So glad you and Eli are both ok! I was in a car accident when I was 6 months pregnant with Sophia (last summer) so I can completely relate with the terror that comes with being pregnant and going through something like that. I didn't drive for a few weeks after that other than to go the grocery store!

"The Mrs." said...

So glad to hear you are ok, Praise the Lord!

petrii said...

Megan,
I saw the Tweet the next day. Oh my I HAVE to start checking more often, but I did pray for you and am so glad that Eli and you are ok and sounds like Luke is on the mend. Hope you manage to stay flu-free.

Love you friend,
Dawn

Jen Hammer said...

I just started following you, but I read this and my heart was racing. I'm so glad you and your precious baby are ok. God is so good.

Alex and Jill said...

I can only imagine how scary it was...I always feared of being in wreck when pregnant with Amelia. Now I fear of being in one with her in the car with me! Literally have to give that child back to God on a daily basis. Ya know, since she's HIS and all. :)

So happy you and Eli are okay and I'll continue to pray that he stays put for awhile longer!!

Stolen by Mullen said...

wow....glad everyone is ok! Keep that baby in there as long as he can! :)

Lindsay and Adam Doty said...

Soooo glad you and Baby Eli are okay!!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

So terrifying but I'm SO glad you are OK and Eli is still cooking away. What a crazy Sunday!!

Praying that Eli stays put!!

Kristin said...

SO glad to hear you both are okay!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I am so glad that y'all are both safe and doing fine. I can only imagine how scary that was!

Kristina said...

So glad that you are okay!

Greta said...

So glad you are both ok! I know how freaked out you must've been.

Hope you and your hubby are feeling 100% real soon!

girlinnw said...

I'm so glad to hear you are okay! I would have been terrified!

Mrs. Bear said...

So happy that the Lord was protecting you and your baby.

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

What a scary thing to have happen to you at 7 months pregnant! Yikes! I'm so glad to hear that everything is ok and Eli is still in there where he belongs for a few more weeks.

Rachel said...

First of all, I am SO glad that you and Eli are both safe and sound. I can't imagine the fear you felt on Sunday night!

Also glad that Luke is feeling better. Sick husbands are quite pathetic. At least that's how mine behaves!

Lastly...I watched Dear John on our flight to Europe. It was definitely cheesy. But I'm sure it was just what you needed in the wee morning hours!

Cindy said...

I just read this. So glad that you both are okay!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Megan, I am so sorry you had to go through that! and I am so glad that you and Eli are ok! I will pray that he stays his cute little self put until it's time! I hope Luke is feeling better too. Big hugs!

Mrs. Bennett said...

I was in a pretty bad car accident almost a year ago. My car was wrecked and I got a concussion. Driving has never been the same for me, and it wasn't even that serious! I'm a really nervous and anxious driver, and there are times when I've been known to scream "safety!" while my husband is driving. It hasn't completely gone away for me, but as time goes on, it does get better. So, maybe, there's hope for us after all?

Amanda said...

I was in a car accident myself at 33 weeks pregnant- totalled my car out when I hit the logs on the back of a log truck. I wasn't hurt but scared out of my mind until my husband took me to the hospital and I was monitored for 4 hours. My baby boy Lee was fine- strong heartbeat the entire time. But it was truly the scariest thing I have ever been through.

Glad you and your little man were safe after your wreck. I sympathize completely with your story!!