An Accident


As some of you know I was in an accident on Wednesday. I was rear ended by a girl who was not paying attention and it really freaked me out. I personally was not hurt, other than some whiplash, a sore back and a scrap on my knee but it was the first time I have been in this type of situation (thank goodness) where I felt instantly I was a mom. You really dont care about whats going on with you and just want to make sure the baby is ok. Its funny looking back now because my mom was actually in the car in front of me and you can tell that is instantly what she was feeling towards me (and of course grandbaby). We spent the whole rest of the night at the hospital, first in the er and then up in the womens center being monitored. Once we got to the hospital, I don’t know if it was all the adrenaline or that I was surrounded by my mom and Kev but I knew everything was going to be ok. Then yesterday came and I had a break down freaking out about what if something had happened, what if they missed something and she is hurting or not ok inside my belly. All the sudden the world seemed so scary and it took me by surprise.

Honestly I was really upset yesterday. I don’t know if its because we are getting so close, or that I am just way over tired but I am just over thinking everything. I know I need to slow down. I can not keep up like a non pregnant lady but I have been trying and I think I have been doing a pretty good job but its taking a major toll. Its a very hard pill for me to swallow. I am not someone who sits and relaxes very easily. I am always doing something and wanting to go on adventures somewhere. I know that doesn’t need to stop but I need to not push it past my limit. I am pretty sure I know what that limit is but I never like to tell anyone because I dont want to be the pregnant girl who is making everyone go home early or have to do anything to help me. I want to do everything myself.

Anyways, I am taking today to relax and enjoy some much needed creative time. The computer is going off. The music is going on. I have some necklaces I want to make and some sewing of cute soft things for the baby girl to do. I can not wait for Kev to come home tonight. I am looking at this framed letterpressed picture he has next to his computer, its such a good motto in our house because its just so true… “Your Love Saves my Day.” His love does save my day, any bad day he makes it seem better. He is my rock. His little pep talk and supportive words last night totally changed my frame of mind. Sometimes thats all you need. Someone who loves you to tell you everything is ok.


We bought the print off etsy here

Well I wish everyone a happy weekend. Take time this weekend to spend it with loved ones. Its a good way to feel refreshed and fix perspectives on life. Love is good! I am going to stay off my phone and computer as much as possible to really enjoy all the small things this weekend has to offer.

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4. New outfits
5. An I’d Wear that full of things I’d love to be wearing this summer if I was not pregnant.
6. A recap of the LOFT Holiday Preview Party in NYC

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  1. I’m so glad you and the baby are okay!! I had no clue about the accident – I guess I’ve been in my own world. I think a day off is a good idea – car accidents, no matter how small, are scary! I was in a car accident in high school – I was in the backseat of a car, and we were stopped, waiting to make a left turn when a car rear-ended us going 50 MPH! I’ve never gotten over that, and I still watch my review mirror like a hawk when I’m stopped on a road. Eee! Have fun today, and snuggle up with Ken!

  2. dear jen,
    these feelings are totally normal. and they are only the beginning! mother’s love is endless and powerful. just let yourself revel in it. being “too worried” is your job now. you are going to be the most wonderful mother! (you already are)

  3. Jen,

    I’m so sorry you were in an accident! I’m glad you and the wee one are all right! I’m sending you good wishes from D.C. Relaxing can be difficult but at least your hands can stay busy with crafts!

    You’re an inspiration every day.


    Sarah Yvonne

  4. Jen,

    Its okay to be scared….and its okay to have your downtime…enjoy it and all the best with the pregnancy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is so scary and I’m so glad you and the babe are ok! It is going to be a beautiful sunny summer weekend, perfect for getting offline and enjoying what you have. รขโ„ขยฅ

  6. When I saw your twitter, I was very worried at first but you said you were fine, so thank goodness. After reading this whole post, I realized if this had been me – I would have reacted the same way. A lot of people would. It’s hard to be super woman all the time and sometimes being super is admitting you are human. I hope on your last weeks you will take it easy…relaxing and being at home is awesome! Anyway, I’m glad everyone is okay and I love the etsy print! I definitely need to buy some new stuff for my new apartment (the walls are still bare). Have a good weekend :]

  7. I am so happy you and baby are ok! What a horrible feeling. I was in a car accident last month where I totaled my car. My very first reaction was to worry about my little baby. I didn’t even care once if I was ok, I just cared about the baby. Luckily, God made our bodies perfectly to protect our little ones!!
    Get plenty of rest and time with your love! Feel better.

  8. Jen, my heart skipped a beat when I read on twitter that you had been in an accident. I was in a serious accident last week and I know how scary that can be, but I can’t even imagine how you must have been feeling! I am SO glad that you and the baby are ok. Taking some time for yourself is the best idea, you absolutely deserve it. Reading your baby posts these past months has been such a joy, it is so clear that you are going to be a wonderful mother. Enjoy your “you” time ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. So glad everything is ok with you and your little one. Have a very productive day and wonderful weekend!

  10. Glad that all is well with you and your little one! Hope that you all have a great weekend!

  11. you are supposed to be taking a break my dear, not blogging! jeesh! I told some of my friends about your accident, you have a very concerned and supportive faction of friends-you’ve-never-met in Beverly!

    I’m glad you’re feeling better, have a fun (and relaxing) weekend!

  12. So glad you and baby are ok. I am always shy about commenting but had to tell you how worries I was the other night to see you were in an accident on twitter. I love your blog and find your growing family inspiring. Don’t worry about being scared or slowing down a bit. You deserve it. You’ll have new adventures everyday with your little one. Ok enough rambling.

  13. Oh! I forgot to tell you my boyfriend and I have the same print! Love it!

  14. Jen!! So glad you and the baby are ok. So scary. I saw Punky’s tweets. Glad everything is alright. <3

  15. katie •

    happy to read you and the baby girl (and your mom!) are ok ๐Ÿ™‚ love love love that print – it rings so true <3

  16. So glad to hear that you and the little one are safe, happy and healthy and i did done go and get my ‘click on’ for you too!


  17. I’m so sorry to hear about your accident, but I’m glad you’re okay. Have a relaxing weekend!

  18. Jen,

    I am so happy you and the baby are ok and I can’t wait for her joyful delivery! You’re going to be a great mom, I know it!!!


  19. glad everything is ok. its funny my mom always says you never know the love a parent especially a mother has for their children until you are a parent but as i am getting older i have come to understanding an inclining of it. nevertheless you seem like a lovely person who has surrounded herself with loving people. enjoy your creative time!

  20. Oh, I am so glad you and your sweet baby girl are ok. I can only imagine how scary that must have been. I’m so glad your mom and Kev were right there with you!

    Definitely pamper yourself and rest up! You are worth it and deserve a mini break- everyday.

    I hope someday we can all enjoy a champagne picnic together!!!

    Lulu Letty

  21. Glad you’re okay Jen, that must’ve been really scary. My boss was rear-ended by a pregnant lady some months ago. There were just some scratches on their cars but he spent about an hour trying to calm her down, it’s normal you’d be worried about your baby girl. Have a nice weekend!

  22. so scary.. and a total reality check. i’m so sorry that that happened to you. i’m glad you and the baby are ok. (for the most part) i’m also glad to hear that you are taking some time for yourself. enjoy your day and try not to stress. someone was looking over you and will continue to do so. xo -karrie

  23. Claire •

    Jen, I am a long time lurker and this is my first time to comment. Your blog is an inspiration and I have loved following the story of your baby girl and life with kev. So glad you are ok, take all the time you need and enjoy it x Claire, Dublin Ireland

  24. How scary!! So glad you and baby are OK! Kev sounds like such a good husband– there is nothing better or more soothing than a husband telling his wife, “Everything is going to be okay”. It’s the best thing in the world. Hope your enjoying your relaxing day off ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Clair •

    Sooo glad to hear you are doing well. It is important that you take these last moments of you time for you and Kev since you are going to have a little one coming soon!

  26. Sarah •

    I’m so glad to hear you and the baby are okay… but that doesn’t make the accident any less scary. Take as much time as you need to relax and take care of yourself. Your readers are thinking of you!

  27. yikes, how frightening…glad you are okay…

    the latter part of pregnancy sometimes does require a slow-down…but you won’t be pregnant forever! once the baby comes, you’ll be able to include her on your adventures…getting out and about with your little one is a wonderful way to fulfill your adventurous spirit and to let her experience all the sights and sounds of the outside world…

  28. So sorry! That’s not pleasant at all. I totally would have been just as worried, but I am sure everything is is fine. Glad you and baby are ok. Glad you have a rock in your life.

  29. I’m so glad to hear you are OK! I can’t even imagine what that must have been like… mother’s instinct kicking in. This is a little different, but we lost a close family friend this week. Whenever something like that happens I can’t stop thinking about the people I love and how important they are to me, and how I couldn’t imagine my life without them. It’s like a wave of love washes over you and you feel so blessed to have them in your life, and so protective of them. I am guessing that wave is just a small swell compared to what you have felt for your baby. Coming from another stranger who cares – I am so glad everything is OK and hope you relax and take it easy as much as you can!

  30. Hey Jen,

    So glad that you and baby girl are okay. I think it’s a great idea to shut down the computer and focus on things that matter.

    You look amazing, girl! I’ve been so excited for you since I saw you in HI and heard your fabulous news! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great *unplugged* weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. Glad you are both okay! You definitely deserve some rest…you’re almost there! Thank you for the reminder to unplug and realize what’s most important. Here’s to a relaxing weekend!

  32. aww its good that you’re ok. its a horrible feeling, the noise and the crunching sound makes u feel sick!


  33. I echo your other commentors in being relieved that you and baby are okay! Hope you have a restful weekend.

  34. After hearing about that other blogger who recently died in the car accident, this is too scary. It makes you appreciate every day. Glad you & baby girl are okay.

  35. I’m so sorry you went through that, but am very glad you’re okay and that Kev has been a great support throughout the scary experience!

  36. aw Jen I am so sorry about the car accident. I am SO glad you and the baby girl are ok though. It’s totally understandable that you’d be shaken up. I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend! xoxo

  37. Oh my goodness, I am so, so glad you’re fine – what a scary experience to go through for you and for your baby girl. Best wishes for your calm weekend and I’m excited for what’s to come next week ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Oh gracious! My heart was in my throat as I read this! I’m so glad everyone is recovering well. Please enjoy your weekend and I hope you find some peace.

  39. I am so glad you are okay, Jen! I adore your blog and have had you on my feed for about a year now! Oh man! Time is flying! I hope you are able to relax and enjoy your weekend with your wee one and your boy ๐Ÿ™‚ And I just voted like a mofo all over for you, too! Best of luck! <3

  40. Wow, so glad that you and the baby are alright…hopefully you can get some much needed rest this weekend….:-) Sleep, sleep, and more sleep…:-)

  41. I’m so sorry to hear about your accident! I’m glad that you and your baby girl are OK. Taking it easy is probably a really good idea…sounds like life has caught up with you a little. Take care!

  42. What a frightening experience! Thank God you and the baby are okay! Hang in there, I think taking it easy is a wonderful idea.

  43. I remember seeing all the tweets and wondered what happened! So glad to hear that everything is okay. I know what you mean about wanting to just go-go-go. Relaxing is hard to do sometimes but we totally need it, especially you, mama!

  44. um, i love you and your mom and granbabby.

  45. oh Jen, how scary!! I’m so glad to hear that you’re ok. It’s expected that you’re going to go through some rough patches when you’re pregnant, and it’s definitely ok to take some time for yourself and your baby girl.

  46. Oh gosh, I can see how that would have been upsetting! I am so glad you and the baby are okay, and I do encourage you to take as much time to relax as you need. Believe me, you will be thankful you did when that little one arrives! Take care. ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. You say you need to slow down and relax, then practically in the same breath you lay out a massive agenda for next week. Take it easy, mama! No one will hold it against you if you take some time for yourself.

    PS. Glad you’re okay after the accident!

  48. Thank goodness you’re ok. I can only imagine how you felt and I think it was completly natural for you to react like that.

  49. Jessica •

    Hi Jen, So glad to hear that you’re okay! Take the time you need to relax – you deserve it. All will be better with a little quiet time (and love).

  50. Hi Jen – I am a new reader of your blog. I just found it the other day. I just read this and just wanted to quickly leave you a message and say I hope that you are feeling a bit better. I had an accident a couple of months ago when a lady went through a giveway sign and ran into the side of my car. It spun my car and I instantly burst into tears and rang my dad. I was nervous whenever I drove for the next few weeks. I can’t imagine what I would have been like if that happened while I was pregnant. Hopefully some relaxation time will get you feeling better again. Kat

  51. Caitlin •

    This is random but … I am not sure if you have heard of rue la la but they have Petunia Pickle bottom stuff on their shop today. Those baby bags that you showed are on sale for 199. Still expensive but less than 398 ๐Ÿ™‚ Just thought I would let you know!!

    Love reading your blog!

  52. Oh honey you poor thing. I was so worried when I heard about your accident, and i’m just so relieve you and baby girl are ok. I know how incredibly upset and stressed out you must have been… I think you’re going to be such a great mom. I wish I could say the worrying over your kids goes away, because it doesn’t – but please take comfort in knowing that the way you feel is completely normal! When my daughter was born I asked my mom how on earth I was going get by without constantly freaking out about my kids – there are so many things that could happen to them. She told me that one day she realised she couldn’t protect us all the time, so she would just stop and pray and have faith that God was looking after us. And that’s what I do for my kids now… otherwise I’d be insane with worry always!!!
    I hope you had a really relaxing weekend my friend! xoxo

  53. I am so glad you and the baby are safe! What a scary thing to experience so close to 40 weeks …

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