2/2/11

Week of Snow

This weekend the meteorologists were predicting a giant snow/ice storm headed our way. Many people were skeptical but I have come to have full faith in the weathermen.

It seems as technology advances they are correct way more times than they are wrong. I will admit I was once a weatherman skeptic, but now I trust them fully.

So just as predicted Monday night the snow started coming down hard. By Tuesday morning we were completely snowed in.

And I started to panic. I've never before panicked during as now storm. In fact most times I enjoy it, however I've never been pregnant during a snow storm. Tuesday morning when I realized we could not get out of the house, I started freaking out that I was going into labor.

I fully convinced myself that I was having labor symptoms. Minus the whole water breaking thing. I consulted a friend and she thought maybe I was just overreacting. Just maybe.

I think this must be what claustrophobia feels like.

After I decided I was in fact not in labor I enjoyed the rest of the day and was very productive. I was so proud of myself for how productive I was considering a move at a snail's pace. Maybe slower than a snail's pace, a baby snail's pace. Or an elderly snail's pace.

Around 1:30 I got a text that campus would be closed again on Wednesday so I toned down the productiveness a bit because I knew I had another day.

All things were calm until around 9:00 when the power started flickering. However I don't think flickering adequately describes what it was doing. It was going on and off for about 2 hours and would stay off for a good 30 seconds to a minute each time and then come on. It was SO weird and SO annoying.

Also I've mentioned before that I'm scared of the dark, but I guess Luke always thought I was joking. He was honestly shocked at how scared I was to think we might be stuck in our house in the dark all night. Poor Luke was snowed in with me when I had two major freak out's in one day.

Oh well, he's the one that married me!

I really had a meltdown and I might have gotten in the fetal position on the floor. And it wasn't just because I was missing the Real Housewives reunion. That was only part of the reason. The other part was because of the dark. Eek.

I started running around the house trying to find various devices that would produce light but did not require power.

We don't have any candles in our house (long story) and only have one flashlight, but I was saved when I remembered I had this head lamp. Thank you mom for getting this for Luke for Christmas. I have no idea what your reasoning for getting it for him was but it SAVED ME during Snowmagedden 2011!

Luke was much too amused by me wearing this head lamp. I didn't care. I need LIGHT.

Finally after the power had officially been out for around two hours it came back on. I then sang the Doxology (praise God from whom all blessings flow......).

Today (Wednesday) I've been productive once again and then found out around 5:00 that the campus I work at will be closed again tomorrow! I plan to be REALLY productive again tomorrow. I'm loving this days to help me get ready for baby Tree.

Also, sometime in the afternoon I had the grand idea of taking my weekly pregnancy pic outside in the snow.

This resulted in more weekly fights than normal. And apparently I'm the bossiest person Luke has ever met. Rude.

But here I am at 34 weeks today. I've totally messed up my weeks on the blog because I did them the week before. So I don't have a 33 week update.

34 weeks in the snow:
I am getting VERY round. I mean obviously I've been round for awhile, but in just the past couple of days I have really rounded out.

So that is how we have spent the past couple of snow days. Minus a couple of meltdowns and fights over picture taking, it has been a great couple of days!


19 comments:

Rachel said...

I am a little bit jealous. I could SO go for a snow day right now. Just one...or maybe 3!

Also, I have a headlamp. LOVE it. I use it anytime our power goes out.

Carmen said...

What a pretty picture in the SNOW! :)

Nishehe said...

you look gorgeous girl !!!

Immeasurably More Mama said...

You look GORGEOUS! I know the lack of electricity can be frightening but what a blessing to be snowed in with your honey. It's like a stay-at-home babymoon. :)

Jenni said...

What a beautiful picture! And, yay for the power coming back on after a couple of hours! There's nothing worse than being stuck in the dark for days!

The Shabby Princess said...

Stay safe! And warm! It seems like everywhere but my work has been closed--lame! I want snow days!

Whitney said...

You crack me up! I love the headlamp. Brad has one that I use for reading at night. ha!

And I love your snow picture. Beautiful!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

We lost power for about 3 hours one time in high school. I fa-reaked. We had one candle in the house and I deboed that and kept it all for me. I laid down beside it and would not move. My parents might have called me a "drama queen" about 200 times. All that to say, I understand the headlamp girl. I am right there with you!

You really look so good! At 33 weeks I remember thinking how round I looked and then it just kept getting more and more round til the end. You are so tiny still though.. Look at your little legs!

Domestic Goddess said...

the head lamp was a genious idea!!! snow days make me alternate between stir crazy, ocd cleaning moments and pure laziness!

Nicole said...

Beautiful picture!!

Laura said...

I am afraid of the dark too! And I have a headlamp just for this purpose. My headlamp is a dinasour head (yes I'm serious) and it roars! It is brilliant on christmas morning to wake up my siblings with a roaring dinasour head lamp.

Lauren said...

BEAUTIFUL picture!!!! :)

Piper Jacquelyn said...

You look so great at 34 weeks! Wow! And the headlamp is pretty much awesome. I can't believe all the power outages everyone has been dealing with - how scary! We're under a ton of snow, but I guess the power co. is prepared in Nebraska since it's the norm for us to have ice & snow storms - power has been fine! Take care!!

Ashley said...

Oh you are just SO cute! You may or may not feel cute but trust me, you look adorable! I bet baby Eli is growing lots and caused your belly to be so round :) I cannot believe this snow. Good for you for being productive, I have a long to do list but absolutely no motivation! Oh, and I love your arguements with Luke, they sound like the arguements my husband and I get into all the time! :)

Annie said...

you are too cute!! and i love that you were rockin the headlight! haha ;)
i think my tummy is bigger than yours and i'm quite a few weeks behind you! yikes ;)

Megan said...

Love the headlight-- that's too funny! (Why do you all not own candles?) Loving the bump pic!

Wendy said...

I saw you post that pic on Twitter and thought it was so funny! We had a bad ice storm about four years ago and it was horrible - lost power for three days, so I can so relate. You're still looking great! Not much longer now!

the rigdons said...

i'm glad you were productive during all the snow... i did nothing at all!

Jenni said...

You CRACK. ME. UP. That picture of you wearing the headlamp is priceless. PRICELESS, I tell you!!! Hehe!! Round or not, you are super cute. Have a great weekend!!!