The ice storm definitely put a damper on the homecoming. I honestly didn't think it would be as bad as it was. The meterologist here are notorious for getting the weather wrong, so I thought the ice storm coming was no exception. Well, they nailed this one on the head, plus some. It is the worst storm I've seen since 2000, and may even be worse for this region. Where we live, we received about 1.5 inches of ice, and a good generous dusting of snow. Everything has finally melted off today, and thankfully some of our trees decided to be kind and pop back to their original positions. The rest of the area is not so lucky; driving to my prenatal appointment on Friday, I was aghast at some of the area. It literally looks like a war zone, with huge trees snapped in half.The actual ice itself is a wonder to behold, and reminds me a lot of the Chronicles of Narnia movie where everything is frozen. As I crested the hill towards the hospital and overlooked the city, it literally looked like the evil witch had frozen our entire area. There was not an area untouched by freezing rain. It is amazing, but also a but sombering as you realize the vast amount of people that are without power and no where to go. Thankfully my aunt and uncle housed us for a night after our power had been out for more than a day. I realized being pregnant and just eating sandwiches don't mix very well! We are now safe at home, and happy to report that none of our 300+ pounds of meat was not lost, as my aunt and uncle also housed our perishibles for us! Whew!
As far as pregnancy updates, I still feel fine. I kinda have to chuckle to myself when people ask how I feel. Other than feeling enormously bloated all the time, I feel great. I actually LOVE being pregnant, and just have to smile when I feel (and see) Brayden kicking. It's such an amazing experience and I am so grateful God allowed me to be able to experience everything about it (yes, even the yucky stuff I hated going through, or the stuff I am still dreading). My prenatal appointment went well on Friday. I passed my 3 hour glucose screening, so I am off the hook there. Brayden is measuring a bit small for my due date (although I already know that she is a week off anyway, because I KNOW when we conceived), so they scheduled an ultrasound for 2 weeks at my next appointment. I was a bit nervous at first, but have since gotten over it and just trying to relax. The midwife (my doc was in emergency surgery at the time of my appointment so I had to see someone else) said that it's just precautionary, that his heartbeat is really strong and if I am feeling movement it is OK... she just would rather be safe than sorry, and wants to check and make sure all of my fluid levels and stuff are ok. So, pray for me in 2 weeks, and I will update you when that appointment comes.