Friday, March 07, 2008

Good, bad, good, bad, etc.

The good news is that the rains stopped long enough for much of the standing water to drain away. The bad news is that we're now replacing rain with snow. There was no snow at 9:00 this morning, but it's been coming down in drifts since then. The roads are a slippery, sloppy mess. They've closed down a stretch of I-70, and I saw four cars off on the six-mile not-that-busy road between here and town. We may get 15 inches by tomorrow night. Now there are probably some readers in the higher latitudes (or altitudes) who scoff at anything less than a good ol' Canadian metre of snow, but we're clearly not set up for it. I think they close schools here if there's a chance of snow in the 5-day forecast. The good news is that e5 can romp and play and burn off some energy. And the other good news is that weather forecasters almost always wildly exaggerate, at least around here...

The other good news is that Lori's hemoglobin has vaulted past the magical homebirth threshold, and her blood pressure is holding steady inside the acceptable range. Coming up on 39 weeks, and All Systems are Go at this point. The bad news is that we may be starting in on a new round of colds. The other bad news is that we may be snowed in for a bit. The good news is we have everything we need. Well, except maybe midwives.

Got all that?


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At 3/08/2008 2:32 PM, Blogger JBTW said...

It's crazy the number of bugs going around these days -- seems like everyone is sick these days. If one person is sick, they just pass it around to everyone else, then get it back again. :(
Get better soon.

At 3/09/2008 9:34 AM, Blogger Wendy said...

Yay! I'm happy for you that you will be able to go ahead with your homebirthing plans. If it makes you feel any more comfortable, my husband actually "delivered" our fifth baby in our bathtub here at our house ... because our midwife didn't get here on time ;).


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