Our power was restored last night! We can now start thinking about meeting this baby. I’m now over 40 weeks and still feeling well. I’m still exercising but will start taking it a little easier as needed.
Yesterday, I knew I did too much. The big drain was doing laundry at the laundromat, after working out twice earlier in the day. Laundry never seems so difficult, but getting the clothes down the stairs and back up, putting them in the car, bending over to pick up fallen socks and navigating through the place took a lot out of me. I was happy to sit on the couch and enjoy the power and heat last night.
Once the power came on, it was nice to clean up a bit. After a hurricane and snow storm, the place was in need of a vacuuming at the very least. And putting things in their regular place was much easier with light! I also was able to unpack my bag of supplies for showering elsewhere. I’m extremely thankful that I had the chance to do all of this before going into labor.
Now, I’ve been really trying to appreciate the little things that we missed without power. Washing your hands in warm water is a big thing that is just wonderful. Having a cup of tea this morning (something I would never go out for like coffee) was a simple treat.
Next on the list is to re-stock up on all of the groceries we lost. We can keep food and cook but we haven’t made it to the food store. I may try to go tomorrow, but I’ll probably go in the evening when my husband can go also. It is much easier with a second set of hands.
So baby watch begins! A little later than I had figured and with only a week before the doctor says I’ll be induced.
Workout Saturday – Prenatal Yoga, walk
Workout today – walk
Week 40 came and went with no baby and no power. We now have a small generator that we used to get some heat last night before going to bed. That was nice for us and the dogs. Our boxer refuses to stay under the blankets but is shivering, so we found her a sweater.
I took a week 40 picture, but it’s really dark! 40 came with a nor’easter and even darker skies. I have straight hair here because I had it done. I was avoiding it but it was great to not think about my hair for a few days without a shower at home. I’m curly now, but I may go back today.
I’ve been keeping up with workouts now that the gym is back open. I feel better when I workout, but people at the gym do look at me funny…especially when they hear my due date! But exercising the entire pregnancy has made everything so much easier, including getting through this power outage. I have been able to save gas by walking places, get out of the house and see the neighborhood, and get out of the house for something that makes me feel good, even now past my due date.
Tuesday, I took prenatal yoga at my usual place but with a different instructor. I enjoyed this class a lot too! I impressed myself in some poses and I continue to be thankful that I found this place. I was so disappointed to miss Saturday’s class because of the gas shortage, but I’m glad I was able to try Tuesday’s class.
Workout Monday – Lift and elliptical
Workout Tuesday – Prenatal Yoga
Workout Wednesday – Lift and elliptical
Workout Thursday – 3 walks…two outside, one at gym
Well, not still but I’ve been here every day this week. I am now “that girl” who carries a power strip wherever I go. Must charge everything!
We were very lucky during the storm, so we are still keeping our spirits up. And we now have two cars with gas so I’m not stuck in the house or in walking distance (my husband has work and school so I get the gas last). “Walking distance” for me currently changes by the minute, so that was difficult. I’m looking forward to being able to check out the Tuesday prenatal yoga class after missing Saturday’s class to conserve gas.
So, workouts have been lots of walking…I wont bore anyone with listing that out. I plan to get to the gym today for a workout and shower. Should be a sight…due in 2 days!
Still without power, but combining some breakfast with the lovely free wifi at Starbucks.
We are getting by though. Can’t complain. It has been nice to see people come together to exchange help and stories. It’s of course a bit frustrating but we consider ourselves extremely lucky.
Yesterday was 39 weeks. I’ve been walking mostly because our gym is closed and I can’t do dvds or work up much of a sweat without a warm shower on demand.