So…. it’s back to the real world (sort of), and boy did it hit hard! Matt left yesterday to go out of the town for the week, and it sure did make me blue. I did not want him to leave. Thankfully, Ninnie got Chloe and Cole and is keeping them until Matt gets back Friday. I was worried about being away from Chloe and Cole, but it will be nice to have some time with just Caroline while we get adjusted.
We went to bed last night knowing bad weather was on the way and supposed to hit in the middle of the night. I’m not one to get nervous or scared of storms, so I didn’t think much about it. I was up around 2:00 a.m. feeding Caroline, and I could tell the weather was getting bad outside. I turned on the tv, and it was all that was on the news channels. After Caroline was finished feeding, she went straight back to sleep in the bassinet beside me. I could tell the weather was getting worse and worse, and we were told to take cover. The sirens were going off, so I looked out the widow, and all the houses around us had the lights on. I could tell everyone was awake. The rain was falling sideways, and the wind was crazy. Our windows started making the loudest popping noises, and I was afraid they were about to pop. I said I don’t usually get scared, but this storm scared me. I stayed close to Caroline and away from the windows with the tv on. After a few minutes, I could tell it was calmer and the worst of the storm behind us. At this point it was after 3:30, I was wide awake, and knew Caroline would be waking soon – which she did. It made for a night of very little sleep.
That morning I didn’t get out of bed til almost 8:30 because it was close to 6:00 before I got Caroline back to sleep. I walked downstairs, made some coffee, and opened the curtains to the back yard. Wow. It looked like a destruction zone. Our trash can that stays at the side of our house was in our backyard and there was trash everywhere. Our patio furniture was all over the yard, and worst of all, one of our trees fell on our neighbor’s driveway. I was afraid it hit their house and cars, but when I called them, they said it missed both. Of course….. all this happens the first night Matt was gone. I suited up in rain clothes and cleaned up the yard the best I could. The neighbors chainsawed the tree enough to get it off their driveway so they could get in and out. They knew I was home alone with a newborn, so they were very sweet about everything. I was in such a fog that I didn’t get a pic. Wish I had!
On top of all that, I’ve got to go back to my OB today. I’m having major, MAJOR pain that I think may be mastitis. I can hardly hold Caroline, so hopefully I will get some meds to help me out.
I talked to Ninnie today, and she woke the kids and put them in bed with her during the storm. The kids were able to eventually go back to sleep, but Ninnie didn’t. I think everyone in the area will be tired today!
Even though it was a really bad night/day, this sweet little thing was a good distraction….
(**It was determined that it was a tornado that came through. Many houses less than a mile from us were missing parts of their roofs, and a few houses had trees to fall on them. We ended up having to get a new roof because of the damage.)