Saturday night, the northeast got hit hard with a rare early snowstorm. The problem was that the leaves haven't finished falling off the trees yet, and when you combine leaves with snow, you get extremely heavy branches. The power went out in the house around 7:30 at night, and would stay out for over 24 hours.
Damage in our yard was pretty minimal, although a large branch just barely missed Mom's car (and broke the neighbor's fence).
Luckily for us, the house was pretty warm to begin with, but it was a long night. Mom and Dad tooks turns letting Amelia sleep on top of them while the other one slept. The temperature in the house got down to 60°, which isn't warm but certainly isn't freezing.
The long night made the next day pretty stressful. We visited Marc & Sharon down in Beverly to relax for a bit (since they didn't lose power). It was nice to be in the heat and to charge our phones, and they got to see Amelia for the first time. They even baked us a loaf of delicious pumpkin bread and a chicken pot pie!
Returning home from Beverly, we still didn't have power. We drove around a bit to look at hotels, but all were sold out for the night. Getting frustrated (and already being normal-baby-tired on top of the sleep shifts that made us both even more tired), we went to grab a quick bite to eat at a restaurant downtown. Amelia came with us in her carseat, and again: she was perfect. She slept the whole time and didn't make a peep.
We made plans to sleep at a family member's house. We headed home to grab the things we'd need when we saw the greatest sight we've seen in a long time: POWER! The house was already heating itself up when we got home, and we ended up getting a great night's sleep.
(This morning after a lengthy feeding, Dad put Amelia in her new swing where everyone learned a lesson about babies, swings, and feeding times.)