Will Snow Day Cabin Fever Bring November Baby Boom?
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Snow days bring the opportunity to get outside and build a snowman, catch up on your favorite TV show, or just snuggle up with a loved one. But when one snow day becomes days on end, some people may turn to more private distractions.
“Power outages, snow storms…people have to keep themselves entertained somehow,” said Judy Campbell, a nursery charge nurse at Crestwood Medical Center.
No matter the weather event, nine months later the fruits of a couple’s snow day romp enter the world with a slap on the bottom.
“We just get slammed, and we sit back and wonder what in the world happened nine months ago?”
Campbell says while some baby boom parents won’t divulge, others are even candid about the circumstances surrounding the conception.
“They’ll just say ‘we weren’t thinking about having this baby but things happen. We had to be at home together for a week and…here we are now’,” said Campbell.
Some months are slower than others, and Campbell takes each baby boom in stride.
“I consider it a privilege and an honor to be able to be involved with these families at this most intimate and precious time in their lives. The fathers just looking in awe through the window, and mothers wondering what they’re supposed to do with this little thing.”
Sometimes, during a particularly busy month, Campbell and her fellow nurses will try to guess at what event led each babies birth.
“We’ll get a calendar and flip back and go oh yeah, that’s when we had the snow or the power was out for the week.”