Sunday, April 20, 2008

Ribalicious Weekend

JT and I kept saying that if Baby T could hold out though this weekend, we'd be in good shape...and I think we were right. It was nice to have what might be our last childless weekend to get some things wrapped up and just enjoy our time. Here is a run down of our work and play:

Friday I went to work and assumed JT went to work as well. He got up at his normal time and was getting erady when I left for the bus....however, when I got home I realized I had been duped! His boss pretty much told him to take the day off and work on the nursery - so I came home to a lovely, Celery Sprig room. It was a great surprise, espically since I know that extra day really helped him feel better about his progress. The room looks great - I even got a little teary eyed since seeing paint on the walls always helps 'the vision' of the final product come together. (We've decided to go with the Gossamer Wings decor, but NOT get the entire set. I just can't handle going overboard with the stuff - so we'll get the valance, some wall hangings [via eBay], and maybe a nightlight - that should be plenty!)

Obviously, "we" still have some work to do - but I feel good at where the room is right now. She won't really need it for several months, anyway!

That night we went to Mendards to pick up our order of doors we placed a few weeks ago. We bought new, oak 6 panel doors for most of our interior doors - including new closet doors for Baby T's room. The nursery doors will be the only ones we'll worry about finishing and hanging, but we decided to buy them all at once.

So we got our doors, but the highlight of the night (after seeing the nursery) was going to Famous Dave's for dinner and splitting the All-American BBQ Feast for 2. Can't beat it. So delicious and we're having the leftovers for dinner tonight!

I decided I needed to gorge myself on meat and cornbread becuase once the baby comes, it's back to WeightWatchers for me.
Saturday JT did some touch up stuff in the nursery while I just got some things organized. All her clothes and blankets are washed and put away (she'll share my dresser for now - we'll be buying her crib and dresser this week, but won't put it up until the room is done) and packed my hospital bag. I had it kind of ready to go, but now it's complete.
That night, JT and I had already agreed that we should go someplace for a nicer dinner to celebrate the past 9 months (and, again, to take advantage of the fact that it might be the last nice dinner for a while). He took me to Canyon Grill in Coon Rapids - I had never been but it has a nice decor and good menu. Plus there were tables of prom go-ers there and I always love seeing that! We were close to a table with just one couple and they looked so nervous that it was adorable. Then we realized that Baby T would be going to prom one day...with a boy...and JT ordered another vodka tonic.
We then headed to Caribou Coffee to just sit and chat - we never go to coffee places as we typically prefer a bartop for just sitting and hanging out, so it was nice change. It was also good place to talk more about baby names. We narrowed our list to 5 and, I think, agreed on a middle name.
Sunday/today I didn't do much for baby - I stopped at my parent's and had lunch with friend, but did pick up some final items at Target (stocked up on nursing tanks) and rested a lot. JT was out running around to the Big 3 all day (Menards, Home Depot and Lowes). Pretty sure he stopped at each at least twice and/or had to hit up at least two different locations of each. He just got home and we're ready to finish off that BBQ Feast!
Overall, the weekend was successful and really helped in making me feel like we are ready! I'd be happy for ONE more day at work to really clear out my desk...then I'll be anxiously waiting for her. We go to the Dr again tomorrow morning, so we'll see if there is progress!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

WOW! Sounds like an awesome weekend! If it truely is the last weekend before Baby T, I think you spent it well. I am glad you guys are feeling good about everything. Like you are really ready. The food looked delicious! I am jealous of the cornbread. Haha!

I still can't believe she will be here soon! It is un real!