Our weekend went really well. Tony has made a list of things that we need to get done before the baby arrives, with #1 being getting the basement finished so that he has a place to move all of his Cubs and Buffalo Bills stuff:) Currently the room that houses all of that stuff is slotted to become the nursery. So we spent some time at Lowe's and Menard's on Saturday stocking up on materials that he would be needing. Uncle Chip came over on Saturday afternoon to help Tony get started on a few of the elements. It is definitely a work in progress, but there was definitely some changes being made down there:)
Today Tony spent the day in the yard mowing our swamp. He missed the one good day to mow on Thursday when he went to the game, so the grass was VERY long and still very wet from all of the rain on Friday. While he was mowing, I went to my mom's side of the family and made our announcement. I did leave out the fact that it took us 5 years and 3 rounds of IVF before it happened, but I didn't think everyone wanted to hear that side of the story:) Everyone was happy for us, although one of my crotchety great aunts made a comment about how having a Christmas Baby was no fun. I just ignored her and went about my day. I think my mom was the most excited to tell everyone:) It is still weird for me to have everyone telling me congratulations, but I'm getting used to it.
I also added a new gadget to the blog--the baby countdown. I stole the idea from one of girlfriends (Jeni Rotter--Sanders now!!) when she used it on her baby blog. You can click on the "days" portion and it will tell you different numbers until delivery. The baby will grow as time progresses, so I thought it was pretty cool.
I've also decided that I need some new shirts. I was told I looked "motherly" today--not sure how I really felt about it, but I know no harm was meant by the comment. All of my pants still fit, well for now:) There is a cool thing that I've heard about called the bella band--guess it goes over your pants when they don't button anymore--might look into getting one of those as well. Better to be prepared:)