Sorry, somewhat "TL;DR," but there is a serious lack of things to do in this place!
Prior to my emergency c-section, my mother- and father-in-law had been planning to drive over to visit (from Iowa to Michigan) in July to help DH paint the baby's room before our shower was supposed to happen. It was something I was really excited for because we have so much baby "stuff" but nothing to do with it until we could get the walls painted (and get the furniture in).
Of course, when they heard that I would be delivering prematurely, they (as well as one of DH's sisters and her husband who live in Chicago) immediately made a special trip to visit with us during my hospital stay. When the four of them left the hospital I had DH go with them to help them get settled in at our place the afternoon I delivered. So he's been going back and forth the past couple days to keep me/the baby company as well as spend some time with the in-laws while I'm (mostly) stuck in my hospital bed napping.
Yesterday evening they all came back to visit with me again and FIL abruptly spills the beans that they had (with DH's help) taken a sample of the baby's bedroom decor, had it paint matched (something I had been planning to do right before their visit in July), and painted the baby's room! ALREADY! I thought they were teasing me at first... They are such sweethearts. I'm just surprised it was FIL who had the loose lips! Supposedly, my mother was privy to it and usually she's the kind of person who can't keep secrets. Either way, it's so nice to have something like that waiting for me since I'm not exactly looking forward to my discharge on Sunday (which sounds strange, but yeah...).
Any of you September 2012 mamas have any good in-law/family experiences lately?