Saturday, May 9, 2009

Time to plant!

This week we have been SO busy getting our garden area ready! Ok, ok, by "we" I really mean Rick - mostly Rick! I DID help.
The beginning of the week there just seemed to be SO much to do - our little garden spots were just full of huge weeds, grass over a foot high, and more weeds! So we needed to get all the weeds/grass cleared out, compost brought in, tilled, and planted - and guess what? We did it!
Rick and I spent a couple of evenings after the kids were in bed, pulling out all the weeds. One evening a backyard neighbor saw us and offered us raspberry starts. I LOVE raspberries! We have a few very small plants that my sister gave us last year, so we gladly took what was offered us! And Rick spent even more time outside, in the dark, that evening, clearing away more weeds/grass and planting the new raspberries.
He went and got a truckload of compost before work one morning, came home on his lunch break to unload it, and spread it out and tilled it in that evening.
Today has been spent cleaning up a big rock pile (we have very rocky dirt!) weed whacking the rest of the horrid weeds, shopping for seeds and plants, and planting! The kids helped me plant beans, carrots, squash and zucchini. And then Rick, William, and I planted tomatoes, green peppers, onions, cucumbers, corn, pumpkin, and broccoli. Busy day! And still to come - watermelon and potatoes - and possibly more - depending on whatever else I come up with!
Thanks Rick, for all your hard work and help this week! No way I could have done it all myself! I was worried I was going to put myself into labor pulling out some of those weeds!

My men - hard at work!
On another note - I lost 2 pounds in the last 2 weeks! My goal for this pregnancy has been to keep my weight gain around 30 pounds, hopefully no more than 35. As of Tuesday, I was at 29 pounds, down 2 (probably because I had been yucky sick Monday morning!)

The doctor is sure that the baby is head down! Very good news! And she/he is more active than ever! One of my favorite things is being able to see my tummy move - big waves and sudden pokes - love it!

And most exciting of all: The baby has a name!! As Rick and I were tossing rocks into the wheelbarrow today, I brought up the topic of names - again. And with a little bit of help from the kids, and a bit of compromise from both of us, we have officially decided on first AND middle names for the baby - a boy name and a girl name. So happy and excited to have that taken care of! Oh, but don't ask, cuz we won't tell! Nope - no one will know until the baby is here! :)

Any guesses when that might be? I'd love to get some guesses of dates and boy/girl and see if anyone gets it right! The kids are all hoping for a girl. Rick definitely wants a boy, and I am hoping for a girl, but I kinda feel like it's going to be a boy AND that he is going to come early - or at least on time! (May 30! only 3 weeks left! ) No idea why I feel that way - my kids have all been late, but who knows? What do you think?

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