Monday, June 1, 2009

Like a kid in a candy store....and other stuff

This weekend we cleared out our yard, brought over my father-in-law's tractor, and tore the yard up.  We did this because the yard was horribly bumpy and had some parts that the soil was so packed that NOTHING could grow in it.  We needed the yard to be most of the way level so that we can put up our pool without it being lop-sided!

Here is my Husband on the tractor.  Before and after I took this pic he had the biggest smile on his face--he looked like a kid in a candy store!  I asked him why he was smiling so much.  His answer?? "I got to drive a tractor."  Ah, men, so easily amused.

I forgot to take a pic of the yard BEFORE we started ripping it up, but you can see those two light areas in the middle of the pic where the soil is compacted.
This last pic is what it looked like after the yard is ripped up and part-way smoothed out.

Right now, the yard looks like a great big mud puddle because we are watering the heck out of it to try and get grass to grow while the soil is loose.

On another note, I made my first appointment with my midwife today.  I went in and they did a urine pregnancy test, which of course, came up positive.  I went to the lab and got my first blood test to check my beta levels and have to go back on Wednesday for another blood draw so that the midwife can check if the levels are doubling like they should.  If they are, I do not have to have another beta level check.  

My ultrasound is scheduled for June 15th and 1:00 pm (mountain time).  That is when we find out if baby is in the right spot!

My EDD (estimated due date) is February 6, 2010. 

This is somewhat of a relief, but I will not breathe easy until the 15th when we find out for sure that the baby is safe and sound.  I will find out what my beta numbers are on Thursday.  Praying for doubling (or more) numbers!

1 comment:

  1. Woo hoo! I'm praying for doubles too. And I love the pregnancy counter on your sidebar!

    The tractor made me LOL because my husband is always talking with my FIL about his tractor driving days on his uncle's farm. He gets all giddy like a little boy! It's actually kinda cute, but I'd never admit that to him, LOL!



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