It's been raining all day here. And I mean ALL day. Which has been great for the extremely dry state of Georgia. I am really hoping for more rain this year- mostly for my poor parents who own a lawnmower retail store and repair shop. Last year was a major bust and it has been a long, hard year for them. I don't think I have ever seen them so stressed as they are right now. Crossing my fingers for an early, wet spring for them.
Work has been particularly slow since I got back from vacation. It has been kinda depressing. I just keep thinking about when Cooper gets here and how I will NOT want to sit at work all day with nothing to do when he is here at home. Even when I have no clients I am required to stay at the salon all day. Grrr. It is frustrating that the salon doesn't seem to be getting much busier 2 years into the process. I keep thinking it will get better. Maybe it will...
My friend and ultimate baby-having helper,Kelly, helped me this past weekend to finish up my baby registry. What a relief! Thank you, Kelly! I knew I was spending a lot of time obsessing over the perfect items for Cooper but I had no idea how much it was weighing on my mind. Pretty much every night before bed I would spend 2 or 3 hours reading reviews of products online and hesitating waaaay to long before adding to my registry. I finally topped off the whole review process by devouring a 500 page book in 3 days called "Baby Bargains". Very helpful book BTW but, oh my goodness could I obsess any more? Needless to say, once the registry was done, I felt a tremendous sense of relief and accomplishment. I guess I am just weird like that. I needed to have that giant check mark to relax a little bit. The other thing I did this week was decide on a stroller. Yet another baby item I had *really* researched way too much. I get to see it in person tomorrow when I get to Fayette Mower and I am really excited! A reason to get to work on time for once. :)
I can't believe how much my belly is growing every week. It is completely ridiculous. And I still have 15 weeks to go! Time does seem as though it is passing a lot faster now, though. This week is my last in the second trimester. It seems unreal. I am still feeling pretty good, though I am not sleeping well at all. I think I woke up every 1.5 hours last night from 10pm until 9am this morning. Jeez. I know, I know, it is nature's way of preparing me for waking up with the baby. But, hey, I think I could use a few nights of uninterrupted sleep BEFORE he gets here, right?
Thought I'd end with a few pics of my sweet niece, Eva. Seth and Emily are lucky to have this little cutie. Here she is at my salon wearing a color apron I tied up for her.
Bryan and Eva at the bowling alley. She loved it.
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