Thursday, February 21, 2008

Life Update

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.


  1. i gotta try that hot ride when you get it. we have that book too - baby bargains..i think we got it towards my burnt out. i just couldnt read anymore-it was exhausting. the lack of sleep is a scam...i can adapt and i dont need the sucks. the good news is by the end i was so tired i could sleep sitting up. hmm, maybe thats not good news.

  2. Glad you are still perking along! Wish you worked at a salon around here...I'd come in and be your client tomorrow. I am needing a root touch up but am having a hard time blocking out 3 whole hours to get it done!

    Funny...I did ZERO research on products. In fact, my girlfriend called me up one day and was like BTW, the carseat you registered for got THE WORST ratings possible. OOoops. Not to worry, I quickly changed it. The only thing I knew is that I wanted a Peg Perego stroller. Why, you ask? Well, because of the name of course. I changed my mind in a hurry when I went to the store and tried to lift it and found that it weighed 100 lbs!
    My comments are always too long. Sorry!

  3. Someone needs a hug. I'll pencil you in this evening.

  4. I just looked at your registry and I seriously have no idea what like 2/3rds of that stuff is or does. Babies are complicated.

  5. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited about this little guy I even think the disposable diaper bags are adorable. Oh, I just love all you guys so much! Sorry for the overwhelming emotion. I do wish I could be there - I would totally come visit you in the salon and help you research products and make sure B had inked your hug in on his oh-so-busy schedule.

    I think I'm having a moment. But the register is REALLY exciting for me for some reason. (My commodity obsession, I'm sure.) Congratulations on getting it done.