I am working on my 32nd week of pregnancy. Out of 40! It is flying by. I can’t believe it is the beginning of August already. She can come at the end of September. I’m so excited
I really don’t have many complaints as late. I am feeling good, definitely not as tired as the 1st trimester and not as emotional as the 2nd. I am having trouble sleeping but we all knew that was coming. But guess who showed up to the pregnancy party? Stretch marks. Fo real. Annalise has been hanging out of the left side so they are only on my left side. Seriously?? I am starting to get a few on the right side now because I’m sure she is concerned about symmetrical stretch marks. When I showed Brittany she said, “Oh those? Those aren’t stretch marks. Those are tiger stripes!” Hilarious. It is a tad annoying because everyone tells you to use a different product and how they steered clear of the dreadful stretch marks. I did everything I was supposed to including the expensive lotions and they still made an appearance. It’s not like I was wanting to enter a bikini contest any time soon so I’ll just take my uneven tiger stripes as a reminder that she prefers the left side. ;)
Our business has been going great! I’ve been working an online venture for about a year now and we have a launch creeping up in the near future. It will be cool to see something I’ve put so much time and energy into finally be live for everyone to see. Plus my friend Kim was brought on a couple months ago and she loves working with us on it too. Chris has been working outrageous hours. Our client in Hawaii is 6 hours behind so sometimes he is up til the wee hours of the morning working on those projects to turn around first thing in the AM to work on our other clients. Luckily I am only working 40 hours a week now with flexibility to work into the evening if I want to sleep in a bit in the AM. We have a crazy life but it works for us. Chris can sleep when the baby comes right? Oh wait… ha!
Here is what we’ve been up to since the awful week we had mid-July. Things have been going smoothly and I’ve been waddling my way to the lake house, a best friend’s wedding and getting the nursery ready!
Chris doesn’t enjoy attention and especially on his birthday. Poor guy had so many “celebrations” with various friends and family this year. It became a joke that every day for 2 weeks we’d wish him happy birthday and hand him a beer or a card. I don’t have any photos from all those mini-celebrations but I thought I’d say…. Happy 31st, Chris!
On Friday, July 20th we headed to Indianapolis to pick up Miss Amanda from NYC! We hadn’t seen her since the October before we left for Hawaii when she came to visit for Butler homecoming! It was soooo good to see one of my very best friends. After we picked her up we headed to Scotty’s Brewhouse on the northside and met up with Molly and Steve for dinner. We had such a great time! Then we headed off to the lake house for the night since it was half way to Effingham where the Esker/Fowler wedding was happening! We had an incredible breakfast on the deck made by my father-in-law (as always) and then headed to Teutopolis/Effingham to meet up with our other sorority sisters and friends!
That night me, Chris, Lauren and Amanda all stayed in a room at the hotel. It was a lot of fun. We all then met for brunch with all the Kappas before heading home. I was soo soo happy to see Laurie and James. I haven’t seen them in such a long time! We then loaded up the CRV-EX (pronounced cervix) and headed back to Indy to stay with Jaime.
Chris seems to think that my group of friends are just as entertaining as the actresses in Bridesmaids and even picks out who is who while watching it. I think he came to this conclusion after spending a night in a hotel with us and then again when we spent the night at Jaime’s. :) I’ll take that… we are quite the group.
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