the phrase "hit a slowdown"
I mean, Europe is in a recession, China is slowing, but right now, even our own fundamentals are really lukewarm at best, so we’ve got ourselves in this pattern that we’ve seen each of the past three years where the economy starts out great the first 3 or 4 months of the year, then we tend to hit a slowdown in about the second quarter.
what does "own fundamentals are really lukewarm at best" mean? And what does "got ourselves in this pattern " mean? what is "hit a slowdown"?