39 weeks with Griffin

Also known as: DONE & DONE! This is my last pregnancy update...for a while anyways:)

 Let's see some progression, shall we? It's still amazing to me that my body can stretch & grow this much...even the 2nd time around!
39 weeks with Grayson {left} and 39 weeks with Griffin. Grayson definitely sat higher up than Griffin has which was probably why I was so miserable at the end last time. Griffin is much lower & I can definitely feel the difference! 

*How far along?: 39 weeks
*How big is your baby?: the size of a watermelon. Grayson was 9lbs 1oz at 40 weeks...I am guessing that Griffin is 8lbs 12oz. Ben says 8lbs 6oz. We will find out early in the morning!
*Total weight gain?: 24 pounds total...that is exactly what I gained with Grayson. Weird.
*Sex: boy!
*Maternity clothes: I can't wait to wear real clothes again!
*Stretch marks: not yet & crossing my fingers it stays that way!
 *Movement: Griffin has pretty much run out of room. He's ready to stretch his little legs!
  *Sleep: all I've got to say is thank God for benadryl.
*Symptoms: stronger BH contractions than I've had...lots of tightness at the top of my stomach!
*Best moment this week: Spending the week with my big boy before he becomes the big brother! We also went to the hospital Saturday for my pre-op stuff. Everything is set--just have to show up at the hospital tomorrow morning!
*Food cravings: ice cream
*Labor signs: not dilated. not effaced.
*Belly button in or out: OUT.
*What I miss: is it terrible that I saw Budlight Lime-a-ritas on sale at Publix this week and could not wait to try them?! Don't answer that.
*What I'm looking forward to: meeting this sweet baby boy & introducing him to his big brother! 

Overall differences this time:
  • I didn't get ridiculously swollen this time. With Grayson, I lost my ankles around 34/35 weeks and it was awful. My feet were SO swollen and hurt SO bad...this time? Not swollen at all. 
  • I gained all my weight at the end of my first pregnancy & was pretty opposite this time. I gained a lot more at the beginning and then slowed down in the 3rd trimester. 
  • I generally have felt better this time at the end. I'm not nearly as uncomfortable as I was with G. He was so high & it constantly felt like my ribs were about to crack in half for the last 6ish weeks.  I'm a lot more tired, but I think that comes with the "chasing around a rowdy toddler boy" territory. 
  • Griffin is low.  Sometimes I literally feel like he may just fall out of me. That's something I never felt with Grayson. Lots more pressure this time!


Crystal Seed said...

You look absolutely fantastic! I can't wait to meet the little guy!!

Catie said...

Cute mama! Can't wait to see pics of your new, sweet baby. I know you are ready to meet him. :)

Lynsey said...

TOMORROW!!! Can't wait to see pictures of sweet Griffin! Praying for y'all.

Megan said...

You look amazing!!!! Cant wait to see the little guy!

Catherine/The Anderson Family said...

This is so cute. You look great! I can't wait to meet little Griffin. :)

Jonathan, Lindsay, and Brooks said...

I am so excited, I can't hardly stand it! What a special time for your family! Good luck tomorrow..prayers for a smooth delivery! Can't wait for pics!

Ashleigh Nichole said...

You look adorable mamma!I cannot wait to see G with his new baby brother! Now we will have two G's very very soon! Good luck sweet girl :)

Stephanie said...

You look so good and I am so excited to "meet" Griffin tomorrow. Good luck :)

Jenna said...

Tomorrow!!! I'm praying for ya... Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Savannah said...

I cannot believe delivery day is already here!!! You look great and have survived being preggo in the hottest summer ever. Congrats!! :) Good luck tomorrow. I will be thinking of you and your sweet fam!