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 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!