Friday night we went to what we thought was a house warming party for Wes and Laurie, as they just moved into a new house. Well as you can see from their shirts, they had some news for us too! They are expecting their first child in November and I am so excited for them :)
We had another ultrasound to check on Griffin and make sure he was doing alright in there... and he is. AND THEN... because I have not dilated at all we scheduled the induction! I will go in on Monday night to get things started and we expect Griffin to be born by Tuesday!!!!!!!!
Please do pray for us, and me specifically, as I have never been one to enjoy any type of medical procedures, AKA I AM A HUGE BABY AND HAVE A VERY LOW TOLERANCE OF PAIN! ha seriously LOW! But as I continue to remind myself, God made me to have this baby, and HE is in control. I am not the first person to ever have a baby, and the nurses and doctors deliver multiple babies EVERY single day. So therefore I will be okay :) I have an awesome coach and encourager and I know that with his support I can get through anything too. I mean obviously it is not all going to be pleasant.... but my ultimate thought is that I am doing it all with a wonderful reward in the end.
We are just beside ourselves to know that in just 5 days we will be looking at and holding out son. We will probably be on cloud 9 ALL weekend long in anticipation ha! Thank you now in advance for all of everyone's love, support and prayers.
And make sure to check out Twitter for all the updates. I know there will be one proud Daddy sending out plenty :)
Please continue to pray for us as we prepare for that special birth day.
I plan to hit up the library again soon so tell me some of your favorite leisure reads so I can check them out too! I am sure they will come in handy when I am feeding every 2-3 hours in just a few days, weeks, hours ha!
JR will be giving updates from his cell phone from the hospital via twitter. His twitter page is: https://twitter.com/jrisham16
You don’t have to be a twitter user to view JR’s updates. But if you do sign up for a free account, you can have his updates sent straight to your phone. Just sign-up, follow his twitter, and then turn on your device updates for him. It’s easy to do and free and you’ll be the first to know what’s going on with Labor & Delivery and see Mr. Griffin – JR will be posting pictures too on his twitter!
I have also added his updates on the blog already, so you can view them on the left side all the time. Check them out now :)
I have a twitter page you can follow if you want, but since I will be a bit busy during the delivery, JR will be the one updating on his page from the hospital. https://twitter.com/LindseyIsham
And as my mom reminded me this morning, "2am is a lot nicer while he is still in your belly." HA! So true :)
Off to enjoy the day outside, roaming around Target and just doing whatever I want to do!!!
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds.The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
This was not that big of a shock for me because I have said all along that I think Griffin will be 3 days late, making his bday April 25th. There was lots of family though that was hoping for an Easter baby... oh well!! Either way the truth is he will be here soon, at most 3 weeks! What is 3 weeks right? Haha yea seeming like an eternity for me :)
After church we went over to Uncle BJ and Aunt Amy's house for lunch. Your best friend Jack was super cute as usual and we had a blast playing with him. Here he is with your daddy's Braves hat on .
Friday, April 10
We didnt wake up until 10am. it was SO nice to not have an alarm clock. Your Daddy cooked himself some pancakes and I had a poptart to cure my brown sugar craving. We played some mario kart because we have become addicted. He beat me as usual but it was nice to laugh and relax together. We went on a long walk and ended at the park. Laid out a blanket and just enjoyed the beautiful weather. Came back home and showered and then went on a date night to the new Mellow Mushroom in town, your Daddy's favorite. Went to walmart to get some things for our Easter lunch. Came back and played more mario kart and enjoyed our bag of reese pieces. Felt like 12 yr olds sitting on the couch playing video games and vegging out on chocolate. Watched a movie on online netflix and then went to bed at 10:30pm.
Woke up earlier, both feeling too busy to sleep. Your Daddy worked on the car all morning while I cleaned the entire house, did all the laundry (even though there wasnt much since I had just done it 3 days ago), make chocolate chip cookies, made my very first deviled eggs and slaw and then we washed the car together. Washing the car showed you how crazy we are about having everything clean bc I can probably count on my hand how many times its been done in the 4 years we have had it ha. Had a nice visit from the Lewis family and loved watching Lily kick and giggle. I finished my The Lucky One book that I have enjoyed over the last week. We went on another long walk, up a giant hill which is getting pretty hard for me to do. I came back and took a bath to shave my legs (yes I can still reach them), while your daddy went to the store to get stuff to make pretzels. SOFT PRETZELS are my OBSESSION right now! And now it is 6pm and I am updating this while the Masters are on in the background. Probably will make some dinner soon and then the yummy pretzels. I am sure Mario Kart will come and take the rest of our evening, or maybe another movie. Could you please just hurry up already? It is tiring trying to stay busy just so we dont think about you EVERY second of the day :)
In the picture above is JR and his "BFF" Micah. I really laugh at these two because I am pretty sure JR has found his soul mate man friend :) They are two peas in a pod for sure! They work together in the Registrar's Office and in their free time at the office they are ALWAYS finding something to learn new together. Whether it be history facts, the order of the Presidents, how to fix our car, to now how to keep the score book for baseball. They both played growing up and it shocks me that they never knew how before, guess I just knew too much ha, but it was so cute that they were so excited to learn AND even took it far enough to go and get their own scorebooks and then kept the scores at the game last night. Two of a kind I tell ya, two of a kind :)
Hope you guys are enjoying your Easter weekend! We are missing seeing our family but will get to see them ALL just as soon as Griffin decides to come... YAY!!!
In the mean time I will continue to enjoy the pampering from my oh so sweet husband. Who needs a pedicure when you have a husband that can paint your toenails this good? Thanks sweetie :)
And yes you may be thinking... BUT Lindsey, you are 37 1/2 weeks pregnant, What are you thinking??? Well this picture gives away the ONLY way I was willing to agree to go ha! JR was such a trooper and pushed Griffin and I ALL around DC ALL day long. I am so lucky to have a husband willing to do this and I already knew that to begin with, but after hearing "Man I feel sorry for that dude" a few times... I realized just how spoiled I was. There was NO way that I could make it walking around all day so I was SOOO thankful!!
To view all of our pictures from the trip you can click here.
Griffin's heartbeat was 156 bpm and my blood pressure is still great at 112/72.
My mother's intuition is telling me that Griffin is going to stay in as long as he wishes because he is very comfortable. I would guess 3 days late on April 25. Other family members are hopeful that he will be an Easter baby. All we can do it wait and see!!!!