Sunday, May 27, 2012

34 Weeks and Counting!

This past Friday marked the 34 week point for me in this pregnancy.  I can tell summer is arriving.  I've had a lot of swelling in my feet and legs, and some in my arms too.  Right now I'm really looking forward to holding little H4!

I was having H1 take a picture of my belly and H3 came over and kissed "baby sister" right as he was taking the picture.  So sweet.

This past weekend we bought a new car seat and stroller for H4.  The set we'd had with H3 got really worn out and would not have been usable for this little one.  We'd wound up selling it to a lady in our church who needed a back up car seat for her daughter last year.  I'm very thankful to have this new set!  H1 is planning to clean out the van and put seat protectors over the middle seats before re-installing H3's car seat and putting in the new one. 

We also bought a little bed for H4.  It's called a Snuggabunny Rock N Play Soother, made by Fisher Price. When H3 was born, she had horrible re-flux and for lack of a better alternative (financially), she slept in her car seat for the first 4 months because she needed the incline. I've been told these little beds can work really well for small babies that have re-flux issues.  Since the doctors have told us that we will most likely have that problem with H4 due to the cleft palate, I thought it would be nice to give it a try.  We set it up last night and I put it next to my side of them bed.  We'll probably transfer her to her crib upstairs after a few months, like we did with H4, but it's nice to have this ready for her arrival, whenever that will be!

H4's heart rate was good at my last check with my midwife this past week, which was a relief.  Nothing sounded odd and she wasn't sitting on her cord again.  My next appointment isn't until June 13th now, which will put me at almost 37 weeks.  I'll probably wait til them for any more updates or pictures.