Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Beach Ball Bump

This is my belly at 29 weeks. Everything is still growing smoothly and steadily. I'm getting used to being bigger, but I still open doors into my big bump. The other day, I turned sideways to get through a narrower area and realized the turning was pointless. I'm at least as wide front to back as I am side to side now.

The baby moves what seems like all the time. I love it. Hearing the heartbeat is also amazing...whoosh, whoosh...it's like ocean waves. Today, the doctor and I heard mine and the baby's heartbeats together.

Fruit is still the most delicious thing I could eat these days...strawberries, kiwi, pineapple, blueberries, plums, raspberries, mango...yum! Just writing those words makes me wish I had one to pop in my mouth at this moment, but I'm in the dorm supervising study hall, fruitless.

I have a new hospital to deliver at after a scare about the original one. I was firmly told, "do your research" by a co-worker, so I did. I talked to friends and read reviews by the health commission. There were four ratings a hospital could receive:

Best Performing
Better Performing
Fair Performing
Least Well Performing

My original hospital received Least Well Performing. That was not very encouraging, but I found one in the area that received Best Performing and was so relieved after I talked to my midwife and found out I have a choice. Now I'm going to what I'm confident will be a better hospital. Phew!


Anonymous said...

Great picture, Jessica. Glad to hear that everything's going well.

I recently watched a documentary called The Business of Being Born. I don't know if I should recommend it to you or not. It's about the birthing industry in the US and was produced by Ricky Lake (yes, THAT Ricky Lake). Fascinating, but it definitely has an agenda.


Christina said...

Thanks for the update! I love hearing how you are. Glad you found out about that hospital, close call! Wish i could see you big bump in person! :)

mary said...

best performing is key...i told my supv i needed time off at some point in august, but not sure when, she said okay...can't wait to be there...

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