Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bouncing off the satellites

Here at Chez Reeve-Manfredi, we grow 'em big. Deano & Doyle, our pair of kitties, are 22 lbs. and 14 lbs. respectively. Our turtle Nigella is possibly a descendant of Gamera. Neither Richard nor I are mere waifs either. And Baby Vi is getting ready to join this plus-size crew, at 3 lbs., 2 oz. (at only 28 weeks gestation).

But the reason I'm bouncing off the satellites is that she is just big by nature, and not as a result of gestational diabetes. I passed my 1-hour test!

When I got the news this morning, I literally had to close my office door so I could do a happy dance. I was so convinced that I would fail the test, and this would be one more thing about pregnancy that my body can't figure out how to do right. And since there is a link between GD and preeclampsia, I thought I was doomed. But with post-test sugar levels at 123, well under the cut-off of 140, I'm doing fine! Which means Vi is doing fine. Which means I can relax again.

Maybe once I can relax, I won't have the weird "oh no!" dreams. I had one last night. I dreamed I was dropping Richard off at kickball when someone asked if we'd had the baby yet. And I couldn't remember! And then it dawned on me, wait, we did have the baby, and I must have left her at daycare, and it's already 7 pm. Then I couldn't find the daycare's phone number or address. I went home and realized that the crib wasn't even set up, and I panicked. And then I woke up, panting and anxious. I guess the fact that she's really on her way is starting to sink in.

10 comments:

mel said...

Congrats hon - I'm so happy for you guys! Having a big baby is great; they don't feel quite so breakable. :)

Krista M said...

Found you thru Crazy Aunt Purl. My baby is due in August and I am starting to have a recurring nightmare I had after college that the semester is half over and I don't even know where my classes are or which ones are on which day. I guess this is when the stress really kicks in!

Uccellina said...

Whee! Congratulations.

laurie said...

YAY! That is wonderful news, Sara. You looked radiant and beautiful and healthy last night, I'm not kidding, you look amazing. You and Viv are healthy and it shows!

WineGrrl said...

Fabulous!

Grant said...

Congratulations! That's terrific news. You look fantastic in every photo I've seen lately. Ignore what Mel said - Mark seemed every bit as breakable as I'd expected, though now he's quite the little tank. :)

Tiffany said...

Congratulations!!

The weird dreams never go away. I still have dreams that I've left my girls somewhere and wake up in a sweat and it drives me bonkers. :)

miss kendra said...

YAY! i am so happy for you!

Craft Kitten said...

I always knew you grew them big. I guess I shouldnt have kids tho, since I seem to grow them crazy.. Im glad Vivi is good, but I knoew she would be.

Teresa said...

I'm glad Viv's doing well, and i'm glad you passed your test. i can't wait to see you and rich and your ever expanding tummy. And coming from our family i'm not surprised she is growing big. I so excited to see her when she gets here, i can't wait to spoil her, i'm already making cute little dresses for her!