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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pregnancy Dreams

Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I've never been one to sit and analyze my dreams. Maybe that is because I don't have many. Ross wakes up most mornings and tells me about some crazy dream he had (usually involving me trying to kill him or something equally pleasant) and then asks me what I dreamed about and I say "nothing, I think." Either I can't remember them or I go functionally brain dead at night. So when I got pregnant, I figured I would skip the whole crazy pregnancy dreams symptom and for the most part I have. Of the dreams I can remember in the past few months, most of them involve me falling from the sky, usually from a hot air balloon. However last night, I had a pretty crazy dream, directly related to the pregnancy, and I hope it's not a sign of things to come.

Basically the dream involved me being 7 months pregnant, like I am now, and my doctor telling me that they were going to have to do a C-Section the next morning because my abdominal muscles were so tight that Cash didn't have enough room to grow and it was making Cash "nervous". Then the doctor tells me that it is important not to have a nervous baby because they will then come out with high anxiety and that would make my life hell. So it was best to get him out now and not make him more nervous then he already was. Obviously I was very upset about this but ultimately agreed that I did not want a nervous baby. I woke up before the C-Section actually happened.

Since I don't really know much about dream analysis I really have no idea what this could mean, but here are my general thoughts:
1) I am currently reading the book The Happiest Baby on the Block which details a method for preventing/reducing colic in infants. Perhaps my constant reading about nightmare children is making me fear that I will have one of my own and that no amount of swaddling or vigorous swaying will help.
2) Instead of my baby being nervous, I am more nervous about this whole motherhood thing then I am aware.
3) I subconciously hold my ab muscles in the highest regard and believe I have a six pack.

Who knows? I'll keep updating any other dreams I have and maybe they will form a pattern. For now, I will continue to be zen about this motherhood thing and keep my stress level low to try to prevent the dreaded nervous baby.