Post a Day Challenge Day #2. As part of this challenge, WordPress sends out topic ideas every day. I didn’t really think that necessary (I’m not totally devoid of creativity), but I was curious what these topics would be. Today’s suggested topic was to write about a recurring dream you’ve had. Normally I would find that totally cheesy, but I was actually planning on doing a pregnancy dream post anyway! WHOA.
I’ve heard that pregnant women have bizarre, wacko dreams, like giving birth to a goat or having a two-headed child or something. Thankfully, I’ve avoided those, since frankly those kind of dreams sound über creepy. When I was first pregnant, I had some dreams that I was a terrible mother-to-be, doing things like drinking copious amounts of wine and hanging out in hot tubs. Whoops!
Those hot tub hangout dreams stopped, but I have had a variation of the same dream over and over. And over. And it’s driving me crazy.
I never graduated high school.
This might not seem like a big deal to you, but this stresses me out like no one’s business. To repeatedly find myself back in high school, having discovered I’ve somehow missed a required class or skipped all my senior year finals is far more terrifying than dreaming about giving birth to demon-children or animals-as-babies.
I am a sick, sick woman whose priorities are clearly out of whack.
I think this means I am anxious about something. Gosh, I wonder what? And why are my anxieties manifesting themselves in a totally unrealistic scenario? (I would have never skipped class in high school or failed my finals). True, dreaming you are a dolphin swimming through the ocean with a baby on your back is also totally unrealistic, but at least that’s a “normal” improbability for already-crazy pregnant women. So what the heck is wrong with me?
Now I’m curious – Moms or Moms-to-Be: What weird dreams did you have/are you having while pregnant?
For the non-preggos: I imagine having a dream involving babies is terrifying in and of itself. But feel free to share your thoughts. Perhaps you can provide some impartial insight.
Good night and Sweet Dreams 🙂Read More