I’m really not sure if it is just because being pregnant makes you inexplicably exhausted 24/7 and I am, now, getting more sleep on a daily basis than I have in probably 15 years or if it really is just another crazy side effect of being pregnant, but the dreams I have been having over the past few months are some of the craziest I have ever had in my life. And I am really talking crazy here! From scenes straight out of the most terrifying horror films to dreams where I am saving aquaintances I haven’t seen in years from drowning from a flash flood while at a concert to a dream where I was married to Donald Draper! (Well, I didn’t mind that last one so much, just don’t tell the spouse!) I honestly cannot even tell you anymore of the the specifics of the crazy dreams I have had, you would surely think I’m a nutcase, even though I can’t control what I dream!
It seems like everyday I wake up totally out of it and baffled at what craziness I just dreamnt up. You would think I would be dreaming about babies and rainbows…and sunshine…and…I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but you get what I am saying! You would think I would be dreaming delightful dreams full of adorable babies and happiness, but nope, not me! I’m dreaming things that I am pretty sure only people on LSD and acid dream up! (And heck, I’m not even on caffiene!) Granted, I’m told this is all due to those crazy pregnancy hormones bouncing around in my body, I have to say when all those other women told me, “Oh, pregnancy is such a magical thing!” that this is not at all what I had anticipated…yikes!
Well, if these dreams cannot be avoided, I just hope I have more of the Don Draper variety than the killer snakes kind! And I’ll keep you posted as to when this whole baby making journey hits that highly touted ‘magical’ phase…as of right now, I’m still waiting.
(Note: Please know I am more excited than anything in the world to have a baby, so don’t think of my wry take on pregnancy as an indicator of anything otherwise.I just believe in telling it like it is…and, well, pregnancy is a trip!)