Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dramatic Dreams

I am at the 26 week mark today and have still been feeling good except for the increase in emotions and sensitivity. However, the strangest thing about this whole pregnancy are the crazy, intense dreams I have almost every night. I don't know what is causing them but I do know they are always very realistic and sometimes very emotional.

Last night I had an especially difficult dream about my mom. It was so real that when I woke up to my alarm I just started crying because I had been crying in my dream. It was so vivid that it took me a while to snap out of it this morning. I have read that dreams are sometimes associated with anxiety or worries and this would make sense because I have been missing my mom a lot as I get ready to become a mom myself. I also rarely dream about my mom and usually when I do they are about memories I have of her so to have one that left me in tears was kind of disturbing. Have any of my previously pregnant friends reading this experienced this same thing? I was hoping it wouldn't last the entire pregnancy but I am starting to think I have another three more months of this. I just hope they aren't so intense and dramatic....some sweet happy dreams would be nice.


Jenn and Rian said...

Hi Andrea! I read your blog too of course! I had AWFUL dreams my entire pregnancy. They stopped the day Cameron was born (along with the heartburn, swollen feet and backaches). My mom gave me some advice and told me not to eat within an hour of bedtime, and definitely don't eat chocolate before bed, it helped a bit!

John, Becky and Olivia said...

I had very vivid dreams too. Chocolate is a good thing to avoid. It gives me crazy dreams even when I'm not pregnant. I agree with the tips Jenn gave you. Hope the rest of them aren't too bad for you! It's the anxiety and excitement taking over your brain. =)

eLiZaBeTh said...

Don't worry Andrea, you won't have such vivid dreams once the baby is born. Maybe drink some bedtime tea with a little honey about an hour or so before bed. Try not to be so hard on yourself...pregnancy is an emotional journey and it is really emotional when you have gone through what you have. You have always handled it with such grace and you will continue to through the rest of your pregnancy. Don't feel bad for feeling sad, let yourself feel the way you need to feel. Realize that it will pass and you will get through it. You are a beautiful woman Andrea and I am so proud of you and I know that your Mom is too. Keep your head up and smile, because you have a lot of Love in your heart and you have a lot of love headed your way in January!! I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. ILOVE YOU!!!

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