Saturday, March 22, 2008

Dreams

We went to a pro basketball game last night because we were given free tickets. The face value was $130 a piece. Ridiculous. I would have sold them as part of my grand save-money-for-ivf scheme, but our team stinks so much right now that you can hardly give away tickets. It was ok, the team won, and there were three incredibly cute little boys sitting in front of me that I just wanted to grab up. The youngest was probably five and was missing his top front teeth.
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Before we went to the game I dropped Charlie off with Betty the office dog so they could play. I think Charlie must have eaten something weird there, because last night he woke us up three times needing to go outside and poop. Normally, he sleeps through the night. Poor little guy. It reminded me of the thing I know I will dislike the most about having a baby - having to wake up. I don't wake up easily.
I had a dream sometime in between taking Charlie out at 2am and 5:30am that I was in labor and it hurt like a bitch. I was walking around in the hospital room feeling terrible. Maybe Charlie and my brain are trying to convince me that it's ok and I don't really want a baby right now.
They need to try a little harder than that.

13 comments:

  1. Yes, I KNOW the waking up in the middle of the night is going to be hard on me. I sleep so lightly as it is. I envision perpetually bloodshot eyes!

    But, it'll be worth it.

    I haven't had labor dreams, but I have had dreams in which I am pregnant. It's a good feeling.

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  2. I'm afraid of being up all night and then having to function at work the next day. Hopefully, each of our future babies will be sleeping through the night by the time maternity leave is over!

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  3. oddly enough I had a dream I was very heavily pregnant last night & could feel the onslaught of labor. I woke up convinced it was a sign. ha.

    Glad you have a team that actually wins things. Philly doesn't know what that's like, but oddly enough I would have no problem scalping tickets here. odd, huh?

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  4. One of my big worries about potential parenthood is the lack of sleep. I love and need my sleep, and I know it will be hard to lose it. I've never had a labor dream, and I've only had a few pregnant dreams ever. I think even my subconsious is too sublimated to come out at night.

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  5. I wish I knew more about dreams, they are so interesting. I have a dream probably once a month where I am pregnant and in labor, but I never actually have the baby....I wonder why.

    I think Charlie is just giving you practice for the no sleep thing when a baby arrives.

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  6. Aaaah, the lack of sleep thing is bloody awful. May it pass quickly--make Charlie teach the baby how to sleep through the night :-)

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  7. Yikes. Well, here's to hoping for many sleepless nights. =) lol

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  8. That's the part I'm dreading too. I can handle the poop and puke and everything else... I'm just not looking forward to the perpetual lack of sleep.

    And it's it weird how we have those dreams about labor when we have no clue what it's going to feel like?

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  9. Your last two sentences sound exactly like me. I was trying to convince myself this weekend of the same thing as I watched my brother and SIL deal with my screaming 4-month old niece. It didn't really work.

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  10. Yes, Manny pointed out while I was dithering about getting our dog-to-be that they make good baby substitutes in the practical stuff. Like waking you up at inconvenient times, puking, pooping, being needy.

    But I agree with you - it does nothing to really dissuade us from wanting babies.

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  11. Most of my pregnant dreams are nightmares wherein my mother is berating me for getting knocked up.

    Lately, my body has been screaming at me to get off the "working on making a baby" merry-go-round, that I *really* don't need to have a baby right now, so much so that I heard myself ask my doctor for birth control pills, and I wasn't even sure if it was me saying it. I have too much up in the air right now to worry about conception, so maybe it might be a good idea to get on the pill, regulate things a bit and re-evaluate the scenario next year. Or maybe I want to get knocked up right now and screw any and all potential growth that I might do in the mean time. I don't know. I'm apparently of a divided house.

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  12. I've gone through puppyhood twice in the past 4 years. If anything, it has probably made me want a baby even more. Ack!

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  13. I'm getting Lucky tomorrow afternoon! I'll try to post pictures tomorrow if I have time. My sister and her family don't leave til Wednesday afternoon, so hopefully I can squeeze in some moments to post some good snaps.

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