Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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Crazy Dreams!

As you may remember from my previous post, I have had trouble sleeping during this pregnancy which may be due to many things.  I first blamed it on not being able to shut off my thoughts, having to get up multiple times to relieve my bladder, etc.  However, now that I am able to sleep—I am having the weirdest dreams.  These dreams are vivid and all unconnected.  I can
remember exactly what the dream is when I wake up and I try to interpret what it might mean but it makes NO sense whatsoever.  I thought that maybe something I was watching on TV or reading about was causing me to have these dreams—but now I am going to blame it on what I have blamed everything on the past 4-5 months and that is pregnancy.

Apparently, it is not a far-fetched idea to blame pregnancy for these dreams because the pregnancy books I have all say that this is common.  According to these books, a lot of dreams are supposed to be because of nervousness of how I am going to do as a mother.  I disagree with this, being that I am already a mother this time around and the fact that most of the dreams don’t even include the new baby yet.    I don’t remember having these dreams when I was pregnant with Wesley.  Again, that was 4 years ago so I probably wouldn’t remember it anyway.

When you were pregnant do you remember having vivid dreams?  Do you feel that they had any meaning whatsoever? 

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2 Comments on “Crazy Dreams!”

  • Carlene Delane August 16th, 2012 10:48 am

    Loads! I have read studies that suggest it’s the surge of hormones that cause the wild dreams. I used to have dreams that I was back in high school, some where my teeth would just fall out and even really bad nightmares of my loved ones, leaving, dying or deploying. Frequently my husband had to wake me up from nightmares that had me crying outloud. Most of my friends have experienced the same thing. Doesn’t make it anu less troublesome. Hope you at least have some GOOD vivid dreams!

  • Natalie Caddell Natalie Caddell August 16th, 2012 1:29 pm

    I am glad to know it’s not just me–they have really been crazy…I have moved to China in my dreams, delivered the baby already, and more. I have asked my husband if I have woken him up, because I wake up in my dream/nightmare upset but apparently it hasn’t been out loud–thank goodness! I am sure it is the hormones–after all it is the cause of everything else!

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