When we're pregnant our hormones take over and cause all kinds of freakish thing to happen, including affecting our dreams. I thought I's take the opportunity to share with my readers some of my crazy dreams while I'm pregnant. I will add any new ones throughout the next couple of months as they occur.
Dream #1: I can't recall every detail but it basically leads up to where my daughter (I am expecting a boy, not a girl) is about 13 or 14 years old and is out shopping with her friends. I don't like her friends as they seem manipulative and disrespectful. She has a bunch of shopping bags with clothes that she would never wear - designer suits, formal jewellry, etc - so I ask her where she got everything. Being a typical teenager she gets mad and says that I'm not being fair and that I don't like her friends, etc. Then it leads into a bunch of her friends taking my car and driving away. I try to get them to stop because I have a doll in the back seat. (It's actually a Cabbage Patch Kid) They toss it out the window and leave it in the street to get run over by all the traffic. I'm chasing after the car but can't catch up. I start to cry and am so upset that I actually wake myself up crying out.
The analysis: I am concerned about how my child will make decisons and that I am worried I can be a good parent and guide him/her to be respectful and make good choices in his/her life. The doll represents my baby because we are supposed to be using a doll right now to get our dogs used to a baby. I am so upset because these teenagers stole my car & my baby and then tossed my baby out the window and I can't get to it. This could show that I have some anxiety about being a new parent and some worries about taking care of him. This is normal and I know I'll be a great mom.
Dream #2: I often have dreams that I can fly and in the face of danger I can fly away. This is an escape mechanism of my subconscious and a way to get away from problems. I know this, but I also know without a doubt that in every dream I can fly. It's a gift I have in my dreamworld. This dream takes place on my parents farm. There is a man, like a serial killer, chasing me and trying to find me. I go various places around the farm and then I realize that my parents are in the house and I have to warn them. I fly high into the sky and then land in the front driveway and run up to the front door (which is always locked). It just so happens that I turn the door the right way and get in. I run to their bedroom and find them in burlap sacks and their feet and hands tied, their mouths gagged. I untie my mom and ask her where "he" is. She tells me to look the other the way and whispers to me to be careful and some other things. This is where I wake up and I am very scared and have a lot of trouble getting back to sleep because I keep seeing this in my head when I close my eyes.
The Analysis: This could be that I feel my parents are holding back what they need to say (they are bound & gagged). It could be that I need to free them to allow them to tell me what they want or to accept their advice. This could be my anxiousness again about being a parent and that I need to trust others to share their advice or ask when I don't know how to do something. The man that is chasing me is simply my fear manifested into a person.