Yet another side effect from my pregnancy is my craaaaazy dreaming. No wonder I’m so tired, I can’t have a good night sleep because I am having nightly nightmares about the most bizarre stuff. Usually, I hate when people tell you about their dreams. It’s actually a pet peeve of mine. So I won’t go into too much detail, but it was getting to the point where I started to feel insane.
For instance,during a nap the other day I had the most vivid dream that I stole a bunch of farm animals and Ollie threw a piglet off our roof. I just remember hearing the “thud” and this terrible squeal when the pig smacked the ground. It stuck with me all day. Actually, I can still hear that damn pig! Another super real one was when I dreamed I was trying to feed Cheerios to a cat with only two legs. It got mad at me and tried to smear its own shit around on the carpet to punish me. What the hell? I also have a recurring dream that all of a sudden I realize I’m wasted. I’m slamming margaritas and wine and then suddenly I remember: “Oops! I’m pregnant! I shouldn’t be drinking!”
Then I keep finding myself sitting completely upright in bed in the middle of the night. Sometimes I’m talking gibberish and other times I’m silent. I’ve also had a few cases of sleepwalking/sleepeating. The other night I found myself downstairs shoving graham crackers into my mouth and I’ve also awoken sitting at our dining room table with a glass of milk. I’m afraid Grey’s going to have to install a video camera in our fridge if this happens again. I fear the amount of weight I’ll gain!
So with all this, I honestly started to doubt my own sanity. But whenever I feel like I’m losing it, I always turn to the BabyCenter Community Forum and read about other people’s even more wacked out dreams and behavior and then I feel OK. People on there are seriously deranged…or at least, more so than me! Sure, it doesn’t help the root of my nutty dreaming, but at least I can feel sane by comparison.