Posts Tagged ‘dreams’

Deep Sleep

Did people of the 1700s record their dreams? Psychology was in its most embryonic stage, so while of course humans (and animals!) have always had dreams, I wonder what those of the 18th century thought of them? Did they consider them prophetic, meaningful, frightening? Probably all three. And what did they dream about? I know […]

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the teething

Audrey has cut one top incisor and one bottom incisor. It mustn’t feel very good because she has been complaining quite a lot in her sleep and can only be consoled by the boob, meaning much sleeplessness for me. A night full of broken sleep for me also means a night full of bizarre dreams. […]

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it’s quiet

Everyone is still in bed. Audrey seemed to sleep okay last night, though did wake to nurse as usual and had some short coughing fits. The coughing scares me. I know cough is a normal part of a chest cold, but I also know it can turn into something worse, and I don’t like thinking […]

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burning up

It took fifteen months, but Freya has her first fever. I realize that we are fortunate that it took this long. She’s had one (maybe two?) 24-hour sniffle attacks before this. In general she is an exceptionally healthy baby. I am filled to the brim with gratitude for that. Anyway I woke up at 4am […]

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threesome

Something that has occurred to us as we get closer to childbirth: there will be a new person living in our house. For years now it’s just been me and Brian, and our pets. When he goes off to do something, I’m alone. But very soon, there will be this third person. Yes, she’ll be […]

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The other night I despaired while attempting to try on various adorable pajamas and nightgowns that once fit me but now look like sausage casing on my body. My legs are enormous. Breastmilk, breastmilk, it’s all future breastmilk!! And it’s all for her. So, I’m okay with it. Today I went to Pee in the […]

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egg salad

I had a dream this morning that I went into this “maternity room” where a bunch of other pregnant women were sitting. When I walked in, one said, “are you pregnant?” I said yes, then she said, “no you’re not!” “Yes I am, I am fifteen weeks pregnant,” I replied. “Do you want me to […]

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+ I was visiting my dad and wanted to take a shower, but they had walled up all the tubs so they couldn’t be used. I kind of threw a shit fit (pregnant) + I was in a meeting at work but didn’t have to be there so I left and got into an elevator […]

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thursday morning

I had a dream last night that I was in a basement and looking across the dimness at several gigantic, kitten-sized spiders sitting in their webs. I am not as scared of spiders as I used to be, but in my dreams they always tend to be monstrous. These ones were yellow, and fast. Of […]

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wolves

I had a dream this morning just before I got up. I was at the bottom of this huge ravine, turning to find the best way to climb out. All sides were grassy, sandy hills, covered in trees and brush. I found a path and started climbing. Halfway up, I heard some noises, like small […]

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