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08/08/2013 at 09:19
I know dreams are more vivid in pregnancy. I seem to be having the same sort of dreams every morning after oh has gone to work. They all revolve around cooking. One I was cooking and smoke alarm went off so went to close the kitchen door but the door frame was about 40cm wider than the door do I couldn't stop it, then found dirty clothes in the grill pan! The latest one i am cooking for family with about 10 different ovens cooking all sorts of weird stuff. Mostly eggs and sea food And pancakes! And it's all going wrong and stuff gets burnt n some is raw n I'm running around panicking n can't cope with it all. The kids end up sat going hungry, some ppl get burnt food some get cold food. Is it a sign I'm struggling or not coping? I am worrying a bit about being out of work and interviews and my dd starting school and wondering how ill cope with 2 kids n how ill afford all the baby stuff. Could that be it? X
08/08/2013 at 12:00
It does sound like some kind of worrying!!! Boy do you dream!!
Are you planning on cooking a load of meals for after baby is here too? Maybe that's playing on your mind aswell?? My dreams have involved me forgetting about the baby (I mean as if)... my whole life revolves round my children (I home-educate) but it still scared me and I was worrying about it for a while but managed to get my brain sorted.
You will cope, the human has a wonderful way of coping and I'm sure you have family and friends who will rally round. Hope you get better dreams soon!! xx
08/08/2013 at 21:39
Dreams are very much a reflection on what has been on your mind in the day. Your thoughts and feelings get all muddled as they get embedded and connected with other recent and distant memories in your mind. The resulting dream can be quite wacky but there is often a message there. If you are worrying about coping then it makes sense that your dreams are about situation out of your control. You may well find that when you have the baby and find you are able to cope a lot better than you expected, the dreams will stop or change subject.
It is also worth noting that during pregnancy your oestrogen rises which causes changes in your serotonin levels. Serotonin regulates your emotions so its no wonder dreams get quite dramatic.
If you are interested in the psychology of dreams then Carl Jung is worth reading (but I warn you its quite heavy).
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