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Oh baby [Nov. 9th, 2005|06:57 am]
Zoethe
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I have recently experienced several extremely vivid dreams about having a baby. Not about giving birth, or about any traumatic events, just about having a baby. Holding a baby, feeding a baby, changing and bathing a baby. I say vivid because they have been accurate down to the last detail - baby scents, baby warmth, the feel of fuzzy, soft fabric and smooth baby skin. They have been utterly mundane but completely immersive.

I'm not sure what's triggering this.

At 47, is my body signalling it's last hurrah? If so, my brain isn't getting the message, because I feel no regret, no desire to actually have a baby. Or is it about nurturing something else? Or is it just weird coincidence?
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[User Picture]From: stephbairey
2005-11-09 12:27 pm (UTC)
I've had plenty of dream babies. I loved them all with an extreme passion that tempts me to wonder if I would love a real one that way. Dunno how it would fly in real life.

I wouldn't worry. It's what you think while awake that counts. You'd be raising those babies while awake, you know. :)

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[User Picture]From: darthfox
2005-11-09 12:29 pm (UTC)
At 47, is my body signalling it's last hurrah? If so, my brain isn't getting the message, because I feel no regret, no desire to actually have a baby.

i might suspect your body and brain are conspiring to signal "HI GRANDCHILDREN". getting a head start on that, i mean to say. :-)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-11-09 01:33 pm (UTC)
That is another possibility. But even that is years away. Or it better be!
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2005-11-09 12:42 pm (UTC)
Probably just a last hormonal surge.
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[User Picture]From: ba1126
2005-11-09 11:52 pm (UTC)
That would be my guess, too. As you move toward the end of menses, you have surges and ebbs in hormones and this could be reminding you of how you felt during pregnancy or just after delivery.
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[User Picture]From: jadecat
2005-11-09 01:12 pm (UTC)
Perhaps your inner child wants to be nurtured and taken care of. :) You've been awfully busy and stressed these last few months.


Though it's funny you mention this today when I actually went and met my (step)grandaughter last night. She was born around 1:30 am on 11-8. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-11-09 01:34 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2005-11-09 01:18 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it's a representation of the care and nurturing that you're doing to achieve your new career. It could be seen, like a baby, as a new start, and the schoolwork/regular work combination could be reminiscent of the stress and exhaustion of new motherhood.
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[User Picture]From: ladyoflight2004
2005-11-09 01:19 pm (UTC)
As you probably know, most dreams reflect what is going on in your life, so you would have to look there first, as you seem to be doing.

However, my dream book says:

A sweet, clean baby predicts a satisfied love and a host of good friends. A woman who dreams she is nursing a baby *(not the same as feeding, I don't think)*, receives a sign that she will be deceived by the one in whom she has the greatest conrfidence.

There are other bits about crying babies and walking babies but they don't seem to apply. I'm not sure the 2nd bit I've quoted does either, but thought I'd put it in anyway.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-11-09 01:37 pm (UTC)
Anything about talking babies? Like, talking newborns? Because in one Amy (and it was clearly Amy) was talking to me, but it seemed utterly natural even though she was a tiny infant.
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2005-11-09 02:08 pm (UTC)
I've heard about that, and had one of those when K was an infant, and other people told me that talking baby dreams aren't uncommon.
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[User Picture]From: ladyoflight2004
2005-11-09 02:40 pm (UTC)
No - only crying babies and that presages disappointments.
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[User Picture]From: old_hedwig
2005-11-09 03:38 pm (UTC)
I had a dream once when our first was still an infant that I was playng with him and he looked up at me and said "Thank you" It was a very sweet and satisfying dream.

I think often dreams aren't about what they seem to be about. But I love holding and snuggling babies and smelling their heads, it would be fun to do in a dream since I don't do it much in real life now, being between generations.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-11-09 03:52 pm (UTC)
Beleive me, I'm not complaining. They've all been very sweet dreams, just remarkably vivid.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-11-09 03:58 pm (UTC)
Could well be. I'm actually hoping it's signaling the end of menses - I'm ready to be done with that! Cronehood, here I come!
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2005-11-09 06:40 pm (UTC)
My mom started having dreams like that right around the time my sister got pregnant. Maybe since it's not a birth or pregnancy dream in which you are the one pregnant or giving birth, it's a grandchild or a niece/nephew?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-11-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
Gosh, nobody I know is expecting!
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2005-11-09 07:33 pm (UTC)
Maybe you're clarevoyant. ;) Seeing the future, as it were. Your body could be signalling its acceptance and anticipation of becoming a nurturer in that way, rather than as a mother. Since you know you don't want another child, maybe it's just telling you it agrees?
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