Friday, April 3, 2009

Checking In

I thought I'd better check in, since I'm hoping my hours are numbered today. I haven't slept much the last few nights, with last night being the worst of them all. I fell asleep at a couple of points in the wee hours, only to wake up shortly after from the crazy dreams.

You know, the crazy nightmares where you think you're in one of those bad horror movies that everybody makes fun of because the main character really should know better than to go into the room, or not call the police, and ends up dead? Yeah. I had one of those, then woke up very close to physically screaming and lay in bed freaked out, wondering if I woke up because of the dream or because I'd really heard someone inside my house. Other than my dog howling from the couch, but that had happened earlier in the night when I was nearly asleep. And of course once I calmed down I didn't want to go back to sleep, for fear the same film would start rolling over again. Because if I close my eyes, some film is going to roll. Every time. I've always had my fair share of crazy vivid dreams, but I don't even nap without dreaming anymore.

In other news, I fared well at the dentist yesterday. Got cleaned but refused to even consider a polish, which is probably what saved me. And the best part is that I don't have to go back until December. Dr. Boswell didn't see much point in coming back right before the baby arrives, he wanted to wait until after so he could get post-pregnancy x-rays and such. Apparently incubating is pretty rough on teeth, what with having to share my calcium and all.

So have a good weekend, ya'll. I'm hoping I don't start some vicious cycle of sleeping all day and being up all night, but I suppose that's better than not sleeping at all, right Stacey?


mayberry said...

Dreaming like that always makes me feel like I haven't slept at all.

Hope you're doing better soon.

i'm black betty said...

oh honey...i'm so sorry...and, unfortunately they only get worse!!! :P

great meeting u this week!!! :)

Nicole Bradshaw said...

Weird dreams during pregnancy are pretty standard. I had some doozies. But look at it this way - at least it's just dreams keeping you up, and you could conceivably return to sleep at any time.

The first three months after little one makes an appearance, you'll have no such luxury, so enjoy the weird dreams while you can. Ooof.

Park and Dalt's Mommy said...

Hey little preggie mommy! I do have one thing to say...pregnancy is GREAT! I know you think I'm crazy right now...with all the nausea and psycho dreams and all! ha! I don't recall having crazy bad dreams...altho I DID dream. Very vivid dreams. But they weren't bad. And take it from a gal who's worked at a dental office for 6 wonderful years...Babies give you cavities! ha! They can, brush and floss after every meal. ;) Love you girl!!

Susan said...

"Great" isn't the word I'd use today, but it's all part of the package. And I have permission from my dentist to do the best I can with what I've got until I can brush without vomiting. He said we'd deal with the outcome in December!

The dreams are getting out of control, though. I woke up this morning and told Greg that I didn't know if I won the sword fight, but the turkey and dressing was tasty... He asked if I was fighting the turkey, but no, it was two separate dreams!