I feel a bit like a different person this morning…thanks to a dream. I woke up sometime in the 5:00 hour unable to go back to sleep after 30 minutes of tossing and turning (which is more like a sloth’s movements given my current physical state!) and with painful hip aching from sleeping on my side. I eventually got up and did my magical trick: swigged some lemonade. Incredibly, that’s the last thing I remember.
When I woke up for the second time (having slept past my normal wake-up time!) I was in the midst of a crazy dream about our baby. In the dream, I had given birth to him 3 times – once at 26 weeks, 27 weeks and this time was 28 weeks. The first two times Matt and I had looked at him and put him back inside after concluding he wasn’t ready to come out. But this time – at 28 weeks (now basically) – he couldn’t go back in because he was breathing. I panicked and called my doula and she came over and basically helped us welcome what appeared to be a healthy full-term baby into the world. (We couldn’t explain how he seemed to so full term). I started to breastfeed him (which was amazing!!!) and then we realized we had no way to get home (this scene was taking place in a city) so we drove with me in the back of the car nursing him without a carseat. We then realized we had no baby gear, no changing table – nothing – and he had a dirty diaper! I proclaimed that we could just start with cloth diapers, but we had no wipes. I woke up with a very panicked feeling that we just weren’t quite ready to have him yet because we didn’t have any baby stuff and we should head to Babies R Us that afternoon.
Overall, it was a really strange dream because I kind of feel like I “met” my baby last night. So weird. Also I’m guessing these feelings of unpreparedness have to do with both our hospital tour and the To-Do list post on BERF yesterday!
Insta-breakfast to put me back to reality:
A lovely bowl of yogurt topped with blueberries, crumbled Great Harvest Morning Glory Muffin, chia seeds and coconut plus a spoonful of almond butter.
Lipton Tea a la mom
I missed my cycle class this morning due to oversleeping, but that’s probably for the best because I have loads to do today to prepare for my trip tomorrow (my flight leaves at 6:30am!)