The bad-DH dreams reminded me that I've had some dreams where my boys were HORRIBLE, like absolutely the worst, most intentionally hurtful behavior ever. Awful! And then I was shocked when I woke up, to remember that they'd been really *good!* Sweet, helpful, understanding... No idea where the dream came from! Did NOT like that, at all.
With my first, I often dreamed my baby was something other than human... something that can be recreated faster... and that it died, or was eaten (as in, when he was a cookie
), etc, and I would say, "But I can make more cookies now." Or, "Cats reproduce faster, so it won't take too long to get a new one." I was clearly dealing with fears of losing the baby, and having to wait to do it all again and have a new one. Crazy thing is, I've really never had a loss. I had a super-early one, very early in our marriage, but at the time I wasn't even sure it was a loss.
Thankfully, I had no cookie or kitten babies in subsequent pregnancies!