Funny, Jodie, I woke up this morning wanting to share my dream, and thinking "I should start a dreams thread"--and here it is already!
LOTS of very intense dreams lately, but they've been only tangentially related to the baby, if at all. Last night's was different--totally, 100% about childbirth and having a brand-new little one.
We took a Bradley refresher class with two other couples, taught by a friend of mine who, IRL, is a sweet lady but not exactly someone who'd gravitate toward natural birth! The weird catch of this class was that, by signing up, we committed to give birth all at the same time, in my friend the instructor's living room. So then there we were, all birthing our babies in her living room, no big deal, and that went fine. We had a lovely little girl. Then there was a VERY LONG nursing interlude--in my waking hours I am very, very anxious about this baby being able to nurse, since my daughter never could and I am still sad about that. Kind of silly that I am not that generally worried about the baby having a cleft; I'm just very narrowly focused on the breastfeeding thing.
Anyhow, then my husband and I packed up and took a walk outside, leaving the baby in the living room, since obviously that's what you do with an hours-old newborn?!, and as we walked, we could hear her crying and calling out "Mommy, Mommy," and I asked what my husband thought we should do, and he said we should just keep walking because she'd sort it out! I went back into the house, and there was the "baby," sitting on the floor and looking like a scaled-down replica of her older sister (my daughter who never nursed), looking at us tearfully and reproaching, "I didn't know where you were."
...Just when I thought I was going to have a nice, non-anxious dream that wasn't about how Tee screws up the baby... Dream Me goes and makes a horrible parenting mistake that accidentally ages my newborn by years. Sigh. Anxiety.
She's here! Baby Yoshiko arrived on 2/7/15, and now we are a family of five.