Will Whoever has the Remote, Please Remove the Batteries!

I am a vivid dreamer. I dream in color and in story lines, and frequently I can semi-control the out come of dreams. I have often gone to sleep thinking through something I am writing, and woken the next morning with the solution, or a new direction, from my dreams. Nightmares are infrequent and brief. I can usually wake from them quickly, and if I get up and go to the bathroom or something like that before going back to sleep, they don’t return. All in all, my dreams are usually something I look forward to.

But lately I had begun to think I was loosing my mind. My dreams during pregnancy have become far more confused, less vivid, and more jumbled. Last night it felt as if someone had a remote control for my dreams and kept changing the channel. Even when I woke up, my thoughts were jumbled through my shower, and jumped around like a flea on crack. Trying to force myself into a little discipline, I was suddenly struck by the (irrational, I know) fear that I was developing adult ADD and I would slowly loose control on all rational thought.

So imagine my delight to read on several websites that pregnant women dream more frequently and more intensely. Because I already dream frequently, and intensely, this is resulting in the “channel surfing” dreams I’ve been having. I feel so much better. It doesn’t make me feel any more rested, but it does alleviate the fears of loosing control of my faculties just as I become responsible for another human life.


About Coralie

After 11 years of infertility, I am now a mother to three, a wife of a Presbyterian (ARP) preacher and a struggling homemaker. Welcome to my little corner of the net. Kick off your shoes, put your feet up and join the conversation. View all posts by Coralie

4 responses to “Will Whoever has the Remote, Please Remove the Batteries!

  • Anonymous

    Cor! I am just like you, I usually dream really clearly and constantly, but lately my dreams have been the same way, chaotic, confusing, jumbled and just plain ridiculous…ahh, the joys of pregnancy….Melinda

  • a suburban housewife

    Welcome to motherhood. “Confused, less vivid and more jumbled….” Pretty accurate descriptives!! 🙂

  • Coastal

    I heard a great theory for why our minds go wacky as the full reality of motherhood approaches. It forces us to slow down and accept early the reality that we just can’t do it all.

  • Viscountess

    You know Coastal, that makes a lot of sense. More of God’s common grace to come with the common grace of childrearing. I like that.

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