Wednesday, December 3, 2008

back at school

I'm happy to inform everyone that my time back at work has NOT ben nausea-filled! It's been tons better than I expected! Not that I haven't had nausea, oh, I HAVE...but it's not near as bad as it was last week. I guess staying busy all day and having my mind on work keeps the nausea abated. It does flare up though when my stomach starts getting empty so I pull out the ritz crackers or saltines or triscuits (whichever I have on hand at the time) and eat a few and it goes away after a while. I have had to sit a lot while teaching because I'm still getting out of breath and tired after standing for long periods of time. I'm just so relieved that it hasn't been miserable all week. I've already made it through half! yay!

I heard that when you're pregnant, you have more vivid dreams and they get kinda crazy. Well, lately I've definitely been having some vivid dreams and they are kind cooky. A few nights ago I dreamt that I applied for an office job at a hospital (during the school year, mind you, while I was still teaching) and was offered it and was planning on quitting teaching in the middle of the school year to take this hospital job which doesn't pay half as much. In the dream, Waylon kept asking me how they could offer me a job after only having one interview...it seemed to be something he just could not understand. It was really random and wierd and when I woke up from it I felt kind of panicky wondering if I had REALLY gone and done that. Last followed up with another great dream! I actually had my baby. For half of the dream my baby was a girl and I hate to say it but she was a really ugly baby!! I'm talking she had this HUGE abnormally bushy uni-brow!! In my dream I was so embarassed I didn't want to take her out in public b/c everyone would stare and I would just say "yes, I know my baby is ugly." It was aweful!! I remember thinking "I can't believe I had an ugly baby...I mean, where did it get that uni-brow from??!!" Then, midway through my dream, the baby turned into a normal looking baby boy! The wierd part is, I was aware of the change and was relieved it was normal looking! lol. Then I would take the baby out with me to run errands but leave it alone in public places and then realize I had left it and start panicking while trying to find it again. It was a very disturbing and crazy dream. I don't even know if I should be writing about it...but here I am, writing about it. Anyways, I just need one night of normal dreams after that! PLEASE!!!

Another thing that disrupted my sleep last night was Waylon getting up at 2am to throw up and have stomach issues. It felt like it lasted forever and then when he finally came back to bed, he left our door open and the hall light on. I couldn't fall back to sleep for a very long time after that. Needless to say, I'm really tired tonight and very ready to hit the sack and fall to sleep quickly.

I'm going to cut out here because my eyelids are wanting to close. Hope everyone has a great week and upcoming weekend!

love,
Steph

5 comments:

Lydia said...

I'm glad you've been feeling well at school! The crazy dreams are a ton of fun, right? LOL I will warn you that the dreams and the worry of losing or leaving your baby does not go away. I can still vividly remember having dreams right after Garrett was born and I would wake up to him crying in the night and start feeling all over the bed trying to find him. Of course he was in his crib, not in my bed. But in my dream he was buried in the blankets on our bed. I honestly don't know how many times I had that dream and I would be so panicked until I realized he was not in our room! :) Of course that's probably partly related to the sleep-deprivation too.

Aileen said...

Your dreams are funny Steph, I do remember dreaming about losing you all, it's a terrible dream. I'm glad you're not a nauseus at school, I'm sure it makes it a lot easier to teach.

Stef and Jared said...

Sweet Dreams my Dear!

Melissa@MamaMonoblogs said...

Glad you're feeling better. I dreamed about actually having the baby all the time and what the baby looked like. I did also have really weird dreams too. It's competely normal. You are not weird. Well, you might be buts that's a different story! LOL

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