35 Weeks Pregnant and Crazy Dreams

I’m finding that 35 weeks pregnant is having some effects.  I don’t suddenly feel amazing or feel awful, but 35 weeks means that birth is getting pretty eminent.  I’m actually 35 weeks and three days, so my daughter is due in 32 days.  Which means that she could be here and be full term any time between 11 and 32 days.

I should state for the record that I have never been pregnant longer than 38.5 weeks.  And my first boy was born at 37 weeks on the dot.

So this means that my goals have been pretty much centered around preparation.  I’m preparing for my VBAC delivery with the Hypnobabies Home Study Course.  I’m preparing around the house with my massive list of stuff to do and major cleaning.

For some reason, I cannot stay awake and listen to Hypnobabies.  Fortunately, it’s still effective because it’s being absorbed by the subconscious and it’s definitely having an impact.  For the last several days, I’d had dreams of a painless birthing in the comforts of my own bed.  Winston the Wonder Chihuahua and the husband were snuggled up beside me.  I couldn’t figure out why it was so specific until I forced myself to stay awake for the first Hypnobabies  track (which I listened to outside of my bed).  Part of it is picking out your safe place where you go for visualization.  The first place that I thought of with a warm, safe, comfortable place is my bed.  And then it made sense.

It was working.  I was still having the visualization in dream state.  That was just… well, cool.

Another thing that I’ve been doing is cleaning hard.  Yesterday, I had my nephew over to help me with a lot of the heavy lifting stuff, and I spent pretty much the entire day cleaning.  My master suite is now perfectly immaculate (wood polished, carpets shampooed, bizarre nooks and crannies cleaned), and the walls through the entire upstairs have been cleaned.  Shampooing carpets upstairs have started, the kitchen floor is partially refinished.  (I accidentally stripped the linoleum while scrubbing.  Oops.)  As much as we got done, there’s still a lot to get done.

I took a nap today (slept awful last night…. Norton had his first overnight stay at his grandparents’ house and it was far harder on me than I’d expected), once again listening to Hypnobabies.  I once again dreamt of a painless birth at home, but this one had a twist: I was holding my beautiful baby girl in front of the bathroom mirror.  She was dressed in one of those beautifully tiny and fragile little sleepers… but it was too soon.  We were trying to get a hold of the hospital, but we couldn’t get through.  And we were trying to figure out what we were supposed to do; we were totally not ready.  Somehow, in that dream, the most reasonable course of action that we could come up with was… we were going to put her back.

Yeah.  Completely and utterly weird.

I’m hoping that this dream indicates that I have gotten over my fears regarding a VBAC delivery, but I haven’t gotten over my panic about not having the house perfectly perfect for her impending arrival.  I don’t know for sure, but what I do know is that at 35 weeks pregnant, I don’t have a lot of time left to get it all done.

I’m finding that 35 weeks pregnant is having some effects.  I don’t suddenly feel amazing or feel awful, but 35 weeks means that birth is getting pretty eminent.

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. Hello! I came across your blog on Twitter. I had a little one 7 months ago and also wanted to prepare with hypnobabies. (although…I wanted an epidural and the hypno was just in case the epi didn’t work!) I was bad at listening to the tapes though and freaked out about two weeks before I was due and tried to listen to them all right then! Lol

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