I never knew that when you get pregnant, you start having these weird dreams. I have always had odd dreams, but since I have been pregnant I wake up more confused than ever!
In the first trimester, I must have been watching a lot of hockey because I dreamed one night that I was a player with the Carolina Hurricanes. It was up to me and my teammate – WRAL reporter Kevin Holmes – to score the winning goal to beat New Jersey to send us to the Stanley Cup finals. Kevin scored the goal, while I blocked for him. I can barely skate in real life, so I have no idea how I stayed upright! But I threw a few blocks and we won the game!
One second trimester morning, I awoke and was frantically checking my ankle and leg for a tattoo. Apparently, in another pregnancy dream, my best friend, Jennifer Aniston, and I decided to get matching tattoos on our right legs. We got two – a Grover and Elmo hybrid one on the shin and then a smaller one on the inside part of our ankle. I don’t know why we got those particular tattoos, but during the dream I remember freaking out and telling Jen that I really thought I made a mistake. How was I going to explain this to my baby one day? All I kept saying was, “This is going to hurt way more when I have it lasered off.” I awoke to find myself still tattoo free.
Now in the third trimester, I have had several dreams that made no sense.
My new best friend, Angelina Jolie, and I were getting our hair done. (I can’t stand either of these women, seriously. I have no idea why they are haunting me. Must be too much E! network before bed.) Angie and I ended up with the same ‘do! I didn’t want to look like her, I wanted to look like me. I was very aggravated! So weird.
The other dream involved a mean group of girls from high school who showed up at my baby shower and tried to hijack it because one of them was pregnant. I tried to escape, but the FBI and CIA were outside preventing people from coming in to help me. They said it was a terror threat. That’s what I get for watching USA’s “Burn Notice” before going to bed.
Did you have any strange dreams while pregnant?
I did have one wonderful dream during the second trimester where I was holding my baby. He was happy, healthy and beautiful. I had such a warm feeling that whole day. Why can’t I have more dreams like that?
Kathy is editor of WRAL.com's Out & About section. Learn more about Kathy on her website. Last year, here on Go Ask Mom, Kathy chronicled her efforts to lose weight before she and her husband started a family. Now, due with her first baby this fall, she's writing about her pregnancy. Find her here on Wednesdays twice a month on Go Ask Mom.