Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bad Dreams???

For those of you mommies out there (well, the mommies who's children have only 2 feet instead of 4 paws), I have to be honest about something. If you know me, then you already know #1.

#1 is that I'm a little jealous of you (I know, I'm NOT supposed to be jealous, but since it's only a LITTLE, so I think I'm fine). If you don't know me, let's just suffice it to say that I've always wanted to be a mommy, and leave it in that little nutshell.

#2 is that I'm a LITTLE tiny bit glad that my children have 4 paws insted of 2 legs!! (I know, they totally contradict each other, and my husband will vigorously shake his head at me because he HATES when I give him the explanation/rationale that it's just a woman thing and can't be explained!!)

The reason (today at least) I'm thankful that my kids have 4 paws, is that when they make a noise/cry, I typically know that is going on. When you have a new/young baby (for example), when they cry, it could mean a whole bunch of things. -Is the baby, hungry? Wet? Poopy? Tired? Sick? Hurt? Scared? Is something BIGGER the problem? Well, it's kinda nice knowing that when my babies cry, their cries sound VERY different. (I'm sure to actual moms their child's cries sound different too, but since I haven't had children, I'm basing this solely off of my babysitting experiences.)

The reason all this comes to mind, as you might have guessed, is because of {as read in my blog title} hopefully, and I know it sounds bad, Jill had a bad dream last night. (Hopefully because I don't want there to be some sort of internal problem that the vet hasn't found.) She woke up around 3:45 just CRYING like he was getting beatten to death. She is only 7 1/2 months old now, and I hate to think that she's been through some sort of trauma that would warrant bad memories, but on the other hand, I hope (YES, I'M SAYING IT AGAIN) that nothing is wrong with her. Of course, since she sleeps on a regular sized HUMAN pillow in between Jordan and I on our Queen sized bed (that I might add also sleeps Jack and Miller too--Molly likes to sleep under the bed), I knew that neither one of us had rolled on her. AND, she's very much a space hog when it comes to her mom and dad. If she's laying with either one of us, or even just sitting on our laps on the couch and another dog comes over, she FIERCELY defends her spot. We are still correcting her on this and trying to reassure her and her position in the 'pack' though.

So, needless to say, I was awake for quite a while EARLY this morning making sure my baby was okay and just petting her and talking to her softly. It seemed to help and she burrowed her head in her blanket (she LOVES to burrow) and curled up with me and drifted back off to sleep. I drifted back to sleep somewhere around 5:00 and got up late at 6:40 with a headache the size of Texas. (I'm feeling good now though, thanks for asking!) Anyhoo, when I got up, I handed her to Jordan and he took all the kids out while I got in the shower. I heard another cry from her while they were outside, but I think she was just scared. Jordan is home with her now, and so far I haven't heard anything from him about the 'activities' continuing.

I really do think it was bad dreams though, because she seems VERY healthy. She runs and runs and runs in the backyard and plays with all the dogs (she LOVES to play tug-of-war with Molly over our socks) and she plays with Jack (and follows him around) like she's always been part of the family. They have a good time playing and it's really cute, except for when I'm sitting on the couch and they have lovingly dubbed mom's lap as "base". Oh well, I still love it.

Here's a pic of Jill with one of her FAVORITE chew toys: DAD'S FOOT!!

1 comment:

Melissa, Jeremy, & Boston said...

1st I totally understand your jealously and lack of jealously at the same time. I had a lot of those feelings and still do with certain things.

2nd, I too think Jill had a bad dream. Rosie, Jer's parent's dog, will sometimes (not often, like once or twice so far of 10 yrs) howl and cry in her sleep. She's totally alseep and sometimes we're sure she's in some awful fight. I have nightmares about things that I saw so briefly on TV that I can't believe I dream about it. Maybe it's similar with dogs. Maybe she's dreaming about the park and other dogs she's seen there that were mean or something. Who knows right?! I hope she doesn't have these episodes reoccuring; that would be scary for everyone! Glad to hear from you; hope you're well and I missed you! :)