A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes...

...when you're fast asleep.

Last night my pregnancy test came back positive. In my sleep. When I woke from that dream, I prayed so hard. I want this so badly. A healthy pregnancy, an addition to our family.

My friend Christine new baby is almost 3 months old. I hear her talk about the trials of having a newborn - lack of sleep and colic being her primary issues - and I feel completely undeterred. I want that, warts and all.

There are other DBM bloggers out there who are struggling through a pregnancy on top of a loss. I'm not blind, I know it'd be so hard. The second that test came back positive, I'd march into my OB's office and have her call me in a prescription for progesterone suppositories. Reaching 20 weeks, I'd be on high alert all the time. Freaking out with any sign of bleeding. Or conracting. Reaching that magical 24-week viability date and not feeling any comfort because nothing's guaranteed.

And I question why I want it. Before we got pregnant with Leila, I was perfectly happy (read "resigned") to being a one-child household. I looked at newly-pregnant Christine and thought her a fool - I LIKE my sleep right where it is, thank you. And I was convinced that Andrew's too old to be able to adapt to a sibling now.

Why did all that change? Why can't I recall those feelings and put them back into place? Leila's 5 months on this earth has shaken everything I've held true.

It seems I'm not the only one dreaming of positive pregnancy tests, either. Christine had that same dream for me a few weeks ago.

God, hear my prayer.....


  1. I will be praying that your heart's wish comes true very soon. I can't wait to celebrate with you and follow your journey.

  2. I wonder why I'm TTC all the time. Before I got pregnant with Sydney, we were DONE. So done, in fact, that my DH had a vasectomy consult and was scheduled for surgery in December. I was already pregnant at the time and didn't know it. Once we found out I was pregnant, we planned to go ahead with the surgery, but at the last minute, I had this nagging feeling and told DH not to do it yet. Now, after being so sure our family was complete, we're desperate for a new member. Maybe because we both feel the gaping hole that Sydney left, I don't know.

    I have had dreams about being pregnant and known that the baby wasn't Sydney. I hold tight to those dreams and pray that they will come true at some point.

  3. Praying for a BFP for you and for me!!

  4. i completely understand! we were (well, mostly dh but i acquiesced) done too until we had a miscarriage. then the miscarriage propelled us into being lax with birth control, which brought us Matthew, our stillborn baby. and NOW, oh now, i want to be pregnant so badly. but i too sometimes wonder exactly WHY.