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My destiny is to bring doom into the world, so for my own safety and the safety of those around me, I am put in a prison cell at the top of a tower.

Another prisoner breaks out of his cell and into mine.  He looks like the Hulk, green skin and torn pants.  He jumps on the table and says, "My destiny is to bring doom to this prison, starting with you."

I realize that even though it would be better for the world if I died, I want to live.  I jump out of the window.  I fall and catch ledges on my way down.  I try to kick in windows to get in, but they are all closed.  I land surprisingly soft on the ground.

There is a kindly older couple leaving the prison.  The man looks like Morgan Freeman.  They agree to smuggle me out in the back of their Jeep, wrapped up in a blanket.

When we get to the town, I step out and am back in my prison cell, 10 minutes before Hulk breaks in.  This time I jump before he comes.  Morgan Freeman doesn't have a blanket this time, so the guards find me. 

I wake up.  Matthew tells me he dreamt he was a soldier in a rebel army, guarding a female prisoner.
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I slept for 13 hours last night.  I didn't take my nap yesterday, that's probably why.

I had a crazy dream.  It was very stressful.  I don't think my labor experience will be anything like this, which is good.

I start out in the Labor & Delivery Ward of our hospital.  I'm in the room all alone.  I yell for Matthew but its taking him a long time to get there.  He said he got lost.  Our door lost its number, which probably didn't help.

My doula arrives, and I start to settle in.  I ask a nurse to fill the Jacuzzi and she looks confused.  "I'll have to ask my manager,"  she said.  "I don't know how to do it."

I realize we haven't called my doctor yet, and somehow I've lost the number.  I ask Matthew to find it.  He says its in the newspaper, and shows me the page that lists all the doctors in Baltimore.

A bunch of high school volunteers are hanging out in my room and they're talking to each other about how stupid I am to not even know my doctor's number.  I go up to them and tell them my phone's contact list is broken, and I'd like them to get out.  "Touchy, touchy," one of them mutters as they go out.

At first I can't find her name in the paper, but then I realize its alphabetical by first name.  When I call her office, the voicemail says "The doctor will be unavailable for the next 17 hours.  She's taking some me-time to go shopping, get her hair done, enjoy the sunshine..." I hang up the phone.

"It looks like she's not coming," I tell Matthew and the doula. 

Then I notice two kids playing with toy trucks at my feet.  This family is hanging out in my bathroom.  Toy cars and action figures litter the ground around the Jacuzzi, which is now filled.  I tell the family to get out.

The Mom asks me, "When are you going to be done in here, because my kids really like playing here,"

"This is not a playground, and I'm having a baby!" I said. When they go, they leave all their toys scattered around the bathroom.

Then a Mexican film crew comes in and starts setting up their lights and cameras.  They put a big pink blanket on the floor that they want me to give birth on.  "And if you could speak Spanish the entire time, that would be really helpful,"  the director tells me.  I tell them very politely that I don't want to give birth on the floor, trying to remember my high school Spanish.  They leave, grumbling.

The nurse comes back in and tells me I'm only 1 cm dilated.  Suddenly I remember I haven't done my five things they taught me in Bradley Class to determine whether I'm in false labor or not. I haven't had a single contraction since I got to the hospital.

"Matthew, why didn't you remind me to do the five things?" I ask.

"Oops," he said.

Then I wake up, still pregnant and not in labor.



 
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I slept for 13 hours last night.  I didn't take my nap yesterday, that's probably why.

I had a crazy dream.  It was very stressful.  I don't think my labor experience will be anything like this, which is good.

I start out in the Labor & Delivery Ward of our hospital.  I'm in the room all alone.  I yell for Matthew but its taking him a long time to get there.  He said he got lost.  Our door lost its number, which probably didn't help.

My doula arrives, and I start to settle in.  I ask a nurse to fill the Jacuzzi and she looks confused.  "I'll have to ask my manager,"  she said.  "I don't know how to do it."

I realize we haven't called my doctor yet, and somehow I've lost the number.  I ask Matthew to find it.  He says its in the newspaper, and shows me the page that lists all the doctors in Baltimore.

A bunch of high school volunteers are hanging out in my room and they're talking to each other about how stupid I am to not even know my doctor's number.  I go up to them and tell them my phone's contact list is broken, and I'd like them to get out.  "Touchy, touchy," one of them mutters as they go out.

At first I can't find her name in the paper, but then I realize its alphabetical by first name.  When I call her office, the voicemail says "The doctor will be unavailable for the next 17 hours.  She's taking some me-time to go shopping, get her hair done, enjoy the sunshine..." I hang up the phone.

"It looks like she's not coming," I tell Matthew and the doula. 

Then I notice two kids playing with toy trucks at my feet.  This family is hanging out in my bathroom.  Toy cars and action figures litter the ground around the Jacuzzi, which is now filled.  I tell the family to get out.

The Mom asks me, "When are you going to be done in here, because my kids really like playing here,"

"This is not a playground, and I'm having a baby!" I said. When they go, they leave all their toys scattered around the bathroom.

Then a Mexican film crew comes in and starts setting up their lights and cameras.  They put a big pink blanket on the floor that they want me to give birth on.  "And if you could speak Spanish the entire time, that would be really helpful,"  the director tells me.  I tell them very politely that I don't want to give birth on the floor, trying to remember my high school Spanish.  They leave, grumbling.

The nurse comes back in and tells me I'm only 1 cm dilated.  Suddenly I remember I haven't done my five things they taught me in Bradley Class to determine whether I'm in false labor or not. I haven't had a single contraction since I got to the hospital.

"Matthew, why didn't you remind me to do the five things?" I ask.

"Oops," he said.

Then I wake up, still pregnant and not in labor.



 
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I slept for 13 hours last night.  I didn't take my nap yesterday, that's probably why.

I had a crazy dream.  It was very stressful.  I don't think my labor experience will be anything like this, which is good.

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Last night I dreamt that I woke up and my baby was here.  He was standing up and waving to me from the crib.  I was so confused. "But...I don't remember giving birth to him.  And I didn't have time to take any of the classes!"  I said. 

Matthew said "Yeah, you were pretty out of it for a while. But he's here and he's healthy, and that's all that matters."

Then the baby got out of the crib and said "Look what I can do Mommy!"  He started dancing with a top hat and cane. 

I grew furious with him and told him "You are a newborn baby, and a premature one at that.  You should not be talking and dancing yet.  Get back in your crib!"
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Last night I dreamt that I woke up and my baby was here.  He was standing up and waving to me from the crib.  I was so confused. "But...I don't remember giving birth to him.  And I didn't have time to take any of the classes!"  I said. 

Matthew said "Yeah, you were pretty out of it for a while. But he's here and he's healthy, and that's all that matters."

Then the baby got out of the crib and said "Look what I can do Mommy!"  He started dancing with a top hat and cane. 

I grew furious with him and told him "You are a newborn baby, and a premature one at that.  You should not be talking and dancing yet.  Get back in your crib!"
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I dreamt I had the baby and he was beautiful. He had three eyes all in a row. The one in the middle was a light brown and the two outside ones were blue. The doctor said that the middle eye would keep shrinking, and that most kids who had them lost them by the time they were four. But his three eyes were so cute.
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I dreamt I had the baby and he was beautiful. He had three eyes all in a row. The one in the middle was a light brown and the two outside ones were blue. The doctor said that the middle eye would keep shrinking, and that most kids who had them lost them by the time they were four. But his three eyes were so cute.
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I have not thrown up in a week! Maybe this idea that things get better in the second trimester is true. And, I'm able to eat bananas again! I used to eat them every day, but then it got so bad that the mere sight of a banana got me running for the bathroom. So, welcome back bananas!

My husband's scent has gone back to normal for me as well. He just shaved his head, so I don't know if maybe it was his hair that was smelling bad to me or something else.

A new bad thing: chocolate is giving me indigestion, and I'm having really vivid, disturbing dreams. Last night I dreamt that I was on the island in Lost with Matthew.  He knew that Ben Linus was the real father of my baby, but we were happy because he was off the island.  But then Linus came back.  Everyone told him that we were having difficulty deciding on a name for the baby.  He turned his creepy eyes on me and said, "Well, we're naming him Benjamin, aren't we?"  And I had to agree.

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I have not thrown up in a week! Maybe this idea that things get better in the second trimester is true. And, I'm able to eat bananas again! I used to eat them every day, but then it got so bad that the mere sight of a banana got me running for the bathroom. So, welcome back bananas!

My husband's scent has gone back to normal for me as well. He just shaved his head, so I don't know if maybe it was his hair that was smelling bad to me or something else.

A new bad thing: chocolate is giving me indigestion, and I'm having really vivid, disturbing dreams. Last night I dreamt that I was on the island in Lost with Matthew.  He knew that Ben Linus was the real father of my baby, but we were happy because he was off the island.  But then Linus came back.  Everyone told him that we were having difficulty deciding on a name for the baby.  He turned his creepy eyes on me and said, "Well, we're naming him Benjamin, aren't we?"  And I had to agree.

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I just had a dream that I was going to go on a field trip with the kids, and the paper that explained the rules said that all chaperones must have leather underwear. I was running around in my dream trying to find some, but then I realized the paper said laundered underwear. Still a weird request, but more reasonable.

The thing I don't get is I thought you couldn't read in your dreams. I base this on an episode of Batman:The Animated Series where the Mad Hatter put Bruce Wayne in his dream world.

I also had a dream that Matthew told me that my grandmother had come her last night from New York and was sleeping on the couch. When I woke up, I asked him if she was here, since it seemed odd. He said yes, because he likes to mess with me. So I actually got out of bed and checked the couch.
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I just had a dream that I was going to go on a field trip with the kids, and the paper that explained the rules said that all chaperones must have leather underwear. I was running around in my dream trying to find some, but then I realized the paper said laundered underwear. Still a weird request, but more reasonable.

The thing I don't get is I thought you couldn't read in your dreams. I base this on an episode of Batman:The Animated Series where the Mad Hatter put Bruce Wayne in his dream world.

I also had a dream that Matthew told me that my grandmother had come her last night from New York and was sleeping on the couch. When I woke up, I asked him if she was here, since it seemed odd. He said yes, because he likes to mess with me. So I actually got out of bed and checked the couch.
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I just had a dream that I was going to go on a field trip with the kids, and the paper that explained the rules said that all chaperones must have leather underwear. I was running around in my dream trying to find some, but then I realized the paper said laundered underwear. Still a weird request, but more reasonable.

The thing I don't get is I thought you couldn't read in your dreams. I base this on an episode of Batman:The Animated Series where the Mad Hatter put Bruce Wayne in his dream world.

I also had a dream that Matthew told me that my grandmother had come her last night from New York and was sleeping on the couch. When I woke up, I asked him if she was here, since it seemed odd. He said yes, because he likes to mess with me. So I actually got out of bed and checked the couch.

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