Pregnant women and alcohol – Do they mix?

I enjoyed an occasional glass of wine when I was pregnant with Timothy.

Now before you judge me too harshly, listen to this – A recent British study shows that light drinking will not negatively effect the emotional, physical or cognitive development of an unborn baby.

Suzanne Phan asked for my thoughts on this subject for a News 10 special report. Somehow my kiddos seemed to steal the show!

What do you think?
Did you (or would you) imbibe while pregnant? Why or why not?

Pregnancy Dreams

I’ve been having some pretty bizarre dreams. Vivid dreams. Dreams of delivering Baby all by my lonesome.

Like, last night, for instance. I dreamed that I was pacing walking around the neighborhood by myself when my water broke. Now, my bag of water has only ruptured just before popping out my babies, so I knew that Baby would be here within minutes. I sat down on a neighbor’s front lawn and delivered Baby all by myself.

A few weeks ago, I dreamed that I was home alone and delivered Baby in the bathtub. Just before the paramedics knocked down my locked front door, I awoke.

The other day, during a nice nap, however, I dreamed that I was delivering in the hospital. I couldn’t see anything because I didn’t have my glasses on. My three oldest children were present and, just as the doctor lifted Baby up over my legs, Zach started jumping up and down yelling “it’s a girl! it’s a girl!” Of course, I never actually saw Baby, because I awoke just before doc handed her to me.

nighttime Much like any mama-to-be in her third trimester, I’ve been waking up several times each night. Sometimes to use the restroom, but most often because I have a cramp or I’m just plain uncomfortable. Whatever the reason for the interruption in sleep, I seem to have better dream recall than when I could sleep through the night. I suppose this means that I’m not having more vivid dreams, but rather that I am simply better at recalling them.

Do you have any crazy pregnancy-induced dreams to share? Are they as crazy as mine?