Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Dreams Do Come True

Ever since I was little I have always remembered my dreams and would wake in the morning and recount them enthusiastically to my family as if they were 'real'.
Even to this day, if I have a particularly interesting dream I'll phone my sister for help with its interpretation.
Part of my fascination with them is that I've had a couple that have come true.
The most exciting one was when I was pregnant.
I was due to have my baby on the 10th of December and didn't know whether I was having a boy or a girl, but one night I had a very vivid dream.
I was holding a baby girl in my arms and as I looked at a digital watch on my wrist, it read 11.12.
I woke excitedly and was sure I was going to have a little girl, and that she would be born on the 11th of the 12th (December), not the 10th. 
Well, the next morning I told everyone I was definitely having a girl and she was going to be born on the 11th.
I was absolutely convinced, but the 11th came ... and went, and I was still waddling around!
Obviously everyone thought it was just another dream.
When the 19th came and there was still no sign, I was taken into hospital to be induced, and after many hours rushed to the theatre on the morning of the 20th for an emergency cesarean.
As I was coming round from the anaesthetic, I was told I had a healthy baby girl.
Because of the dream I wasn't surprised, but when I'd recovered a little and looked at her notes and saw ... Time of Birth 11.12  ... I couldn't help but squeal.
The dream had come true, I'd just misunderstood it!
I had an overwhelming feeling that whatever happened from this point on, that the little girl sleeping soundly in the funny plastic dish beside me, was 'meant to be'.
And if possible...was even more special because I'd dreamed her first  :o)

36 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

I have dreams like that too! Some so vivid that I wake up and even years later, remember them with clarity. Then things will happen and it will be like I do remember this somehow thanks to a dream. I so want to meet someone who can tell me what my dreams mean!

Deborah said...

That sounds just like me Mamma :o)
... my sister's the one to ask what dreams mean, she's amazing!

Other Mary said...

What a wonderful reminiscence. And, how cool that your dreams sometimes come true - literally and figuratively. :o) And you last line makes is really lovely.

Jenny Woolf said...

That is so amazing! it's hard to believe that such things can be a coincidence, isn't it? I do sometimes think that there is so more in dreams than we understand....

Catherine said...

Wow ~ dreams can so often tell us so many things if we pay attention! Cool!

Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day Deborah!
xo Catherine

jabblog said...

What a lovely dream, Deborah, and such a beautiful girl she is, too.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

That's an amazing story! I wish I could recall my dreams after having them, but they usually vanish immediately.

Selma said...

That is such a beautiful story. I am really moved by it. Awwww.

Deborah said...

Thank you Mary :o) x

I agree Jenny, thanks for stopping by :o) x

Thank you Catherine, and a Happy Valentines Day to you too :o) x

:o) Thank you Jabblog x

Thank you Elizabeth :o) x

Aaw thank you Selma :o) x

Tracy said...

wow, that is really cool...things happen for a reason!

Deborah said...

Yes I'm sure they do :o)
Thanks for stopping by Tracy x

Nezzy said...

A true love story for this beautiful Valentine's Day!!!

It is funny when our dreams really do come true!

God bless ya and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!! :o)

Linda said...

My first thought, when I saw the 11.12 was that it might be the time of birth. That's pretty neat that you have dreams like that and even more so that you can remember them. And your daughter IS lovely.

Helena said...

Dream analysis is something I'd be interested in. Sometimes life has a funny way of intercepting events.

Deborah said...

Thank you so much Nezzy :o) x

Thank you Linda, and you're right about the time, I don't know why I didn't think that, I suppose I was just so focussed on the 'day' she was coming :o) x

It certainly does Helena :o) x

Lydia said...

I love this story so much. It reminds me of the one my mother told regarding my coming to be. She was in her mid-30s and had tried and tried, but given up on conceiving. Then one night she dreamed that a baby (sex not identified) was floating in nothingness and reaching out to her. When she woke up she told my father that she was sure she was pregnant. She went to her doctor (she had not yet missed a period and this was way before the days of home-testing!) and he said that, although it was too early for him to tell, he would "bet his practice" that she was indeed pregnant, based on the strength of her feelings. And she indeed was.

Deborah said...

Oh Lydia, that gave me goose bumps as I read, how wonderful, you were 'meant to be' too :o) xxx

Friko said...

I want to say "rubbish" but I can't, can I?
I have had dreams when I've heard the voices of long dead people say something entirely unexpected; so perhaps there is more to dreams than I want to believe.

Friko said...

did I or did I not just leave a comment?

Clipped Wings said...

Wow, beautiful story.

Barb said...

Our minds "know" things subconsciously, and I believe these things sometimes manifest in dreams. I loved your story! (PS I'm having a terrible time with the word identification - I'm on my 3rd try!)

Deborah said...

Yes Friko, you did! lol :o) ... thank you x

Thank you Clipped Wings :o) x

Thank you Barb, and thanks for persisting with the word identification! :o) x

That gentleman's lady said...

Aw, you dreamed your baby!

Deborah said...

:o) that made me smile, thanks TGL x

tattytiara said...

What a wonderful story for both of you to share!

Deborah said...

Yes it is tattytiara ... and great to see you :o) x

W.C.Camp said...

This made me smile so much. I forget how excited we were when our kid was about to be born. Amazing how fast it goes and how much you forget. Thanks for making me remember a wonderful time and the true beginning of an incredible adventure.
W.C.C.

Deborah said...

Thank you W.C.C, your comment really made me smile too :o) x

Rashmi said...

wow....wonderful....

Deborah said...

Rashmi! ... great to see you again :o) xxx

Helena said...

I soooo believe in this! It's more than mere coincidence. I know I often have a dream and then something connects it to my every day surroundings soon after.

Mind you, I had a dream last night about finding a baby koala bear and when taking it in to show the family it peed and sh*t all down me. Then I screamed at my hubby to go buy premature baby nappies for it.....! Any interpretation for that one would be welcome!!

Deborah said...

LOL ... I'd have to think on that one!
Thanks for stopping by Helena :o) x

Lydia said...

Just stopped by to see what's new and say hi. Hope all is well, Deborah.

Deborah said...

Hi Lydia, yes all well, I just haven't been on the computer for a while. Lovely to hear from you though :o) xxx

Tarang Sinha said...

This is amazing!:)

Deborah said...

Thank you Tarang :o) xx