Can you Make a Guess?

QUESTION

Dear Ms Ultrasound,
Hi. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and I really want a girl. I've had so many weird dreams. The first was about someone taking my baby girl. The second was about twin black boys who were like the little kids in Africa who are very sick -- you know the ones that are really skinny with huge bellies. It was weird because I'm white and my boyfriend is black. The third dream was about a young girl who had a baby girl. I was there helping her deliver the baby when an old friend of mine came to see the baby. The baby started to cry hysterically and then I woke up.

I was wondering if you could take a guess at what my baby is going to be. On December 21st I go for my sonogram. I will be checking every day for your response.

Thank you very much.
Cara

ANSWER

Hi Cara,
When you are pregnant, of course you will dream of babies, deliveries, etc., and I feel like your dreams were just that. I say this because you dreamed of boys, girls, twins, someone stealing your child and more. Just too many variables. A dream that shows a glimpse of the future, usually has a different feel to it. The dreams you have shared with me seem to be normal type dreams.

Now that I have said that, there is always a possibility that one of these dreams was a prophetic dream. What I always suggest is to pay attention to all your dreams, and journal the dreams that seem to stick with you all day or longer. Listen to how you feel when you wake up. When I have a dream that shows me the future, I always wake up with "a knowing" -- a sense that the dream meant something. I'm sorry to say, I don't think you've really had any hint to what you are having, but you will know on the 21st at your ultrasound.

An added note: I hear how bad you want a girl. Be careful about feeling terrible disappointment if they tell you your child is a boy. When they put that little miracle in your arms after delivery, you would never feel disappointment, so try not to let that emotion surface if you do end up with a boy.

My own thoughts on this are, no one should ever be disappointed about the life they have created because of the gender.

-- Jane, RDMS

Jane Foley

Jane Foley has worked as a Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist) since 1979. Jane has lived and worked in many parts of the world including Saudi Arabia. She is a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or RDMS. She pulls a wealth of information from her experience in the field of Radiology and her interactions with such a broad cross-section of cultures she has visited. She now makes her home on the island of Maui with her English husband, Michael.