Thursday, September 08, 2005

What Does A Baby Dream About?

Last night I had a dream. I guess I dream every night but I rarely remember what my dreams are about. I know that on the rare occasion when I remember parts of my dream I can always relate it to something that happened to me recently. So I woke up today and wondered what Cletus dreams about.

What does a baby dream about?

A dream for a baby could not include any images as Cletus has yet to see anything unless light filtering through a belly is dream-worthy. His/her experience is limited to swimming around in amniotic fluid, the occasional bump from walking (or playing tennis), maybe some reaction to the foods my wife is eating. I don`t know. I think babies sleep and physiology would suggest different levels of sleep should occur, but what can be going on in Cletus`s mind?

I want to get in there and put probes on Cletus`s head so I can see a computer image of his/her dream stages. Brain activity could probably be monitored but I am positive, absolutely positive, that my wife will object to me visiting Cletus in her uterus long enough to insert probes into his skull.

I can`t wait until Cletus is born so I can perform all of these invasive experiments on my child without my wife noticing. There is so much to learn.

Dr. Dad


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dreams are often about things that happen to you or from what I read, could be anything from upcomming joys, fears or happenings in life. I was once told that unborn babies dream about sounds that they hear. Kind of like us adults, we hear a sound an remmber it was from a dream or something in our regular daily lives. I think it is awesome how involved you are in the pregnancey, and I assure you that....yeah..she's not going ot be game for all the probes!

2:51 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife and I discuss this kind of stuff pretty regularly, especially after our son would wake up from obviously having a bad dream.

He would sometimes wake up crying even as young as three months old.

What's a nightmare to a three month old, not getting his bottle or diaper changed on time? :)

11:26 a.m.  

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