I have never been one to wake up in the middle of the night with a bad dream! I have a bad dream here and there...maybe once a year? In fact, most of the time I wake up, it seems that my night was dreamless...meaning I can't remember any dreams if I did have them!
Since I had my son 5 months ago, I seem to wake up from a dead sleep (if there is such a thing for a mom) and think that I dropped the baby or he is missing! I think this happens especially if my husband puts the baby down to bed at night. It is quite scary thinking that something might have happened to your baby!
I will shoot straight up in bed and frantically start looking around to make sure he is in his crib and not in my arms or in the bed! It is rather scary, but luckily he has been in his crib every time.
I think it is caused by a lack of sleep mixed with Mothering instinct! I hope that these dreams subside so I can sleep a little sounder at night!
How about you, do you have a little one at home?
How are your sleep habits with the baby?
Do you ever wake up with bad dreams about your baby missing?