My Dream Boy

by mssinglemama on March 24, 2009

Last fall before I rushed out the door to meet Cabin Man

I wrote a post reflecting on Benjamin’s birth.

In it I mentioned a vision of his face I’d had while pregnant:

The dreams intensified in the last few months of my pregnancy and once, in a night dream, I saw his face. He was above me, perhaps I was holding him up in the air, or maybe he was about to jump on me because he was older. His long dark hair surrounded his saucer eyes and his contagious smile. It was him.

This weekend at the park I had just pulled out my camera to take pictures of Benjamin playing with (and eventually tasting) straw.



And then, as I was crouched down with my camera to get a closer shot, he pounced on me.


Because I had the camera in one hand I lost my balance and fell into the wood chips. Then I started snapping pictures like crazy because the view was so magnificent.I mean how often do you get to see this?


And then… there he was.

My dream boy.


Here… I’ll save you from scrolling up to read that dream description again:

The dreams intensified in the last few months of my pregnancy and once, in a night dream, I saw his face. He was above me, perhaps I was holding him up in the air, or maybe he was about to jump on me because he was older. His long dark hair surrounded his saucer eyes and his contagious smile. It was him. Read the rest of that post here.

I’ll never forget that dream… and this picture is definitely it. And I have a feeling this is going to be a very good year.


If you’re a new reader and you’re wondering about Benjamin’s missing teeth catch up here.

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wyliekat March 24, 2009 at 2:38 pm

I dreamed of a daughter all through my life – I never dreamed of a son. I guess we should rely on our dreams a little more, from time to time. Somedays, I think I've always given birth to her, in whatever incarnation I've had. And I'm not even sure I believe in reincarnation.


Ms. Single Mama March 25, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Wow. That's amazing. Thanks for sharing that.


TsQuest March 24, 2009 at 3:07 pm

What a cutie patootie!! I love that you give your all to him, Alaina. He's a lucky little guy.


junctionmama March 24, 2009 at 3:20 pm

He's absolutely beautiful!


katherine SOLOdotMOM March 24, 2009 at 4:07 pm

Now that is adorable… (both the him and the sweet dream) thanks for sharing.


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Shannon March 24, 2009 at 5:37 pm

He is such a doll. Single mamas have such intensity in their parenting. I love that.


mssinglemama March 24, 2009 at 5:41 pm

We do, don't we? I'm starting to think it's because we don't have a man to worry about… ; )


NewSingleMama March 24, 2009 at 7:27 pm

I can actually understand where you are coming from with this dream stuff. I have never seen my son's face in my dreams .. well not that I remember, but from the beginning of my pregnancy I would dream about him constantly and it never failed I always had a beautiful baby boy in my arms who I always referred to lovingly as "My son". My heart set on him and as the gender confirmation neared I got a little nervous, but the dreams were right. There was a little boy growing inside of me. πŸ˜€


Canadian Bald Guy March 24, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Great pics! He really looks like you, too.

…except for the whole "teeth thing". Heh.


Ms. Single Mama March 25, 2009 at 5:47 pm

You think so? That's so cool. When he was born he looked just like his father. Very exciting to think he may look like me some day.


stephareee March 24, 2009 at 11:28 pm

Wow. That post gave me shivers. So awesome.


mama_crazy March 25, 2009 at 12:20 am

You just made me cry! It was a good cry though. I read the other post and cried some more. At the risk of sounding incredibly repetitive – You are so awesome and creative!!!!


Janet March 25, 2009 at 1:29 am

Oh, what a beautiful post! I have often felt the same way about my son….I somehow pictured him before he was born. πŸ™‚ You are a fabulous mom.


Ms. Single Mama March 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Oh, I so did not want to make anyone cry. Hope you had some Kleenex nearby. And thanks for the sweet words.


mama_crazy March 26, 2009 at 4:00 am

I actually do have a box of kleenex on my desk, hahaha. It was just absolutely a GREAT post. It was a good cry though, so no worries!!


Kristin March 26, 2009 at 4:30 am

What Shannon said – about the intensity of single Mom parenting, is so true. I've often felt it in your words, and seen it on other single Mom blogs – and hopefully conveyed it myself a few times. Lovely writing here.


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