I've gone on to have a beautiful DS who is now 9 mths old but I had a dream Weds night that I cannot get out of my head. I feel ridiculous but I feel so undescribably...strange about it. Not sad, but can't shake the horridness of the dream and I don't understand the reason behind it.
ive had horrid dreams about things happening to the children etc and been scared to sleep the next night incase i dreamt the same again because it was so horrible id been thinking about them all of the next day but i dont think it did turn into a reacurring dream.
i would have a lovely bath,read a book or magazine and try to sleep.
Oh dear, yes I have, and I can understand being afraid to go to sleep. A really shocking dream can leave a person feeling quite traumatised.
Try to accept that you can't possibly understand the reasons behind dreaming whatever it was. I could spout some armchair psychology about you subconsciously needing to process something, but really, our understanding of the purpose and function of dreams is still so tiny.
Have you tried writing the dream down in detail? Perhaps not the best move right before bed, but at another time it could help to externalise it a bit.
I have been in the very same position and try as hard as I could I couldnt get the dream out of my head. If you have a DP then speak to him explain how the dream made you feel and your fears, hopefully he will do sleep shifts with you tonight. I know its not ideal but it was the only thing that put my mind to rest and I went on to sleep normally within a few days.
Sorry you feel like this, my thoughts are with you.