I know a lot of women dream about their babies when they are TTC or pregnant. They can see what their baby will look like and act like before he or she takes a breath of air. Some pregnant mothers will even know the gender of their babies just from a feeling or intuition.
I was not one of those women. At all. I never dreamed about what my baby would look like. Once I tried hard to imagine it and I imagined a baby, but I never felt like I was imagining my baby. Not even ultrasound photos helped. I couldn't have guessed the gender for the life of me, however my SIL instinctively knew she was having a boy and after she found out that I was pregnant, she just knew that we were having a boy too (I found this a bit annoying).
But maybe I'm glad I didn't have any preconceived notions (pun intended) about my baby. I wouldn't have wanted him to live up to some unfair expectation about what color of hair he would have or whose disposition he would more closely resemble.
But now, wow, I can picture this kid holding a crayon and looking up at me from a coloring book. I can see him throwing a tantrum as a toddler. I can see him walking into school on the first day of kindergarten. I don't have any trouble seeing now because I know him.
Even if I had been one of those women, I doubt that I would have ever been able to imagine something this great.