My overall take on dreams is similar to Heliotrope's (hi Heliotriope! Welcome!) in that I think they are basically random firings of neurons having to do with what you experienced that day (or in the time before you fell asleep.) We then take these random occurrences and organize them into a narrative -- back to my "humans will take chaos and narrate it into order at every opportunity" theme -- and I think the "meaning" comes from a) the dreamer's own interpretation and b) some general archetypes.
I definitely think of children with this one, too. Maybe something along the lines of eggs, contraception, all of these potential children (not to get too pro-lifey on ya) that are not being created. When an egg is released from an ovary and then is not fertilized, it hangs around for a while and then dies. So perhaps you are thinking about all of those dead eggs, possible children-to-be, that could be kids now but are not, and are thinking about letting one of those eggs go all the way to kid-dom.
Does that strike any kind of a chord?