10 Tales of the Pregnant Brain
It's no secret that when you become pregnant, your brain gets a bit fuzzy. No, it doesn't shrink, but with all those hormones raging through your body, different neurons firing at rapid speed, and all the things you've got on your mind as you prepare for your little angel to make his or her appearance, it makes complete sense that life gets a little hazy in your noggin. I've been known to stare blankly as words elude me, and I've also found a jar of apple sauce in a cabinet when it should have been put back in the refrigerator. Twenty-four hours later. Sigh. Here is a round-up of moms sharing some of their tales of pregnancy brain, plus one of my own! Do you have any to share?
10 Tales of Pregnancy Brain
Click through to check out 10 stories of pregnancy brain! Can you relate to any of these mommas?
Photo Credit: mine
Forgot About The Kid
I usually don’t bring my daughter to preschool in the morning, but when I do, it’s super early. We have a 15 minute drive from the house to preschool, and Abby generally is barely awake. After dropping her off, I have just a few stop lights before I head out on the highway to get to work several towns away. One morning I nearly got to the last stop light before I get on the highway when I realized Abby was still in the backseat. So now, for those rare occasions I take her to school in the morning, I chant to myself, “Don’t forget Abby,” for most of that 15 minute drive. Except the one time I didn’t, and once again drove right past preschool.
Photo Credit: Krystal
Where's The Coffee?
“I left an entire tray of five Starbucks coffee’s on the roof of my car, drove off, only to have them all spill down the front, back and sides of my car. It still smells like coffee, no matter how much I wash and detail it.” -Krystal, mom of two, from Toronto, Canada.
What's My Age Again?
“I once used a calculator to figure out my age.” -BabyZone Blogger Darcy Zalewski, mom of two.
Where's My Wallet?
“With ALL THREE of my pregnancies I had a least one trip to the grocery store where I got up to the checkout with a cart full and realized I forgot my wallet.” -Holly, mom of three from Snohomish, WA.
Whose Car Is This?
“One time I almost got into another person’s car. And then of course they walked up as I was opening their car door.” -Anna, mom of 3.
Photo Credit: Sara B.
What's That Cold Box Called Again?
“Matthew and I got take out and were eating in the living room. He started to clean up and I was still eating. When I was done, I handed him the food and said, “Babe, can you put this in the…. (Huge pause) the… Geez, the big box in the kitchen. The one that keeps things cold.” He stood, stared at me like I was nuts. “The fridge,” he said. “Ya that!” It’s amazing how my basic vocabulary went out the window.” Sara B., mom of one from Anacortes, WA.
Photo Credit: Rena D.
What Happened To My Food?
“I boiled an egg but forgot to put the egg in the water. I set a timer and everything. Although this might have happened after I face birth. Mommy brain.” -Rena D., mom of one from New York.
Photo Credit: Jenni B.
Where Did My Phone Go?
“Mid pregnancy I was walking out to my car to leave for work when I was completely shocked to see a member of our apartment’s grounds crew taking a leaf blower to the cherry blossoms ON the cherry trees! (The sight of cherry blossoms flying through the air was quite beautiful… But, it was so beyond wrong to strip the tree of the blossoms so early.) I was so angry that I forgot my cell phone was in my hand when I went to point at the atrocity. The phone went flying and the screen smashed into a thousand pieces. The only good that came out of that situation was that the man at Apple must have felt sorry for the pregnant lady crying about her phone that they replaced my phone with a nice refurb without charging.” -Jenni B., mom of one from Portland, OR.
I Swear I'm Not A Bad Driver!
“Pregnancy brain can be as simple as forgetting to turn the stove off, or as silly as wearing your underwear over your pants. In my case, pregnancy brain caused two moving violations in two months.
Month 6: My husband and I were driving to the hospital for our childbirth class. I was so busy thinking about the class that I didn’t even notice the car driving straight towards mine. She blew the red light, and hit the passenger side. My poor car leaked fluid all over the road, while I practiced my breathing techniques.
Month 8: I was driving in the parking lot of the mall. Again, I was busy thinking about whether my daughter would have my eyes. So busy that I side-swiped a huge SUV in the lane next to me. The SUV was dented, and my window shattered. My daughter was born a month later, and she does have my eyes.” -Jennifer, mom of two.
A New Kind Of Fashion Statement
“I once wore 2 different shoes all day at work. At least they were both flats.” -Valerie, mom of two.
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