Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pregnancy Brain.

I looked up "Pregnancy Brain" online.
I wanted a definition for my radical behavior. It appears there is no significant evidence reporting that pregnant women do, in fact, suffer from short term memory loss or forgetfulness. The only evidence is the women who claim to have experienced it.
Three times during this past week I got out of the shower, dried my hair and started combing it only to realize that there was still conditioner in it. 3 TIMES.
I tried to put the milk in the cabinet.
I have started to say something in a conversation with someone only to realize that what I started talking about doesnt really have anything to do with our conversation at all.
I ran the clothes through the washer with no detergent.
Rachel told me that her and Amos are using "Lee" for the baby's middle name. I texted her this long text saying how both Scarlet and Kyleigh have that middle name and that we may use it (spelled differently) for a middle name if we were to have a girl. After I texted her I laid in bed and thought about how stupid that was. Kyleigh and Scarlet share the middle name, "Jo" not "Lee."
And I knew that.
But I waited to tell her the next day. I was far too tired.
Almost every time that I do or say something out of the ordinary like I mentioned above, I either talk to myself or say to whoever might be listening...
"What in the world? I'm losing it. I have got to be losing it."
More often than not, I'm talking to myself....and then replying to my own statement.

I think it must be a combination of exhaustion and changing hormones, but I can absolutely attest to the fact that my brain is much more forgetful and cloudy over the last couple of weeks. I want to quickly move along to the second trimester of this pregnancy, feeling healthy and with a sound mind. Although it's quite funny reading it now, it is absolutely frustrating in the moment.

So share!
Did you have airhead moments in your pregnancy?


Tiffany said...

Oh, my! Pregnancy brain does exist! It has to! I cannot think of anything off the top of my head, but it was a constant joke between my best friend and I when we were both pregnant with our past babes. lol

Natalie said...

I fully agree that "pregnancy brain" exists! I told all my friends & Jarrett each time, that the baby was sucking my brain cells out of my head. I would forget things all the time, I was just even more absent-minded than normal.

urcrazy said...

I used to just tell people that the baby ate my brain. Or that my brain took a vacation once it learned I was harboring an alien that had a taste for brains.