“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pregnancy Brain

So, it's a big joke with my husband and some of my friends - whenever I do something stupid or forget something I would normally never forget....we all say "pregnancy brain" and have a little laugh.

Today?  I whole-heartedly believe in the phenomenon known as pregnancy brain.

Mark and I want to slightly remodel our master bathroom.  When we bought the house - it had carpet in the master bathroom - can you see EW!  So, we're trying to get quotes to have tile put in before the baby arrives.  I was making an appointment with a contractor for a consultation today and he asks for my address.  I start rattling off numbers...and then pause.  Wait.  That's not my address.  Silence on the other end.  I literally cannot remember what the numbers are for my street address - I know it starts with 8.  I start rambling and apologize, explaining that I'm pregnant.  HAHAHA.   I open up my front door and go outside to look at my house for the actual numbers.

Later - I tell the story to a friend - and again - can't remember my house number.  How funny/sad is that?  LOL!

THEN - to top the day off?  I go out to lunch with a friend who's in town for the day.  I look at the check and say - I've got this.  Dig in my purse for my wallet.  Yup, you guessed it.  I left my wallet at home.  I'm so incredibly embarrassed. My friend is so nice that she laughs and pulls out her card - I did give her cash when we got back to my house and the missing wallet.

Anyone else have days like this???  Where you can't remember your shirt if you're not wearing it?


  1. Ha, everyday is like that for me! My ADHD is so bad that I'm lucky if I don't try to leave the house at least once missing articles of clothing (seriously, I forget to put on pants or a bra more often than I care to admit).

  2. Um--my boys are THREE!! I'm three times the airhead I ever was pg. I have forgotten my diaper bags too many time to count, locked my keys in my car more then ever, always lose my debit card, etc, etc. At least you can blame it on the bump!!!

  3. I do - but I don't even have your excuse!?!

    Yesterday I called to get a quote on getting Michael's car fixed and could not for the life of me remember my phone number so they could call me back. I had to hang up and call MYSELF from my cell to my desk at work to get it.

    UGH! Could it be heat brain instead?

    You crack me up - I miss you!

  4. I can totally relate! My kids are older and I still feel scatterbrained and forget names, etc!! At least you are able to laugh about it! :)

  5. If that's the case I'm so screwed when I hit pregnancy.... (totally not meant to be a pun, but even funnier now that I read what I just wrote!)

  6. Yep - just yesterday I went out to the car to go meet LeDawn for a run. Something seemed a little off, but i just couldn't figure out what it was. As soon as I tried backing the car out of the garage I figured it out. No glasses. (I'm quite unable to function without them). Du-HUH! That fact that I made it that far before noticing is a testament to how much of a morning fog I was in and why running in the morning could be dangerous to my health. No kids or pregnancy or even ADHD to blame it on - just my normal scatterbrained self!! :)

  7. HAHAHA! I love it, love it, love it!

    I've been told - once the baby is born - I can then blame my memory lapses on being a busy mommy. Excellent!


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