I think Trent is starting to believe me that this is indeed a real symptom. One website I found referred to it as “baby brain drain” which he found much more amusing. So, I apparently now have BDD. And, I too, wasn’t quite sure what all the fuss was about until this week. Here are just a couple of examples…
I pack my lunch each work day. Lately that’s been more like a days worth of snacks. 😀 At any rate, I was making a sandwich and went to slice it in half when I paused and looked at the knife. It was dirty. Why in the world was I using a dirty knife?? Seriously, that is the real thought I had and within seconds felt completely ridiculous. Um, the “dirty” part was the peanut butter on it from the sandwich I had just made. The sandwich I was about to cut. Oh my.
On Thursday I received an email from Walgreens regarding an order we had placed and noting it had been shipped. Say what? I literally felt panicked as I saw the associated amount. All I could remember was a recent photo order (which I picked up in store) and the cost was much, much cheaper. As I read the email the lightbulb went off over my head – oh, yeah, the humidifier we ordered 2 weeks ago. Then I checked the tracking. (Note, this was Thursday, the 15th.) I told Trent it left Ohio on Tuesday but we wouldn’t have it for over a week. Guess the free shipping we got = slower than mud. He questioned me – since it was coming UPS why would it take so long. I said, well it says right here that it will be delivered the 16th. He just smiled and said “tomorrow.” Oops!
And, yes, the package did in fact arrive yesterday. I think…. What day is it again? 😉
Welcome to MOMMYworld!!!
It will change from Pregnancy Brain to Mommy Brain after the baby's born and let me tell you, it's a permanent, non-curable condition!!!!
Oh the stories you'll have to blog!!!
Now imagine MY brain after 4 kids! LOLOLOL
Here's my favorite personal example, which I might not tell anyone in person but somehow seems better here;) I was doing pet therapy at the senior center with my beagle, and we'd already decided the baby would go with me and do baby therapy too:) This went well for awhile, I just carried 2-month old baby #1 in the sling while walking the dog around the circle of day center adults...until one day, I arrived at the center without the dog. Well at least I didn't forget the BABY! :)