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Pregnancy Brain

January 17, 2009 Sarah Coggins

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!

Tabby Cat and new Humidifier
And, yes, the package did in fact arrive yesterday. I think…. What day is it again? 😉

9 Comments

  • emily January 17, 2009 at 10:59 am
    How funny!
  • Ter January 17, 2009 at 12:02 pm
    *giggle*

    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!!!
  • Gabrielle January 17, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    HAHA!

    Now imagine MY brain after 4 kids! LOLOLOL
  • Theresa January 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    Just enjoy what brain you have now because you'll eventually lose it all!
  • Theresa January 17, 2009 at 3:36 pm
    Forgot to mention, left you a little gift on my blog
  • Lori K January 17, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    I agree with the others...this is only the beginning! The rest of your mind will slowly drain away over the next 21 years!
  • toners January 18, 2009 at 2:00 am
    Ahhh...the memories of pregnancy brain :) It's OK, though - that will soon be replaced by "mommy brain"!! :)
  • Darcey January 19, 2009 at 10:29 am
    That is so funny about the knife!! My friends had the same symptoms when pregnant.
  • Cheri January 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Heehee...yeah, I agree with the above; it gets worse when the baby is born:)
    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! :)
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