(Closed) Pregnancy Brain

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Well, I’m not pregnant anymore (though it has turned into post-pregnancy brain), but I leave the house wearing slippers all the time. I only recently started getting good at remembering. I almost put powder formula in a bottle that I forgot to put a bottom on.

So yes, it happens all the time.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I can relate! I was standing in the kitchen talking to my husband and I forgot what the pepper mill was called, even though I was holding it in my hand! I just kept staring at it, saying, “this…thing…what it this thing called?” lol

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

Yes, and hubby has it too.

We promised to make mac-n-cheese for our niece this past Saturday.

1.  We drive home right past the grocery store without stopping for milk to make the mac-n-cheese.

2. Hubby  drives back to the store to get the milk.

2.  He gets home home, oh, we don’t even have mac and cheese anymore…so I drive down the hill to get the mac and cheese.

3.  I get home, oh-what? We need butter for mac and cheese? I haven’t made this forever. I forgot. Go to the store again.

Finally!!

It did taste really good though. The best ever, we all agreed.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I forgot my groceries at the store once.  Walked right out, left the bag there (had the receipt though!).  Came back, they had restocked the groceries.  Grabbed everything again, went to the counter to show my receipt and take them home.  Get home and realize I left the 2 gallon milk jug at the customer service counter.  I never went back for it.  I was too embarassed!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve got it bad.  This weekend I went to Babies R Us with my parents and my husband.  I drove, parked the car and we went it.  I think we were there for half an hour and my husband asked me for the car keys.  I couldn’t find them.  Turned out, I left the car running in the parking spot!  Doh!

Post # 8
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Worker bee

When I went to my monthly appointment with my OBGYN yesterday, I had to pee so bad AND was so forgetful that I forgot to pee in the cup. I was so embarrassed when I had to tell the nurse.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

One of my coworkers is about 5 months along now, but about a month ago I asked her to drop off a check at another business. She went directly there and came directly back to the office. 

About an hour later, a rep from the business stopped by to pick up the check (he hadn’t been told it was dropped off.) I told him “So and so dropped it off about an hour ago.” She was sitting next to me when I told him this and goes “I never went there!” I kept trying to reminder her that yes, she did indeed just drive there, and it literally took her about 10 minutes to remember. She swore up and down that she hadn’t left the office all day and that I must be crazy. It was hilarious. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If it makes you feel any better, I think we can all relate to this, pregnant or not!! Yesterday I was at the milk/sugar counter at Starbucks and I watched a lady pour some milk out of the jug directly into the trash. I looked at her thinking something was wrong with the milk, and she sorta startled and realized what she was doing- she meant to be pouring it into her coffee!! She was like “oh my god– clearly I really need this coffee!!” It was really funny. I have also had my fair share of moments like this and I’ve not yet been pregnant. I am sure when I am, I will do many totally ridiculous things. It’s ok, it all makes for good stories, as long as everyone stays safe!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

This happened to my SIL when she was pregnant…

She went to Tim Hortons (Canadian!), got out of her car to go in, got up the counter and realized she forgot her wallet in the car. So she went out to get it, something distracted her when she got back to the car, she went back into Tim’s and realized she forgot her wallet AGAIN. So after that she decided to go through the drive thru because she was pretty embarrased 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My SIL is a few months prego. But she just mailed out birthday invatations for her 2 year old son and forgot to put the date of his party :”]] silly mistakes

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@futuremrslerman: OMG, I just did that last weekend!  (Kind of)  I left my car keys IN THE IGNITION ALL WEEKEND!  Come Monday I’m searching high and low and can’t find them.  I just grab the spares and head to the car.  And there are the keys!  In my unlocked car.  Yeah, can’t believe no one stole the car.  They probably figured it must not run!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

PS-My secret fear is that one of these days I will forget the baby at daycare.  I know it’s going to happen one of these days!

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

LOL, your mom “doesn’t remember” it happening.  Could be she has permanent baby brain??  I think every single pregnancy book I own says that being pregnant will have an effect on your short term memory (whether from hormones, lack of sleep, or constantly worrying about the baby and not your day-to-day tasks).  It’s most certainly within the realm of “normal.”  I actually find it amusing that your mom is claiming this never happened to her!

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