Post # 1
I have had some major Pregnancy Brain attacks lately, and I have decided that it is VERY REAL and not just some mythical occurance. I do some dumb stuff!
What has Pregnancy Brain made you do lately?
Here is just a sampling of a few things that have left my Darling Husband shaking his head with a look of absolute bewilderment on his face:
1.) I wore 2 completely different flip flops to Starbucks. One was TURQUOISE patent leather and the other one was clear with a silver starfish on them. How did that happen???? I had no idea. I must have looked like a crazy person!
2.) Went into publix. Came out. My car door was open. Realized that I just did not shut my car door!
3.) Put bacon in microwave for 90 seconds for DH’s breakfast this morning. Opened microwave to get it out, it’s not in there. It’s still on the counter. Never quite made it into the microwave.
4.) MY FAVORITE: We grilled hamburgers last night, and Darling Husband said he was craving hamburgers with lettuce and tomatoes…We had neither so I made a special trip to the store just to get lettuce and tomatoes. Came home and was cutting everything up on the cutting board, could not figure out why lettuce was so funky. Read the wrapper for an expiration date, realized it wasn’t lettuce, it was CABBAGE!!!!
Tell me I’m not the only one! What have you done lately???
Post # 3
LOL! I haven’t done anything that crazy yet, but the other day, we walked out to the car and I went and started getting in the back seat instead of the front. My hubby was looking at me but didn’t say anything. I got halfway in the seat, thought, “why don’t I fit?” and then realized I was in the back…
Post # 4
You are not the only one. This is all stuff that could happen to me/that I’ve done before, and I’m not even pregnant! In fact, the microwave thing happened to me last week when I wanted to warm up milk.
Post # 5
my problem is that it is hard to tell what is “pregnancy brain” versus how i am naturally sometimes. i’ve done silly things like that before i was pregnant too!
Post # 6
I haven’t had this too bad…But the other night Darling Husband and I were going to meet a friend for dinner and I was supposed to bring a bday for another friend who’s party I was going to miss. DH and I have travelled 5 metro stops when I look down and realize, I’m not holding the gift, I left it at home! We had to turn around and go home for it. (Mind you, just as I went for my mandatory pee-at-the-last-possible-moment-before-leaving-the-house I said to Darling Husband: we can’t forget the gift!)
Post # 7
@jholler25: Haha…some of yours made me laugh out loud. They’re awesome.
I haven’t had any that are really standing out. I’m definitely much more forgetful though. For instance, we were going to my parents’ this past weekend for my dad’s birthday. All week long, my mom was talking about how she was making this turkey for dinner. We get there, and I ask my mom what’s for dinner. She just looked at me and was like, “uh…turkey? All week long I’ve been talking about it…remember?” Yeah, not my brightest moments!
Post # 8
I have been mixing up dates like CRAZY in my calendar… so far it hasn’t caused any real problems since I’ve caught it all ahead of time, but jeez.
I’ve also realized at work I now have to write every. single. thing. down on a to do list or it totally flies out of my brain. That’s never, ever happened to me before.
Post # 9
I’ve noticed a few silly things like I meant to return a library book and forgot to take it with me. Luckily I was still near home so I had to go back to pick it up. I tried to unlock my house door with my car key. Little things like that.
Post # 10
I’ve done all kinds of nutty things since being pregnant. However, I also can’t remember most of them now lol.
The other day though we were getting ready to leave and I said to my 4 year old bonus son, “Jacob can you put on your clothes and, and, um…we have to go” He started to giggle and said, “Do you mean SHOES”. I laughed. I had forgotten what the word was for shoe and had a 4 year old making fun of me because of it.
Someone else also asked me for my birthday and it seemed like a trick question when I tried to answer to it.
Post # 11
I don’t have pregnancy brain, but I have the “I work overnights and feel much dumber” brain. So, I can relate in some way. I totally know what you mean and it sucks at times, but makes for great stories.
Post # 12
I got my phone number confused and had to start over 3 times 🙁
Post # 13
@jholler25: Not preggo, but the car door one is hilarious:)
Post # 14
Oh gosh it’s TOTALLY real. I couldn’t find my sunglasses, I swore that I left them at a Mexican restaurant that we’d been to. We couldn’t get back there for about a week to check and they didn’t have them. I got back in the car, Darling Husband suggested I check my purse again, I opened up my purse and there they were…right in the pocket where they belonged.
I also took 2 wrong shoes to wear to work a couple of weeks ago. Both nude but one 4 inches, the other one 2 inches. And they were both for the left foot. I hobbled around all day looking ridiculous!
Post # 15
Last night, after making me a bowl of cereal, I put the sugar in the fridge instead of the pantry. Darling Husband was like “Um, I think you put this in the wrong spot”. LOL!
Post # 16
I’m not pregnant, but my friend told me a hilarious story about her baby shower this weekend that happened to another friend of hers (also pregnant!) that I had to share:
They had to change house locations for the shower last minute, so one of her friends called to see where it had been moved to and someone told her it was just down the street (it was actually a few miles away). Her friend drove a little bit down the road and saw a bunch of women carrying baby gifts into a house decorated for a shower, so she parked, grabbed her gift, and went in.
She had put her gift in the gift pile and was sitting down, eating and socializing a bit when someone asked, “How do you know Nancy?” She suddenly realized she was at the wrong baby shower–she was supposed to be at Rachel’s shower! She had to jump up, go through all the gifts to take her present back, and awkwardly try to explain that she was at the wrong shower and had to go.