Post # 1
these can either be ‘pregnancy brain ‘ or odd hormonal moments. if you have any please share!
i thought my hormones had levelled out now i’ve left the first tri. I definitely feel more stable than i used to (for the most part). until i got to the mall today, and i bought a present for my friends baby shower. and the man wrapped it up…and he took his time, and he did it really really carefully like it was the most precious thing ever, and nicely, and put a little bow on the pretty little box he put it in. and i swear to god tears welled up in my eyes hahaha. and i was simultanously thinking “im a lunatic” and “this is just so sweet”. so perhaps my hormones are not as stable as i thought they were hahaha
then later in the aftrnoon i got to the supermarket. took the cart and went in and then realised i had absolutely no idea why i was there. i knew id gone to get something, but had no idea what. and id forgotten my phone so i couldnt even phone home to check. so i shrugged it off and got a roast chicken for dinner. got home, my husband looks at the chicken and asks where the pipe cleaner was for the blocked sink. oops! but by this point i was tired and didnt feel like going back haha
Post # 3
@newname_99: I’m sitting here LOL about your trip to the grocery store. I would totally do this! I used to be a HUGE multitasker but I just can’t do it anymore. I had a phone conversation with DH while I was driving to yoga last week and spent 20 minutes debating on where I wanted him to pick up a pizza for me. I went back and forth, well you could get a frozen one at the grocery store, or a take n bake or go to the pizza shop for me… and finally after 20 minutes of me going back and forth, he said “oh my god you are so annoying just make a decision already. I will get you a pizza from anywhere, for the love of god just decide already!” – and then I almost cried because he was annoyed with me. He didn’t even raise his voice at me it was just the annoyed tone that got me.
Post # 4
Today I lost the car keys immediately after getting into the car (side note. I also just dropped my cell phone on my face trying to type this). After five minutes of searching they wound up in the bag carrying my dessert (English toffee covered caramel apple).
Post # 5
Ha ha!!! I’m a nut about making lists, every day I have two lists, one for what needs to be done at work, one for at home. The weekend list is so detailed, it includes estimated times and is at least one page long, typed. While in my first trimester, I grabbed my list and headed out to run my errands. While I remembered what stores to go into, I completely forgot what I needed at each one. The kicker: it didn’t even occur to me that I had the list in my purse with everything I needed spelled out. My lists now include lots of color and post-its so I can’t miss it when I look in my purse.
Post # 6
@newname_99: Yep, my entire pregnancy so far everytime I go to the store for something, I forget why I’m actually there. It’s become quite frustrating since DH and I live in a small town, so it’s a good 15 minute trip driving to get there only to forget why I’m there!
Also, I feel like I’m pretty good at making people feel uncomfortable when asking about my pregnancy. I’m just very honest but wish I could just easily say something like “Oh, it’s all great…I’m so excited!” But instead, I normally blab on about how being pregnant is “eh” and that I’m just getting fat (already gained almost 20lbs), and I’m sure I leave people thinking that I’m the most negative, not excited, pregnant person ever. Don’t get me wrong, we are thrilled to be having a baby, but I’ve found I just haven’t really connected emotionally with my pregnancy and am just ready to be done even though so far I’ve had the easist one ever.
Post # 7
@newname_99: I got into a huge argument with my sister over a can tunafish I wanted to eat. Water works and all. She was like what the heck it is a .69 cent call of tuna. lol
Post # 8
Anyone who has seen Toy Story 3 will know it’s already a tear jerker at the end, but on Sunday while watching the Toy Story marathon I was sobbing so hard I was shaking and couldn’t even get up to go get a tissue. My husband thought the dog died, lol. He was really scared that I was crying that hard. All he did was hug me and tell me it’s just a movie, which led to some harsh words that maybe he just had shitty toys growing up and didn’t understand.
I got over it, but I don’t think I’m going to watch that movie again until after I have the baby 🙂
Post # 9
@MadTownGirl: oh i keep sounding really negative without meaning to haha. the other day i said without thinking “i guess you’ve heard about th ebook what to expect when you’re expecting? its pretty famous. well, what to expect when you’re expecting…short answer, nothing good” hahaha.
and then i explained how pregnancy is like a hangover and i feel terrible allllll the time and im worried about getting fat. when what i *should* be saying is something very positive about how its a wonderful stage in my life and i’m super excited. which i am or will be, i just dont seem to be explaining it v well!
@Amandarhill: well obviously! you don’t mess with a pregnant lady’s food haha
Post # 10
I went to the sink to wash my hands after peeing and washed them with toothpaste instead of the handsoap. I realized once I started rubbing my hands together the texture wasn’t right.
Post # 11
I was all set to comment about how pregnancy seems to have made my mind sharper somehow, and I’m kind of bummed because “pregnant brain” seemed like a neat symptom to have (and imagine the things you could get away with and then pretend you just forgot!!!) … but then I was like “oh wait I had a great idea for a funny thread to start” so instead I clicked out and opened a new thread, at which point I promptly forgot what I wanted to start a thread about. So, thanks for cursing me.
Post # 12
@newname_99: Haha, your pipe cleaner story made me laugh out loud. Whoops!
@ThePrincessBride10612: I agree, I’m having so much trouble making decisions lately. I’m so tired, and it seems to take so much ENERGY to decide on something. It’s also making it really hard to eat, because so few things sound appealing to me, so when I’m hungry its like, what should I eat? No, not that. No, not that. No, not that. And I usually end up with something terrible like a cookie or pizza because its like… ok that at least doesn’t sound actively disgusting.
Post # 13
@newname_99: haha! that story about the gift was hilarious.
On a similar note, I was on the elliptical machine and caught “Stepmom” on TV. I cried through the end of the movie so hard – tears, nose running and all – so embarassing!! Then I tried to stop crying and started to SOB. lolllll. sigh.
Post # 14
@IheartNYC: Haha!! I bet that made it hard to keep working out 😉
Post # 15
Hahaha. The pipe cleaner story is awesome. I keep dropping my keys. I stand there, all ready to unlock my house after a day of work, and the keys just fly out of my hand. This has happened more than once. The other day I dropped some photos I was packaging too. They just fall out of my hands. It’s annoying.
Post # 16
I locked my keys in my car yesterday. Not just in my car, in my trunk. Yup I got to work and carried all of my stuff in. Then I remembered that I had a couple of bags in my trunk. So I went out to my car opened my trunk, put my keys down in my trunk, picked up the bags, and closed the trunk. Then I went to put my keys in my pocket and couldn’t find them. I realized they were in my trunk and the car was locked.
I called AAA after work and a guy came and broke into my car for me. He handed over a paper for me to sign. Well, I just got married and changed my name and I could not decide what to sign. Legally my name was my new name, but my AAA card still had my old name. I just stood there for a whole minute just staring at the paper. The guy looked a little concerned. He said twice, “Just need you to sign your name”. I was so embarrassed, but my brain just couldn’t decide.