Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Post-Prego, Mommy Brain

When I was pregnant, I swear I forgot EVERYTHING. It was frustrating. The simplest thing like what I was going to say slipped my mind within seconds. I figured that this would end when pregnancy ended. Boy was I wrong or what?!
Lately, I don't know where my mind is! I forget everything except things baby related. I have always been a planner but I find myself having to make lists of what to clean in order for it to get done. Whats up with this?!
My mom told me that this is normal and that unfortunately, my mind will never be the same post-baby and that, in fact, it gets worse the more babies you have!
Possibly this is the body's way of getting women to focus solely on their babies since it is all that we can remember!
Let me give you some good examples:
- I went to Kroger for a few items. Once inside, I couldn't remember what in the world I needed. I wandered up and down the aisles praying to remember. I did remember I needed bread. This is why I need a grocery list everytime. I ended up with items that I didn't even need and then had to go back later for what I actually needed.
-This is the scariest one of all - I was driving to Wal-Mart with Caelyn and Robert. I was at the red light going towards there and suddenly I forgot where I was going. I asked Robert where I was going and why I was driving. It was like a sudden memory lapse. I don't know what happened, but for about 30 (very long) seconds, I remembered nothing.
I have decided that the planner in me had it right all along and I just need to make lists for EVERYTHING. I just realized I am almost out of soy sauce and pepper, I need to write this down otherwise I will forget.
This mommy brain sucks. I prefered my other one!

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could tell you it gets better! lol

    and I can't tell you how many times I left my keys in the front door when I was pregnant!! It's hard to believe we never got robbed. lol