I knew I already had the whole mom brain thing, and I finally thought I was getting it under wraps when BAM, YaY! Pregnant! And then the mom brain gets a little or a whole lot of dose of pregnancy brain. You know those moments you don't really have any control over because well your brain just isn't cooperating. Trying to get that ever so wanted bagel out of the toaster with a metal fork, because that's super safe. Leaving your car running for a large periods of time more than once because you thought you turned it off but you really never did, you know just doing my part to keep this environment healthy and clean?? Trying to squeeze your four year old into your two year olds pants and not realizing why it was so hard until they are on and he stands up and you see that they are 5 times too small. Rambling because you can't seem to find your way to the end of your sentence let along even knowing how it began. Yeah those moments. Maybe someday it will be cured, you know if I get back all those years of sleep I supposedly lost after two newborns, but I'm just not banking on it because well I'm pregnant and that phase is going to start all over again.
Even though these moments can be quite embarrassing for those not cursed by pregnancy brain for some reason they hardly even phase me. I would normally want to crawl into a whole so I guess the numbness or don't give a damn attitude while pregnant pays off. It isn't always this way I think this is a moment you earn after being so emotionally during those first months. Luckily we can laugh about them now, which is why I have not only stories from me today but from you too!
MINE: My first case of pregnancy brain happened early on in my pregnancy so instead of not giving a damn phase I was in the emotional stage, and on top of that no one knew I was pregnant at the time which made it even harder! My sisters and I had a HUGE trip planned to Joshua Tree National Park, which someday I will blog about but and share all the amazing photos but it still makes me nauseous just thinking about it-not because it was bad-but because I just wanted to throw up the entire 8 hour drive there and the 8 hour drive back. Anyway....We had this amazing trip planned just us girls. I was in charge of most everything since I planned it. I booked the room, I drove, I told everyone when we were leaving....or so I thought. I went and picked everyone up and we were having a jolly old time when someone mentioned something about my oldest sister, instantly my heart sank, and I wanted to cry, barf on top of already wanting to barf, crawl into a hole...because guess what I freaking FORGOT to even tell her about the trip entirely! How does that even happen?! We had just had Sunday dinner a week before and I was planning on telling her then, and for some reason I think my brain just connected the thought with reality...but nope! The reality was we were already 4/5 hours away from home and she was not in the car with us because I didn't even invite her! That was my first real case of pregnancy brain, one that I will probably always feel so terrible about.
The 1st story comes from an Insta friend who is going to remain anonymous because she hasn't announced her pregnancy yet: I was driving home from my Moms Meetup group at church with my two year old daughter and was almost to the driveway when I realized... we moved six months ago, and now live in a completely different house. Old habits die hard, I guess?
MINE: I was leaving work one day and walked out to my usual parking spot when I realized my car was GONE! Literally GONE! I started wandering the parking lot in daze trying to figure out where it could be, literally for like 15 minutes in a freaking cold tundra land. I had one of my co-workers see me just walking around the cold winter parking lot aimlessly looking; I think the look on my face gave it away, she stops me "Makelle are you okay? " me: "I lost my car" and of course I immediately thought it was stolen, and I just wanted to call the cops and then that thought overwhelmed me because I didn't know my license plate number, is my car a 2010 or a 2012? So many questions of questions that I was worried would be asked if I had to call the cops flooded in. My co-worker calms me down. "Do you think you could have parked somewhere else? I think I saw you park it in front today"...ding ding ding! It all came rushing back in, she was right I did park out front because I left my keys to the building at home so I couldn't get in that morning. I think the thing that tops the whole story off is that I actually texted my sister 'Sorry I am running late today. I lost my car'- UM yeah just don't send that.
A new client texted me a couple weeks ago, someone I've never met before, asking me questions about my product photography. Sometimes it's just better to talk about things over the phone rather than a text message so I proceeded to text out my telephone number, told her to give me a call so we can discuss details over the phone.I realize what I did after a while and told her sorry I was pregnant and I was resting and wasn't even thinking. Great first impression.
Then yesterday I was texting my friends if they had hiking "bag pack" you know like a baby carrier but for hiking, that we could barrow. I was calling it a "bag pack" all day long. Like I text numerous people. I realize what I had done much later and was like wait Have i been calling it bag pack all my life or is it just my brain fog??????
MINE: I decided to actually leave the school on my lunch break because I was having a panic attack and I NEEDED some Doritos and a Pepsi (sidenote: They worked ;)) Well it was a blizzard that day. Cars were sliding off the roads, and some not even moving on flat ground. But I wasn't letting the storm stop me because a pregnant women gets what she wants right ;) When I returned back I noticed a man stuck in the parking lot. His car couldn't even get out of its parking stall. I went over to him and asked if he wanted me to push his car while he drove...um 1st off your pregnant, 2ndly I have not upper body strength or any strength for that matter. I think he realized that after taking one look at me. He said how about you backup and ill push...sounded like a fair trade. I got in his car and was ready to go when he gave me the okay. I started pushing the gas, the engine was revving like crazy, the man was pushing with all his might his feet were sliding from under him. We did this three more times of him pushing and me revving the gas. Finally he came to the window and asked "It is in reverse?" I looked down noticed "oh it's in park" hahaha. I put it in reserve and the man became unstuck with one gentle push and some gas. At least I 'helped" right?
@haymason: Not to long ago I went to get gas I had some of my husbands family in the car. I realized I only had cash on me (first mom brain moment no card) so I had to go in I looked behind me multiple times to see what number I was on. (#3) I even repeated to my self. I got to the counter and said my money and then said on 5 went to my car got ready to pump gas and realized it wouldn't work. I then realized I had said pump 5 so now Im having to race over.
Chelsee Wozniak Totally put dish soap in the dishwasher instead of detergent. Bubbles everywhere. I blamed it on being pregnant ;) I have a picture somewhere.
Casey Tobler I was carrying a handful of things, two of which were the keys and the baby's pacifier. Set the keys down and tried to start the car with the binky.
Being pregnant really takes a toll on our whole body, even clear into our brain. Our emotions run wild- I mean for hells sake who cries, well actually more like sobs, when they step on a snail...this girl! Our bodies are changed, and our brain doesn't quite seem to work like it used to. But you know one thing that seems to grow when all else seems to be failing is our heart! And what an amazing thing to have grow bigger, deeper, stronger.
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