Friday, March 02, 2007

Pregnancy Brain

I know I touched on this a little in my last post, but it deserves another look. Before getting pregnant I had never heard of this before, so you can imagine my surprise when I got a HUGE dose of it.

Evidently, the hormones just take over, and the intellectual side of you is left far, far behind. Here are some things I did because of PB:

- Instead of putting dishes in the dishwasher, I put some back in the cupboard. In one case, it was a glass that was still half full of water.

- I forgot to pay ALL the bills for the month of January, and I forgot that I forgot to pay them, hence my consternation when the late notices started showing up.

- I forgot to put things into my calendar, so I'd sit at my desk as appointment after appointment showed up that I had no recollection of ever scheduling.

- Hambone borrowed my car while his was in the shop, and I called him at work to cry about my car being stolen because I couldn't remember I lending it to him.

And so it goes. Mostly I feel sorry for Hambone, who has been picking up the slack for me for quite a while now. I also feel sorry for the people I forgot to pay in January. What a mess.


Catherine said...

Yeesh! You poor thing. It sounds like you've gotten your head (mostly) back, though, here in the 20th week -- as the trend turns toward housecleaning and pepper grinder purchasing...;-)

Though I'm sympathetic, it's good to hear someone explain the whole forgetfulness thing. My sister-in-law is pregnant too, and she's talked about being abnormally tired, but I think she'd really enjoy reading these entries.

You'll have to write a book -- back when your brain's fully back -- and the baby's about seven ;-).

Chesapeake Explorer said...

Indeed. Although even now I still have residual PB moments at 23 weeks. Some of the Moms I've spoken with say it lasts for life.