I delivered my brain with the baby!

“Pregnancy Brain” was my constant excuse for forgetting events and conversations I had during pregnancy. Now, somehow after delivery I am even dumber!  I know, I didn’t think is was possible either? I just apologize and tell people that I delivered my brain with the baby. I thought “Pregnancy Brain” was bad, but I have quickly come to realize that when I was pregnant at least I had a brain! 

Since delivery I have lost both my short and long-term memory. I can walk away from a conversation without any recollection of what was talked about. I am not even sure what I had for breakfast! While I think it is mostly due to the lack of sleep, I’m still incredibly embarrassed and annoyed by my current state if mindlessness!

I forget when I fed the baby, whether or not I changed him after feeding him, I forget to call people back, pay bills and if I don’t make a list before going to the store I will not buy one thing I went in after! Ladies, it’s hard to admit this but… I have gone into Target and only spent $10!  I nearly cried when I walked out with a Shirt from the clearance rack and a bottle of water. Dear God, I feel like I sinned against womanhood! I used to walk into Target and spend $100 before aisle 10!

I joke about being a post delivery dingbat, but it has REALLY been an embarrassing situation.  I have had people tell me that they met me during my pregnancy but I cannot remember for the life of me being at the event let alone meeting them there! I lose things all of the time. What has become really frustrating is that I cannot find the words I need to tell my husband where something is or what I need, I just go blank.  Oh I hate being stupid of front of him!

I know my lack of sleep is the main culprit here, but I really think some sort of hormone is also to blame. A friend of mine said it was because I am constantly focused on my baby and what he needs.  I can kind of see how that could be true as well.  All I know is that I am a full on scatterbrain and it’s beyond annoying. I have been told this is only temporary and that my mind will return sooner than later. I need “sooner” to mean 8am Monday morning because I have to go back to work this week and with the brain I am trying to pass off…  I should be unemployed by the end of the week!

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Mrs. Loquacious said...

Thankfully I didn't get pregnancy brain but I *did* get a bad b*tchy attitude that I just can't seem to shake. Poor Hubbs :( He is a patient loving man.

FirstTimeMomandDad.com said...

I got that too.

Anonymous said...

My baby is six months old and I fear I'll never get my brain back! To top it all off, I'm in school full-time as well this semester. :-( Stressed does not begin to describe my state of mind.

foodpixie said...

We keep a running list of when she ate, was changed, etc. since she was born. Coming from my days working in daycare, it's the best way to keep track of who did what and when. As far as anything else goes, it's out the window. Try keeping a notebook with you. I can't tell you how many times I've made a list and then left the house without it.

This makes me think of the movie Momento.

I look forward to when she sleeps regularly enough to write it down on the chart.

Chrystal at Car Seat Reminders said...

It is so nice to hear this from other mommies. I need to know that it isn't just me. It's like having a bunch of friends you just haven't met tell you you are going to be alright!