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Pregnancy Brain Is Real, Yall

I always heard pregnant women talking about pregnancy brain and how it's a real thing. In my non-pregnant state, I shrugged it off and decided they were just using that as an excuse for forgetting stuff. While it is a convenient alibi, it's also an actual thing. Pregnancy brain is real, and I have decided this baby is slowly stealing my brain cells one by one. I thought I would take this Friday as an opportunity to confess some of the silly but very real things I have done over the past few months.
 
I was cleaning up after lunch one day and talking to Parker in the kitchen. I opened up the freezer door, placed the salsa jar in there, and continued talking to my husband. After a few seconds, he finally said, "Did you just put salsa in the freezer". The funny thing was, until I opened the freezer and saw the salsa, I was convinced he was wrong.
 
I was painting one night and kept walking off to do random tasks in between. I couldn't find my paintbrush at one point and spent a good 5 minutes searching around the house for it. I finally found my wet paintbrush on the night stand. 

I was trying to find the milk in the refrigerator, and after I didn't see it right away, my first inclination was to go look in the pantry because that's where my pregnant brain probably put it. Luckily, Parker had put it away last and just placed it somewhere differently than I normally do.

I can't even count how many loads of laundry I washed without soap in the beginning. Now I very consciously remember to include soap, but it's only because I forgot 5 times in a row in the early stages of pregnancy. 

I very regularly have to stop someone in the middle of a conversation and ask them what we are talking about. This one is the most embarrassing, but I feel badly just letting them continue to talk and not knowing what the heck we started talking about in the first place!

Forget about remembering someone's name after being introduced to them. Seriously, just forget about it.
 
There are more, but I can't remember them right now. Pregnancy brain.
 
I found this old picture and thought it was appropriate for the topic.
 
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13 comments :

Janelle Vannice said...

Aw, haha! I have heard lots of people talk about this too... so at least you're not alone! :)

Julie said...

hahahaha awww! It's definitely a real thing....and I am so sorry to tell you that it doesn't really go away! haha! I still feel like I have pregnancy brain and my daughter will be 2 in Feb!! I'm convinced that she stole my brain

Jen said...

Aww hugs...it is definitely real.

Emily Stewart said...

Amen sista! It is a real thing and I'm so glad I'm not the only one. Salsa in the freezer *insert crying laughing emoji*

Melissa said...

It totally is real! I tried to charge my phone in the freezer in my second trimester. I'm amazed it still worked!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

Yes yes it is! After working with 2 women who went through a combined 3 pregnancies I can definitely attest to the real ness of pregnancy brain

Susannah said...

Oh my word - it's totally real! Thankfully, it's started to go away for me already and I haven't even had Caleb yet.

Kenzie Smith said...

I remember having pregnancy brain when I was pregnant with Carson.. unfortunately, even after I had him it never went away ha ha!

Hana R said...

Aww...it's ok chicka! Lol. I got a good laugh out of this. Your pregnancy brain will turn into mommy brain soon...just embrace it. lol.

Ashlee Brown said...

Just wait it gets way worse if you breast feed you literally stop talking mid sentence and then have no idea where you were going with it to begin with haha :)

Ladonna said...

That is funny and I understand. It gets worse when you have kids. :)

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

Yes it is my friend, yes it is!! From one momma to another, I understand! Pens/Pencils and random pieces of paper to write on are going to be your best friends :)

Stephanie said...

It is so very real. But all we can do is laugh about it!

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