I Still Have “Pregnancy Brain” and Jacob’s 10 Months Old


I’m getting tired of the air headedness that keeps occurring. I’ve had to put a dry-erase board on the fridge where I can write down things I need to buy on my next shopping trip or I’ll forget. The minute I think of something I need I race to the fridge and write it down before it exits my brain in a cloud of smoke.

What’s going on up there? It’s like my memory went on strike. I imagine a few cobwebs and a fat lazy mouse on a running wheel…but the mouse isn’t running…it’s lying on its back, picking food out of its teeth with a toothpick. Excuse me, Mousy? This is unacceptable!!

I think I’m going to try out the site Luminosity. It offers free online games to help increase memory. It’s worth a try! I’ll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime, here’s the latest on some things I’ve done while the fat mouse took a hiatus:

  • Poured water in my coffee instead of milk
  • Put my wallet in the fridge when putting groceries away
  • Went to the cold room to get an item and brought something else up instead…
  • The list goes on

Have any funny stories to share about “pregnancy”, or “mom brain?”

What Happened to My Memory? What Happened to My Memory?

I began noticing that the memory I used to have (I used to be able to tell you what I wore on my first day of kindergarten) was fading around my second trimester. It didn’t hit me all at once, it slowly dwindled.

If my husband looked at me funny after I asked him a question, it was usually because I just asked him five minutes earlier. Grocery shopping was hilarious. I’d write a list and forget it at home. I’d return from the supermarket with maybe three out of the ten things on the list plus ice cream, chips and ketchup.

I had my son Jacob about 6 months ago, and I’m still waiting on my awesome memory to return. Apparently it takes a year or more for that to happen. In the mean time, I’m losing keys, putting my wallet in the fridge, forgetting a load of laundry in the washer over night and having to do it again… the list goes on.

Stretch marks I can handle. Spit up on my new top, no biggie. I can even tolerate being peed on once in a while. But not having the sharp memory I used to have is the pits. Hopefully it returns sooner rather than later. While I’m waiting, I’ll do that load of laundry I forgot about.

Any tips on gaining my sharp memory back? Foods I should eat? Vitamins I can take? Thanks folks!!