When you’re pregnant and are forgetful, it’s fun to finally have something to blame – preggy brain! Your body is working overtime to grow a human, and sometimes your mental capacity takes the hit.
What they don’t tell you is that it doesn’t go away! In fact, I think it’s gotten worse!
I used to be able to plan things like the Gerig reunion in my head. I tried to do so with this past reunion, and messed up a few details. I really think I need a spreadsheet to keep track of everything!
I also feel like I just don’t have it together anymore like I used to. I’m disorganized, forgetful, and easily overwhelmed. I feel like I spend all my time looking for lost things. My shoes, my wallet, my phone, Savannah’s shoes, the diaper bag, the list goes on.
A few weeks ago I lost my keys. It was a horrible day – had to cancel a chiro appointment, get Paul to come home from work, etc. Then today I was about to walk out the door when I realized my keys were not in my purse. I looked in all the usual spots before calling Paul and he remembered that he had stuck them in the glove box in the car. Yes, the locked car. And we don’t have a spare key.
So I had to call and cancel my doctor’s appointment, cancel the childcare I had arranged, and was stuck inside for the rest of the day. I never used to do things like this! I was so frustrated.
I don’t know if mom brain ever resolves itself… Probably just turns into old age brain. I miss my mentally sharp days. :-( And I guess I’m going to have to figure out a new normal expectations for myself. It will probably involve writing everything down!