Monday, August 15, 2011

My Brain

To give you an indication of just how much I am struggling, I will give you some key indicators.

a. We have lived here for almost a year and a half now, and I still think of our zip code in Peoria when writing our address.  They aren't even close to being the same.

b. I frequently can not remember our phone number. Again, a year and a half I've had this number.  So please don't ask for our cell phone number, I don't really know it.

c. Every time I have to go somewhere, if I don't give myself an extra ten minutes to search for the keys, we'll be late. I always find them in the most random spot and think "why in the world would I have put the keys here?" I so wish I could blame this on the girls...

My main question as I lay awake at night is this: am I going to recover use of my brain in nine months, or is this permanent?  I mean, I remember mommy brain with Hallie and with Hanna, but right now I really feel like I'm sailing at half mast.  Does that even make sense?


  1. I don't have any frame of reference for "past mommy brain" but let me tell you, I'm all over the place now...I have to walk around the grocery store repeating over and over again the item i forgot to put on the list I'm carrying around with me. Also, last week I went to the DMV and as I was leaving I was frantically looking for my keys, 1/2 freaked out I retraced my steps all the way out, they werent in my purse or on the ground..oh no, I had left them in the ignition and just walked away from the car. Good thing we live in mayberry because in CA someone would have seen them hanging in the ignition with the doors unlocked and the car that I just went in to pay an arm and a leg for registration would have been gone within 10 minutes of me walking in the DMV. Good luck...our zip is 68504 and as far as your phone numbers (house and cell) I can't help you, I can barely remember my own. :)

  2. Is this a Hint that you are pregnant? " wishing it will go away in 9 months" ? Or just a random number. I being pregnant feel like mommy brain is 10 times worse right now! You need a key hook to hang your keys on. Though I will admit I've locked myself out of my car more times than I care to admit! I think we should just all declare mommy brain as a normal state of being!

  3. Amen sister, Amen! Preg with the third too. I almost ran over the stroller a couple weeks ago cause I forgot to put it in the back of the van after taking Landon out of it. I do a mental check to make sure all bodies are accounted for before pulling out of the drive. Pregnancy brain combined with running after a toddler brain and being interrupted by a preschooler brain. :)

  4. I often worry that I will never get my brain back. I used to feel so sharp. I'm pretty dull these days. :)

  5. I am SO glad that we're all feeling dull together. This should make our Hershey trip all the more wonderful! None of us will feel odd at all when another person responds to something with a blank stare. So often that is my response to Peter...I just can't think through a whole response and deliver it eloquently anymore.