Hole-y Brain, Batman

Sooo, we all know that pregnant women are infamous for their “pregnancy brains”, or as I liked to call it “Pregnesia” (I stole that term from a friend). Apparently, Pregnesia is a real thing that’s totally medically backed up. It has something to do with the baby being like a zombie, and eating your brain cells. Actually I think it’s something that has to do with the placenta, or blood, or whatever. I like to think it’s because of zombie babies.

I would seriously do the dumbest shit when I was pregnant. I was constantly forgetting things, leaving crap in odd places and losing stuff completely. Once, I lost a tube of toothpaste. True story. Now, I thought that once the zombie that was taking up residence in my womb was evicted, my brain would be mine again and I’d go back to my normal, sharp-as-a-tack self.

Much to my dismay, that is not the case. I feel like my brain is full of holes. Not even kidding, I forget things as soon as I hear them most of the time. At work, when someone is talking to me it’s like my brain just checks out and I struggle to remember what someone told me literally just seconds before. When I take phone calls, I have begun writing down who I am talking with because I will forget who I am talking to by the end of the conversation. Once I answered the phone and it was for a coworker. I asked who was calling, they told me, and I put them on hold. I walked back to the girl’s office to tell her who it was and in the 5 seconds it took me to walk from my desk to hers, I frigging forgot who was on the phone. I had to go back and ask. Talk about embarrassing.

I really don’t understand why this has happened to me. I used to be able to multitask and concentrate on SEVERAL things at once and now I have to put much more effort into things like that. I don’t know if I have a listening problem or what, but it’s frustrating. I’m not exaggerating when I say I have to write all sorts of things down now because things will enter my brain, and make a hasty exit before I even know what’s happening.

Do you other moms have this problem? Or am I the only one with a Swiss Cheese brain??

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