I’m Losing It
I Want My Brain Back!
Enough of this baby-brain business
-Julie Ryan Evans
Today I pulled out of my garage and got a few miles down the road toward my destination before I realized I forgot my cell phone. So back I went to get it … only it wasn’t inside my house; it was actually back in my purse, in the car I’d just left running in the driveway.
Since I got pregnant, these kind of ditzy, dingy, annoying things have started happening to me more and more frequently, and they’re driving me – type A, control freak, perfectionist – CRAZY.
I’ve forgotten to return phone calls and e-mails and send in bills, and I can never remember which remote opens the right door. I’ve forgotten friends’ birthdays (OK, I can’t actually blame that on baby brain, because I’m always bad at remembering those) and have been finding things in the strangest places … does anyone know what to do with frozen peanut butter?
I even forgot my son’s “All About Me” day at preschool – the one for which I was supposed to help him make a very special poster all about his favorite things, complete with pictures and other decorations. I live for this stuff, but instead I sent him to school empty-handed on his special day, because I simply forgot.
And while everyone says it’s baby brain and that I’ll regain my senses once the baby is born, I have my doubts. Sleepless nights, two children to keep track of instead of one, potty training AGAIN … I’m thinking I won’t see my REAL brain for another five good years!