I’m currently pregnant with my third child and to be honest, the minute I got pregnant with my first (which was 6 years ago) I’ve never fully recovered in the ‘baby brain’ stakes. Lately, experts have been saying there is not such thing as ‘baby brain’ but I call bullshit.
Before I had kids I was sharp (says every mum ever)…but for real, I had a great memory, I wasn’t daft and I didn’t do stupid things. I’m okay with the fact that I’m far from one of those glowing pregnant women. Truthfully, I look like a bag of dicks covered in acne but that is okay cause post birth I tend to come good again. What I’m not okay with is that I’m losing more of my marbles with each kid I have – the baby brain is by far the worst aspect for me because unlike the acne, it doesn’t seem to leave.
I’m constantly embarrassed by the things I say and do at the moment and quite frankly I’m shocked at how dumb some of it is.
For example, when I was pregnant with my first son Raff…I was at work and my workmates and I decided to go out to lunch. I drove. When we finished lunch I turned to my mates and said, ‘where the hell are my keys’…we couldn’t find them ANYWHERE. So I decided to go check around the car and sure enough when I got to my car the keys were there -still in ignition, with the car running and the door wide open on a main road for over ONE HOUR.
And just the other day I went to the supermarket and left my front car door open again with my bag on the front seat.
I have the worst baby brain ever! Might be time for me to get on the public transport bandwagon…It ain’t safe for me to be around car doors.
We had a hilarious chat with Nadia Bartel about baby brain – let’s just say we aren’t alone.
What’s your biggest ‘baby brain’ moment? And please tell me it goes away…eventually?