Sherry from Chaos Theory investigates the phenomenon of expelling your brain out with the placenta:
It’s not pregnancy brain. It’s not sleep deprived brain. Hayley is four and a half years old, Breanna is 16 months old, and I’m still doing things that make me dig for excuses for why I am a moron.
I used to think I was pretty smart, actually. I was witty and quick and good at a kind of hard real-like office job! I rarely went to work with my shirt on inside out and never locked my keys in my car. I never put Similac in my coffee or forgot my own phone number.
What about you? Do you find yourself doing more of those really dumb things now that you're a mom? Are you more absent-minded? Do people need to speak VERY SLOWLY and LOUDLY so that you can understand the words coming out of their mouths?
And what's more, does it ever stop?
I’ve often hoped that it would clear up and I would stop with the pregnancy/placenta/sleepless brain tomfoolery but it appears that it’s still hanging in there. I visited my parents recently and I never noticed my mom pouring coffee into the plants or accidentally eating her napkin while thinking it was a sandwich so maybe there’s hope that my brain will return to normal when the girls are in their late 20s and early 30s. Let’s hope I don’t get confused and wander into traffic before then.