Sure, kids play with your minds often enough when they’re growing up. But any mom can tell you that children do things to your brain long before they’re born. I can’t count the number of times I’d waddle into the kitchen with my oversized belly and suddenly realize, I have no idea why I came in here.
Jenna von Oy – yep, the one-time Six of Blossom fame – blogs about the phenomenon on People this week. She’s expecting a girl in June, and “baby brain” has hit her big time.
“I ponder where all my brain cells have ventured off to…did they wind up in a secret pile with all of the socks that go missing from our dryer?” she muses. “Am I leaving a trail behind me like Hansel and Gretel with their breadcrumbs? And, more importantly, will I ever get them back?”
For a self-described Type A/control freak, these lapses are nothing short of infuriating. But Jenna takes comfort in knowing that other women experience the same preggy-brain weirdness. Here are some sample anecdotes she collected from friends:
- Just weeks from giving birth, Katie let her dog outside, then got busy making cookies and reading to her toddler. Half an hour later, a neighbor called to say that the dog was at their house waiting to be let in.
- Rushing to get to a doctor’s appointment, Lila couldn’t find her keys anywhere. She finally had to grab her spare set. That night, she found the missing keys…in the vegetable crisper of the fridge.
- Jenna herself was rushing to wrap her husband’s Christmas gifts before he came home. She ran into her office, grabbed her stapler, went back to the dining room – and couldn’t remember why she’d taken the stapler. Finally, it dawned on her that she’d meant to fetch Scotch tape.
Too funny – and far too real! But, as Jenna points out, “In exchange, I get a beautiful baby girl who will someday, no doubt, remind me to turn off the oven after I finish cooking, and put the stamp on the envelope BEFORE I mail the letter!”
How about sharing your own baby-brain lapses with us, Famecrawler Fans?
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