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November 11, 2004

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Michelle

Mom brain is the same as Dad brain is the same as simply 'not getting enough sleep'. That is why we forget things.

Man I'm tired.
Michelle

laurijon

Welcome Kris, great piece. I think the main thing that I suffer from is the thing, you know, the thing.... ah yeah the thing... (word displacement disorder) or if not displaced just lost words for that fact. It's wonderful and frightening to know that I'm not the only mom who... Welcome Kris.

laurijon

Welcome Kris, great piece. I think the main thing that I suffer from is the thing, you know, the thing.... ah yeah the thing... (word displacement disorder) or if not displaced just lost words for that fact. It's wonderful and frightening to know that I'm not the only mom who... Welcome Kris.

No one

Great story. I am eight months pregnant with my first and used to have a mind like a steal trap. I remembered when every bill was due, any appointments even if I didn't mark them in the calendar, phone numbers, birthdays, the date a friend had a job interview, etc... At work I could rattle off all sorts of details and relay old conversations with no notes or backtracking.

Now, nothing stays in my brain for more than five minutes. We have missed dinners, forgotten about meetings, incurred late fees on our bills – it is awful. My poor husband is so distraught because I look to him for help in keeping things straight. The other day he said, "When do you get your brain back? Keeping up with everything is hard." I warned him it might be gone for good. He wasn't very happy.

Michael Conlen

I don't mean to raise religious hackles here, and I'm sorry if this offends someone but...

There's only two types of things that make life happen on earth. The first is God, the second is mommies.

Always remember your goal, what you want at the end. Maybe not in specific terms so much (I want him to be a laywer who graduated from...) but in general terms (I hope he's nice, but not too nice... ...plays well with others, intelligent with a mind of his own, etc...).

If you remember the greatness of what you're doing many it helps to get over the small stuff and remember we're not God so we do the best we can.

God and mommies.

Lunasea

Ugh - I have the same disorder. I keep saying I need to go to the "garbage can," instead of gas station.

Amanda

I think something about all the pushing kills brain cells. These days my husband will spend forever looking for his cell phone because I tell him it's on the kitchen counter and it isn't. When he complains I admit that I *meant* to say it was on top of the dryer.

I call it foot-to-mouth disease. It's contracted some time after conception.

Robin P

Welcome to DotMoms!
Oh ya, it's lots of fun when you don't say the right thing. Usually Lillianna just looks at me with a funny expression and that's when I panic and ask, "Uhm, what did I just say, honey?" Sometimes I am afraid of her answer. It's usually humorous so I don't really care.
I think I once told her to put her freezer on instead of her jacket. I wanted to say,"Put on your jacket so that you don't freeze." Close enough!

Terri

This is the one thing I haven't had a problem with. Although, when Isabel was four months old, I left my wallet at the counter at Weinerschnitzel. Oh, and I forgot to feed her once and couldn't figure out why she wouldn't stop crying. And I forgot to pick her up from daycare a couple of weeks ago.

Hmm, nevermind.

Tiff

OH NO! It gets worse! I can only imagine!

secret admirer-exeter

it gets better as the years go by, but life would be so dull without all these trials and tribulations. Remember the more the family grows the bigger the circus gets. I am your secret admirer.

autumn hour

how true! i do all of those things you described. i once heard a comedian say that when you have a baby, you push out your brain too. that is soooo true.

Laura

Yeah, it does get worse--and as a working mom, I can tell you that working doesn't necessarily make it better. And some dads I know have the same problem, especially when they're functioning on a few hours' sleep.

AGK

Oh yes...it gets much worse! Welcome to DotMoms :)

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