Friday, August 21, 2009

I'm back (well physically at least)

I am feeling much better this week. I think that the nausea/puking and feeling like death may be over. Can I get a woo hoo? While I'm feeling much better physically, something is going on with me mentally. It's something I experienced before when I was pregnant with Julianne.
Any of you suffer from pregnancy brain? What is it about being pregnant that all of a sudden makes you forgetful, loopy, or just plain stupid?? I find myself doing things that I would never normally do. I'm pretty together most of the time. I am good about making lists, keeping our calendar current, remembering birthdays and anniversaries, and remembering to feed our daughter. Now, not so much.

This morning Julianne had Little Gym so I got out the door (almost on time) and we had a good time. I rushed when leaving Little Gym to get to the splash pad by 10. I joined a new mom's group and our second outing with them was to be the splash pad. I wrote it in my datebook for 10a.m. We got there and no one was there. The splash pad was there but the water wasn't turned on. I looked to see what time it opened - 10. Hmm??? I didn't know what to do so I thought well, maybe people are just late so we hung around for a bit and I let Julianne play in the park that was there. We waited until about 10:20 and still no one had arrived. I finally gave up and left. I came home to double check the e-mail reminder I got yesterday and learned it was at 10:30. Oh well, maybe next time.
Yesterday we had a storm here - thunder, lightning, wind and rain. Julianne was napping and I was in the office. I didn't have the TV on although I did have music playing (but not very loud). This morning on Facebook one of my neighbors posted something about the tornado warning yesterday and the sirens being loud and I was like "huh?". Apparently, I was so zoned out that I didn't hear the extremely loud sirens warning me to go into my basement. All I can say is thank God there was no tornado! I looked out the window at one point and thought "wow, that is sideways rain" because the wind was blowing so hard. I guess that should have been my clue to turn the TV on. In my defense though, a tornado is not a common occurrence here.
One night last week I realized at about 11p.m. that I had put Julianne to bed without feeding her dinner. NICE. She did have a late snack but I didn't even offer her dinner. She hasn't been eating much dinner lately so it wasn't too big of a deal but I felt really bad. Please don't call CPS...really, I'm a good mom 99% of the time! Who would've thought that I would need to put "feed Julianne" on my list of things to do!
I haven't taken a picture of Julianne in about 3 weeks. I just keep forgetting. I plugged my camera in the other day to download whatever was on it, and there was nothing. That has literally never happened. I am usually obsessed with taking pictures. What is going on? What causes this? Does this tiny life growing inside of me kill brain cells or something? I don't understand this phenomenon but I truly believe that it exists.
Thank goodness my parents arrive on Tuesday. They can pick up the slack whenever I forget to do something....and remind me to take pictures!
Did you suffer from pregnancy brain?????

15 comments:

Sally said...

Girl...I'm laughing here...not at you, but with you. I had a hard enough time being pregnant w/o any kids around to watch out for. I can't imagine what you're going through. =)I'm sure if Jules was really hungry, she would have let you known. As far as the storm thing - get a weather radio, ok??? And add to your list - buy plane tix to KS. =)

Band of Brothers said...

i did suffer from pregnancy brain...and i am still waiting patiently for all of my brain cells to grow back:)

sorry about the tornado warning. those warnings creep me out. the sound of impending doom.

have fun with your parents and take it easy! growing a human is hard work.

andiscandis said...

I saw Dr. Oz on Oprah one time talking about Pregnancy Brian <- yes, I did just type that by accident, but anyway it is a real thing.

Dr. Oz says that when you're pregnant your brain actually shrinks like 8 percent. This happens so that when the baby is born your brain can re-organize itself and develop new neural pathways to cope with all the new skills you need. Skills like remembering to feed your baby. ;-D

I keep forgetting to give Hazel her dinner until like an hour after she normally eats. On the upside, she eats really well when I DO give her food.

Eliza said...

One night Micah only had a french fry and gummy bears for dinner. (I forgot to pack him anything on our trip and he didn't want anything else).

I'm surprised you can remember all of these things with your pregnancy brain!

Grammy said...

Julianne - Grammy is on the way!!!

Joshley and The Charles said...

awww i'm glad that you are feeling better! I know it's probably frustrating for you but I love reading about the pregnancy brain, maybe it's because i have yet to experience it! Hope it gets better and have fun with your parents! oh and i'm glad you back blogging :)

septembermom said...

I can relate to that whole pregnancy brain phenomena. I think mine is still on the fritz some days :) Hope you're feeling much better, Jenn.

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

Oh yes, I remember it well. I've always heard it referred to as "placenta brain." There are lots of theories out there and I remember one major research study done by someone from Wayne State University on what happened to the brain especially in the 3rd trimester. Anyway, whether it's from all the extra stuff we're processing, or lack of sleep, or an actual physical thing--it seems I'm extremely forgetful in those final months of pregnancy and even for a while afterward.

So glad to hear you're feeling better!

Mama Kat said...

I have pregnancy brain...and I'm not even pregnant, so there's that.

And definitely if Julianne were hungry she would have gotten up and let you know! I bet she ate breakfast like a champ the next morning!

Agnes said...

So glad you're feeling better! I haven't really had pregnancy brain yet...but I will surely blame it for any lapses of memory or judgement that come up!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS to say hi!

shaun said...

I want to officially not say anything. Love you babe.

Nadia@FunWithMama said...

omg i cant believe this post is from you and not from me!
my husband thinks im the only person in the world to say that pregnancy feels like death. Its not just the frame of mind.. you really feel that miserable.. like your organs inside are dead.. your moth has a yucky taste, you feel tired... i wish i was one of the lucky ones with a bed or roses pregnancy

i had pregnancy brain too! (takes a while to come back!)

Melissa B. said...

Pregnancy Brain just gets worse after you have the baby. I think it has to do with being preoccupied with the health and well-being of another person. SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

SoBella Creations said...

I'm glad your feeling better!

Stopping by via SITS!