I am lucky enough to have several close friends that have navigated the 'pregnancy-to-new-mommy' road over the last year or two. As hard as it was to wait to get pregnant, I feel like God's timing was just perfect, and am so happy to have friends to call/text/nag with each and every little question.
One of the things I had heard about pregnancy was that it can cause the symptom 'pregnancy brain.' I had learned that pregnancy brain was something that could start to happen as soon as you were pregnant, or may sit dormant until you least expect it. It causes you to be clumsy, lose your words, and pretty much act like you're totally out of it. And, it comes out of nowhere.
Well, the rumors are true. I still had my doubts up until a few weeks ago when I was just about 22 weeks preggo and visiting my sister in Atlanta. I found myself confused at simple things, forgetting something I just did or said, and totally saying the wrong thing when my brain was thinking something else.
For example, my sister's house is setup in a sort of circle type layout. Very simple. Granted, this was my first visit to her new home, but the place isn't quite big enough to find yourself lost, yet I would still manage to turn the wrong way down the hallway practically every time I left the bathroom. Call it a habit, but I'm calling pregnancy brain on this one.
Or, what about forgetting whether or not I had replied to an email that I sent no longer than 15 minutes before?!
Please tell me this doesn't get worse once the baby arrives, because if that is the case, I will need to relinquish my duty of 'feeding our pets' to B before either of them are starved by accident!
So, make me feel a little better here ladies. Has this happened to you, too?!