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What's the most embarassing thing you've done in pregnancy due to 'pregnancy brain'?

(64 Posts)
aleciawalton Sun 28-Oct-07 18:15:29

with first ds- was making dinner for dh who was watching the match at the pub with friends and said he'd be home for 5pm. it was a suprize dinner. he called to say that they were staying longer to play pool at 5 to 5pm. i yelled over the phone that i made this dinner. he said 'oh will be home in 15 mins then'. i hung up. then crying called back with in mins to tell him not to bother as it was all going in the bin as 15 mins was to long and it would be ruined and hung up. i then took the hot food and pans and through it all in the bin. he was home in 10-15 mins and started looking for his dinner... i started crying saying it was in the bin and now i had nothing to eat either. lol
this pregnancy i have accidently shopped lifted a pack of nappies for ds1. having put them in bottom of pushchair for easy shopping. then walked out with out paying for the nappies. when i was just outside the door i went to put the shopping in the pushchair basket found them and went back in to pay for them. they didnt know what to do, they all were looking at me funny. blush
i also many a times walked to asda got trolly full of food to then realize i forgot my wallet. lol

jaq39 Sat 27-Oct-07 22:05:44

Hi, just booked and paid for tickets to go and see Mary Poppins in November as a treat to myself, Ive gone to write the date in my diary and the tickets are actually for November 2008blush

I,ll have a bit of a wait thengrin
Told my DH and he of course thought this was highly amussing which made me burst into tears cos he was laughing at meblush! x

Washersaurus Sun 21-Oct-07 22:07:17

I went to my evening class at college wearing odd shoes too! One highish heel boot and one big biker styler boot...no-one said anything, and I didn't notice until I got home...at which point I did a pregnancy test grin

FloridaKbear Sun 21-Oct-07 22:07:12

Ask Maureenmlove about the KFC!! She'll kill me if I tell you but so funny.

FloridaKbear Sun 21-Oct-07 22:06:22

Left most of my shopping, bagged up, on the checkout in the supermarket. Got home and DH said "where is all the food then?".

Called the store and they had all my shopping waiting for me. I cried (obv) and made DH go back for it.

Also dropped a floor to ceiling mirror through the bedroom window (double glazed) and massive shards of glass went everywhere. Cried then too! And to phone DH at work and explain. He was so calm and just came home and cleared up and mopped me up!

I used to be composed but since having children, forget it, I am always crying for something or other!

moaningminnie2020 Sun 21-Oct-07 21:56:03

I spent ten minutes trying to get a full size french stick to fit in the fridge. And when I was in labour I declined to remove my knickers and asked the staff to just 'work round them'...(Am rather shy lol)

mumofk Sun 21-Oct-07 10:58:46

thank you all so much! I'm still crying with laughter and DD (23 mo) keeps asking 'mummy STILL luaghing?' can't even tell DH whats making me laugh as cant speak. Feel normal for the first time in ages!!!!! but can't think of anything paticular i've done- sure DH can!

3Ddonut Sun 21-Oct-07 08:24:52

When I was expecting ds, I had gone to get dd's dummy (she was only 9mnths) came back and tried to put into dh's mouth, realised what I was doing just before, but he would have taken it!!!! MIL said, 'you're not pg are you?' errmmmm...... we were going to keep it quiet a little longer.

ninedragons Sun 21-Oct-07 03:50:39

I almost shoplifted a baby sling. I completely forgot I had it in my hand. The staff said err, did you get the sling from another shop? and I said what sling? They were very understanding - they said they deal with mushy-brained pregnant accidental shoplifters all the time.

Last night I told my husband that I would just get a fresh towel before I got in the fridge.

boozle Sat 20-Oct-07 22:17:23

My husband and I went to buy some new rose plants for the garden. We needed six and there was exactly that number left of the ones I had set my heart on. So I put them in the trolley and went to look at something else. Unfortunately, whilst I was away, someone helped themselves to two. On discovering this I sat down on the shop floor and simply howled. Then I went on a rampage around the shop, searching through everyone's trolley and accusing all and sundry of having stolen MY roses. It all seemed absolutely appropriate and reasonable at the time, but, needless to say, I haven't dared go back to the same place since ....

rosylizzie Sat 20-Oct-07 21:50:55

was standing at cashier in sainsburys with 20 year old trendy young man serving and couldnt find my money
then remebered i had stuck £20 in my bra as no pockets
pulled it out and handed it to him - warm....
his face was a picture

at family gathering while pouring out wine absent mindedly poured and gave my 2 year old a glass of wine to horror of family who obviously saw it as a regular occurence!

kiera Sat 20-Oct-07 20:35:40

dh and I went on holiday with ds1 when I was expecting ds2. went out for a meal in a pub one night, parked, locked car and were just about to enter pub when realised ds1 was still in car!!!

3Ddonut Sat 20-Oct-07 16:04:38

gigglewitch, glad it's not me who's still doing these things after 3 dc!!!

OP: when I was a kid I got into the swimming pool with my knickers on the OUTSIDE of my cossie!!! we used to get cossie on before swim and put knicks over the top 'so we didn't forget them' my mother was half bashing on the window to tell me and half hiding pretending I wasn't hers!!!!

3Ddonut Sat 20-Oct-07 15:55:30

wrote all my christmas cards to 'friend and ds's name!!!!

DonDons Sat 20-Oct-07 15:45:16

Went shopping today for maternity clothes. Went in two shops and asked shop assistants where I could find maternity clothes. In first shop I had my hand on the maternity rail. In second shop woman I was talking to was stood underneath 20 foot sign that said 'maternity clothes'. Is blindness a symptom of being pregnant?

Bouncingturtleskulls Sat 20-Oct-07 12:25:21

Had a slightly daffy moment at my last AN appointment. Was telling MW that I was feeling quite hot, especially hands and feet and she said "well you are carrying a hot water bottle". I looked at ther strangely and said "No, I don't". It took me about a minute to figure out whe was referring to the baby! Doh!

StrawberryMartini Sat 20-Oct-07 09:48:03

I wanted some soup. Got can out and bowl out. Proceeded to open bowl with tin-opener. Nearly got half-way round before I noticed what I was doing.

littleducks Sat 20-Oct-07 09:22:50

i went to my mils, keep hearing a beeping and was getting annoyed only to realise it was coming from my handbag. I had taken the cordless house phone with me and it was beeping as the battery died.

i let everyone think it was dd who put it there, but really i have memory of what could have happened but fear as handbag was out of reach it must have been me.

DH forgot we had a baby the other day, got out the car after dropping the kids at school and he just walked straight to the front door, he normally get Callum out of his seat as the carseat is behind the passenger door. I was like shock

gigglewitch Fri 19-Oct-07 23:02:40

biggest embarrassment is that i am still doing stupid stuff without the excuse of being pg - having three DC has made the condition permanent. blush
last week, arrived at supermarket, parked in child space, got pram out of boot then remembered no children were with me. hmm

shergar Fri 19-Oct-07 22:58:43

There was an article about this in one of the papers yesterday, and the man writing it said that his pregnant wife had to go away on business and left her car in the long stay carpark, came home, forgot all about it, and took a taxi home. He had to get the taxi to take him back to the airport to collect the car - he said the round trip cost £100 and the driver laughed hysterically all the way back to the airport!

sparklyjen Fri 19-Oct-07 17:57:07

At aqua-natal classes the midwives told us off for not wearing a bra under our costumes. Growing breasts need the support, apparently.

lostinfrance Fri 19-Oct-07 17:55:22

i had a bad habit of walking off with other people's supermarket trollies with all their shopping in and pushing them around for a bit putting my random shopping in, then looking down and wondering why i had thirty tins of Pedigree and no dog. I then had to abandon the stolen trolley and go in search of mine.

chunkypudding Fri 19-Oct-07 17:19:50

got lost on the way to my pilates class (which I had walked to the previous 4 times with no problems.)

Phoned friend at work, told them street I was on, asked them where that meant I was and how to get to where I was supposed to be...

had absolutely no idea where I was or which way I should be pointing blush

Was pg with dtws. Realised that I'd left umbrella on bus coming to work, so in lunch hour walked to bus station - got very sweaty & puffed out - and ran gauntlet of bus driver's very smelly, smoky & noisy staffroom & endured comments from bus drivers (very large bump) to try to track down driver & umbrella, without success. Went back to work (raining again) and into fridge for sandwiches. Umbrella in fridge.

SofiaAmes Fri 19-Oct-07 14:59:08

I turned up for a architecture job interview without my portfolio. (Kind of like showing up for swimming without your bathing suit). It wasn't that I had forgotten it....it hadn't even crossed my pregnancy brain to bring it.

Stop. Stop. crying with laughter. Have tears rolling down cheeks.

Amani Mon 15-Oct-07 14:09:44

Nearly turned up one week early for a job interview - luckly I re-read the invitiation letter quickly the night before going.

tweetyfish Mon 15-Oct-07 13:58:56

I went to park in a car park containing only one car. Somehow managed to reverse into it - at speed as the car park was practically empty so I felt confident(!)

Then spent half an hour in tears even though it was all ok in the end...

wheelsonthebus Mon 15-Oct-07 13:47:28

ask what time the one o'clock club opens

Lazarou Mon 15-Oct-07 13:46:38

Reached across the table at work (in a lab) forgetting about the bunsen burner and wondering why my arm felt a bit hot

Tigaaaarghna Mon 15-Oct-07 13:28:31

Set fire to DH's sunglasses by lighting a scented candle about 3 inches below where they were hanging.

OMGhelp Mon 15-Oct-07 13:26:57

Why is that things end up in the Fridge?

Naetha Mon 15-Oct-07 11:36:02

I pulled away from traffic lights in reverse gear the other day.

The look on the woman's face behind me was priceless.

themoon66 Mon 15-Oct-07 10:38:51

Like the OP, I have been swimming and left my bra on under my costume blush.

I lost the iron once too and DH found it in the fridge.

ThePhantomToiletFlusher Mon 15-Oct-07 10:35:01

I went to work in odd shoes when I was pregnant (I reckon it was cos I couldn't see my feet).

The trouble is, one was a high party shoe and the other was flat and clumpy so I felt all uneven. They weren't in the remotest bit similar.

I only noticed when I got to work.

Oh, how we laughed.........

Emzy5 Mon 15-Oct-07 10:30:28

lol orangehead, my dh put the cordless phone in his pocket (before we even had ds) and went clubbing. the funniest bit is that the bouncers were searching people on entry and found the phone. they found it very amusing.

orangehead Mon 15-Oct-07 10:00:27

Not so much embarrasing, but I put the phone in the fridge. Took me a while to find it

WheresMyWaistGone Mon 15-Oct-07 09:51:22

I had a long and complicated conversation with the train people about renewing my monthly travel pass on about 3 July. I was earestly asking if it was worth me buying another monthly pass as I was going on holiday for 2 weeks on 4 July...I actually meant I was gong on holiday on 4 August, but they didn't know that did they...?!

Luckily, the bump was obvious and when we worked out the right ticket to get, we all laughed about it!

Oh how I'm enjoying not having to worry about it any more...!


CappuScreamO Mon 15-Oct-07 09:16:37

I drove to the shops and walked back, passing my parked car on the way and just blithely going past it

iloverosycheeks Mon 15-Oct-07 09:13:10

a very lovely lady from my work had a party for me in her house when I went off on maternity. We all had to bring something so I decided to get profiteroles and chocolate dip thing that was being heavily advertised by M&S at the time - unfortunately said friend is extremely allergic to chocolate, which I knew, so why did I do it!! cant believe now that I was so silly.. i could have given her a really bad reaction jsut by bringing it into her house but pregnancy brain was obviously just thinking....chocolate!!! still feel bad nowblush

ProfYaffle Mon 15-Oct-07 08:47:47

Lol Sarahhal - I did that at home, came out to find a befuddled neighbour peering into my car!

Princess - a friend of mine at work was HUUUUGE during her pregnancies. She parked on the car park in the morning and only just squeezed out of her car door. In the evening going home her bump had grown and she couldn't fit between her car and the one next door. She had to wait until the owner finished work, came out and moved his car.

PrincessAfterLife Sun 14-Oct-07 19:33:51

in front of some very important clients just before mat leave, I forgot the size of my massive bump (hmm) and tried to 'slip' out of the part open heavy old door to grab something from another office... and got wedged stuck! blush Can still hear the laughter 4+ yrs later!

beforesunrise Sun 14-Oct-07 19:16:13

well i just posted above about ordering groceries consisting almost entirely of tomatoes and yoghurt.

when pregnant with dd, i had to go somehere to meet a friend. i got out at the tube stop and stood on the street for 10 minutes looking at the a-z. it made no sense at all. i ended up asking a complete stranger to read the map for me please cos i just couldn't figure it out. i still cringe...

sarahhal Sun 14-Oct-07 18:53:18

The first time i went to the supermarket with both Dses I was in such a flap about how to organise it all that I left all the car doors wide open blush

Came back to find my car surrounded by security men!

Lazarou Sun 14-Oct-07 18:29:48

Got to work one morning and my 'friend' told me she had been late because there were camels crossing the road. I totally bought it and as the day went on the story got more elaborate and I didn't notice everyone sniggering. Mind you, I probably would have believed her even if I hadn't been pregnant.

ProfYaffle Sun 14-Oct-07 18:25:02

Made Delia's Ultimate Carrot Cake and forgot to put the carrots in. T'was still Ultimate Cake though grin

DaisyWhoooo Sun 14-Oct-07 18:20:21

Left our tickets and passports on the train. Got to check-in at Gatwick at realised what I'd done blush angry The lovely train people got them back for me though and we didn't miss our flight <phew>

muppetgirl Sun 14-Oct-07 18:19:08

Oh and went to the local large park to meet a friend and her ds to walk the dogs and my ds.

Half way there ds asks 'mummy, where are the dogs?'

I had forgotton them blush

Ds still likes to tell people of the day 'mummy had a silly day and forgot the dogs...'

mamazon Sun 14-Oct-07 18:17:08

went to collect some photo's we had done of my ds. i picked up the wrong set from teh box. i nearly walked off with photo's of another child.

muppetgirl Sun 14-Oct-07 18:15:44

Forgot to wash the conditioner out of my hair and then went with dh + ds to buy ds a pair of new shoes. One side of my hair dried, the ohter looked like half a ton of nice smelling chip fat had been poured over my head blush

LadyOfTheFlowers Sun 14-Oct-07 18:12:11

I put my purse in the fridge whilst preg and found it in there again last week....

OMGhelp Sun 14-Oct-07 18:00:12

Worse than the tea pot was the incident just after DS1 was born, at the tender age of 5 days I went shopping and left him in his pram and carried on down the street without him. I had totally forgotton I had had him.

hamabeads Sun 14-Oct-07 16:55:47

Realised I had the qwrong trolley in the supermarket. Had to go to customer services who made an anouncement for everyone to check their trollies. Hid for 10 mins to return to CS counter to find the majority of my shopping left there in another trolley hmm

Not sure how it happened though...

Sherida Sun 14-Oct-07 16:44:20

I put the nearly new butter in the cupboard instead of the fridge. Then I left the casserole on high for 2 hours and killed my Le crueset. Hubby came home, asked me where the butter was and what that burning smell is. I cried so hard I had to go to bed and calm down!

Emzy5 Sun 14-Oct-07 14:20:53

here's how it happened:

phone went in skirt pocket

ds sicked on skirt

i decided to strip off and put a load in
washing machine

the washing machine went on

i looked for my phone, called it from land line

heard a weird clunky noise from the washing machine

felt sick

looked at washing machine and saw my lovely phone swishing around

swore a bit and got angry with myself angry

moominsmummy Sun 14-Oct-07 14:10:24

Thank God I'm not the only one

Emzy - did you realise before or after you put the washing machine on?

Emzy5 Sun 14-Oct-07 13:34:45

omg, iced tea?

OMGhelp Sun 14-Oct-07 13:27:49

I put the teapot in the fridge. DH still hasn't let me forget about it and it was 21 years ago.

Emzy5 Sun 14-Oct-07 13:20:18

btw moominsmam, when i was a little girl i went swimming with my knicknox on under my swimming costume grin

Emzy5 Sun 14-Oct-07 13:18:48

hmmm... i had a case of baby brain the oher day when i put my phone in the washing machine blush

sannie Sun 14-Oct-07 13:17:02

on my last day of work before I started maternity leave for my first ds I logged out of my computer at about 4 in the afternoon and left my desk for about 10 mins. When I came back I forgot my password even though I had been using the same one for months.

With ''help'' from IT wasn't able to log in again until about 8 in the evening - hardly the quick getaway I was hoping for.

moominsmummy Sun 14-Oct-07 13:07:21

Can't believe I did this - took DS swimming this morning and after 5 minutes in the pool noticed I still had my bra on under my swimming costume blushblush

still cringing now...

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