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Today I microwaved dry porridge oats...

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And almost set the house on fire! Thank god i threw in some dried fruit which burnt first/added moisture meaning that the oats were only blackened! Anyone fancy sharing their examples of pregnancy idiocy baby brain to make me feel better?

rogersmellyonthetelly Mon 08-Oct-12 08:50:56

I put the butter in the micro last week instead of the fridge and got the kids up for school on Saturday morning. Glad they are old enough to know what day it is even if I have forgotten

Lora1982 Mon 08-Oct-12 08:52:56

i was about to come on and say woo i had porridge for the first time today... but i notice you didnt really benefit from it. if its any consolation i put way too much milk in.

effingwotsits Mon 08-Oct-12 08:54:57

I went to asda in my slippers.

I also left the car running with the keys in whilst doing a weekly shop. I can't believe it was still there when I got back.

blackteaplease Mon 08-Oct-12 08:55:17

I set fire to the front of my dressing gown whilst making pancakes as i forgot how big my bump was. Last pg i managed to burn my bump on the iron for the same reason!

I bought a book last week. The affair by Lee Child.

I have already read it fgs.

HappyHippyChick Mon 08-Oct-12 09:01:08

I sent payment in for my son's guitar lesson: neatly labelled envelope, bill enclosed do they knew who it was for, and no cheque blush

Haha, I'm fairly sure DP is considering chaperoning me at all times! Bloody hell blacktea you're a danger to yourself grin hand over all domestic duties immediately!

Can you imagine the phone call to the insurance company wotsits? "yes asda, about 1 hour. no the keys were in it. But in my defence..." blush

blackteaplease Tue 09-Oct-12 10:18:33

Thankfully ds is here now and can use appliances safely again! Nt sure I should have another though, I am clearly a liability when pg.

TheDetective Tue 09-Oct-12 10:27:11

YES!! Thank you wotsits!! I left my keys in the ignition of my car while I was in hospital for over 2 hours last week!!! I was wandering out rooting in my handbag for them, and had a panic when I thought if lost them... To feel relief to find them still in the ignition!

Did not tell DP. And never will!!

I've left them in my front door before now... All day long while I was sleeping off a night shift. I live on a main road and the house/car keys were sat in the keyhole outside all day with my car parked in front!!! I have no defence... I wasn't even pregnant then! It was a shitter of a shift though...!

maebyfunke Tue 09-Oct-12 10:29:11

I put a large block og cheese in the kitchen cupboard - when I couldn't find it in the fridge I accused the kids, 3 and 7, of secretly eating it blush

Not this pregnancy, but last time, I was moaning to DP that there was hardly any meat on the ready cooked chicken I was carving. Turns out I had it upside down.... blush

Londonmrss Tue 09-Oct-12 10:57:57

I decided to bake bread and left the dough in the airing cupboard for 30 mins to rise. Forgot about it and discovered it there 2 days later. It had definitely risen.

Went to Sainsburys and paid for £40 of shopping. Packed it neatly in bags and then left... without my shopping. Didn't realise until I went to the fridge to get out something I'd bought.

And twice have got into the shower still wearing knickers or socks.

I didn't used to believe in the baby brain thing; I thought it was just an excuse for a bit of stupidity, but I now realise it's a serious condition affecting women everywhere and there should be state-based support available!

Ah feeling much better! Before I'd even POAS I tried to prick a baked potato with a soup spoon. I poked, didn't work, looked at spoon, tried again x 5! When I realised I quickly looked round but luckily no-one noticed!

I also cut people up now (in the car), look left - car coming, pull out, apologise to angry motorist who has just performed an emergency stop!

May need to hibernate for next 3 months!

PurplePidjin Tue 09-Oct-12 11:18:17

Left the hair straighteners on, then gone out for 4 hours - without straightening my hair

Forgotten to Pay and Display in a Council car park (so no ignoring the invoice)

Left one bag (of four) of shopping at the till, went back later and Nice Customer Services Lady had kept it for me

Pregnancy turns me into a complete twat blush

I've stuck bananas, porridge oats and peanut butter in a container and blitzed with a stick blender to make a smoothy. Would probably have been less messy had I remembered to add the milk.

I wasn't even pregnant, just shattered, so don't have that to blame.

whatsonyourplate Tue 09-Oct-12 11:25:52

I left the back door of my car wide open all night. My daughter's bike and my handbag were in the car (luckily still there in the morning). It pissed it down overnight and the seats got soaked.

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Tue 09-Oct-12 11:46:09

Not the same as these but I was in bed last night fuming for several hours that the drawers that I chose for the baby's bedroom weren't right and how could DH have carried on putting them up without checking with me first, worked myself up into a right stew and ended up waking DH up by screaming my rage into my pillow at 3 in the morning. I then decided I needed a cuddle and managed to headbutt him on the nose blush then cry into his chest. Poor DH was completely mystified, calmed me down and reminded me that they are just drawers and not worth breaking his nose over blushblush DH is a star but will be very relived when I am no longer pg!

weezl74 Tue 09-Oct-12 19:17:51

took my husband out for lunch spontaneously having forgotten i had booked an Asia shop.

good news: our lovely childminder signed for and unpacked it allsmile

bad news: it was the shop with all my last minute labour essentials like ginormous sanitary towels and industrial strength laxatives.

cringe

weezl74 Tue 09-Oct-12 19:18:39

*Asda shop

PurplePidjin Tue 09-Oct-12 19:32:37

Poured boiling water onto my hand instead of into my hot water bottle <ouch>

mumtocuddlebundle Tue 09-Oct-12 19:37:57

I brushed my teeth with handwash!
Then phoned nhs 24 in a panic in case I could have harmed baby!

mrswee Tue 09-Oct-12 20:58:11

I've left to front door on the latch while out at work all day 3 times now. Luckily DH has only descovered about the 'one' time I did it!

I have also left the gas hob on low all day.
I left my keys in the house on one of the days I remember not to leave the door on the latch, didn't notice till I got home with my toddler at her bed time and it cost DH £15 to send his keys to me in a taxi from his work.

I also unbalanced myself and fell into DD's stupid ikea egg chair yesterday, much to the ammusment of DH as I fitted perfectly and the large bump completed the egg shape!

mrswee Tue 09-Oct-12 21:00:15

I also keep forgetting not to eat cake!

monkeynumberthree Tue 09-Oct-12 21:09:42

LOVE LOVE LOVE this thread! grin

maebyfunke - I did pretty much the same last pregnancy, put the cheese in the 'man drawer' and then accused DH of forgetting to buy any. Found it a fortnight later. DH teased me for weeks. In fact, if I lose anything he still tells me to check in the man drawer!

Have also left the car keys in the fridge then turned the house upside down looking for them, tried to unlock the car by pointing my mobile at it, and also sobbed hysterically that there were no clean tea towels left and if I went into labour then no-one would be able to dry up... In my defence, I did go into labour about 3 hours later. And then whether or not the washing up was done was the last thing on my mind grin

I didn't believe in pregnancy brain until the day I paid £3K to settle a £300 credit card bill, thereby going into huge overdraft, unable to pay mortgage or buy food, had to cry down the phone to the bank to get it sorted out. That was fun.

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