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Baby Brain - Danger to myself!

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NTMummy059 Tue 21-May-13 21:21:23

I am pretty clumsy in general.. however during my pregnancy I seem to have lost my brain and replaced it with erm.. thin air?! Honestly lost count of the stupid things I've done and not realised until afterwards smile
For example:
Today I was making a cup of tea and as I was pouring the boiling water into the mug I noticed the teabag was stuck to travel side it and not in the middle.This bugged me to I stuck my finger in to move it while still filling up the mug! Managed to pour boiling water onto my finger burning it pretty bad!
Have also fallen over more times I can count and tried to beep my credit card on the oyster machine on the bus and got very angry when it wouldn't beep! blush
Any other women having a bout of baby Brain out there?!

NTMummy059 Tue 21-May-13 21:23:12

stuck to the side of it not.. stuck to travel side it! :/

ReikiMummy Tue 21-May-13 21:37:23


From no longer being able to park straight, to putting very odd items into the fridge...

Keep forgetting where my head ends and bashing it on something

Memory of a gnat

What was i saying?? ;)

TinkyPeet Tue 21-May-13 21:37:53

Where to start? Seriously, putting my wash load in the oven, and actually turning it on, trying to make a phonecall with the sky remote and getting angry when it wouldn't work to the point of actually shouting at using the last of my very posh delicious expensive coffee, taking my time gettin it perfect to then turn around and pour it down the sink instead of drinkin it, followed by floods of tears and looking like a beaten wife ( and horrifying the poor bloke at the door) when trying to sign for a parcel approximately 20 seconds later and totally forgetting who and where I was.........should I go on?

roofio87 Tue 21-May-13 21:41:02

today I was absolutely sure that 24-9 was 25......

NTMummy059 Tue 21-May-13 21:43:53

haha glad I'm not the only one! oh and today i put a pile of clothes in the kitchen bin instead of washing machine!
People did warn me about baby brain but I didn't think it was real!!

FoofFighter Tue 21-May-13 21:52:02

I turned up a week early for my MW appointment today blush
I bought two new maxi dresses at the weekend - when I got them home realised one was Petite and one was Extra Long blush

FoofFighter Tue 21-May-13 21:53:14

oh yes and went twice to pick my phone up instead of the cutlery to eat my dinner with that was lying next to it last night blush

FoofFighter Tue 21-May-13 21:54:05

And last week I forgot Jessica Ennis's name and Max Beesley's name.

I think I should be escorted at all times from now til I drop!

afrikat Tue 21-May-13 21:59:03

I had to ask someone what year it was today. I was convinced it was 2014 and am still not totally sure it is actually 2013

iamci Tue 21-May-13 22:21:21

I put a box of grapes somewhere last week...still haven't found them

babyradio Tue 21-May-13 22:30:42

I forgot how to reverse the other day. I sat there for a minute thinking how the bloody hell do I get the car out of the space.

I'm a good driver, honestly!

notsoold Tue 21-May-13 23:36:32

I somehow switch back to speak my mother tongue ( Portuguese) when tslking to people that don't speak the language. I get cross with dh for making me repeat and will continue to use the wrong language until he points it out. Done the same at tesco church etc....

notsoold Tue 21-May-13 23:37:15

Speak using my mother tongue....

blondebaby111 Wed 22-May-13 13:06:47

Wondering while dinner was taking so long to cook when I hadn't even switched the hobs on in the first place, also convincing myself that someone must have a magic key to my car as a bag was missing from my boot yet everything else I need for my job, ie straightners, hairdryer were still there. Nope all I'd done was left it at my mums lol but my heart was pounding as I thought someone had been in my car xx

MisselthwaiteManor Wed 22-May-13 13:18:42

I get halfway through a sentence and sit there staring into space because I've forgotten what I was saying. Also keep forgetting to switch things on when using them like the oven and the washing machine. Walking into town and forgetting why I'm there so having to wander in and out of shops until I remember. Poor DH is having to be my brain at the moment, I have to ask him "what am I doing?" over and over.

rrreow Wed 22-May-13 13:50:22

-Couldn't find my glass of orange juice that I'd just poured (it was right in front of me)
-Poured milk into a glass when I was supposed to pour it over my cereal
-Went to put the kettle in the fridge after pouring cup of tea
-Opened the diary and completely forgot why (still haven't remembered..)
-Struck things off my to-do list at work even though I hadn't actually done them

harleyd Wed 22-May-13 14:45:02

went into the opticians for my hairdressers appointment

Stepawayfromthesweeties Wed 22-May-13 14:56:10

Scraped the rear wing of my car down a wall doing £1ks worth of damage!! Did it at work so spent all day getting laughed at followed by 'poor you and your baby brain!!'. So embarrassed

rosiedays Wed 22-May-13 15:24:07

roo only in pregnancy can 31+7=32

AbiElizabeth Wed 22-May-13 16:56:13

harleyd I am crying with laughter at yours!

-I went to make toast, put the bread in the sink and turned the tap on.
- tried to make spagetti with just water. no pasta. literally just boiled water for 10 minutes and was confused who had stolen the pasta
-answered the tv remote instead of my phone and got angry that it wouldnt stop ringing

kd83 Wed 22-May-13 17:09:32

I tried to eat soup with a pen instead of a spoon! Didnt get very far.

Rico08 Wed 22-May-13 18:14:37

When I was pregnant I complained to DS's teacher that his new shoes had gone missing. Told her that there was a pair the same but they were size 10.5 and sons were a 10 (in the cloak room.) Next day teacher checked all the kids shoes, no kid with same ones. She put notice on door for parents to make sure they had correct ones as a pair was missing.

A couple of days later I checked the shoe box, I'd got the wrong size and the shoes in the cloakroom were my sons! I was so embarrassed when I had to admit I was wrong.

The shoes now have a name label in them blush

LabradorMama Wed 22-May-13 20:11:53

Last week I convinced myself we had a ghost as our kitchen cupboard doors and the fridge kept opening 'by themselves'. DP assures me it was me.

MrsSpagBol Wed 22-May-13 20:38:31

- forgetting appointments
- couldnt remember how old I was - has to whatsapp a friend
- leaving oven on
- cant finish sentences
- misplacing keys
- couldnt find my toothbrush when it's in the same place it has ever been for the last 3 years


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