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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?!

LexiLexi Thu 23-May-13 15:50:53

Absent-mindedly dropped a tea towel on to a burning gas hob instead of the work surface and wandered out of the kitchen. Good job DP was home...

bowlingforsoup Thu 23-May-13 15:38:19

I was ironing my top this morning before I set off into town. I put it on and realised I hadn't ironed the sleeves. Grabbed the iron and stuck the iron onto the sleeves whilst I was still wearing the top. I'm very very sore it's burnt quite badly and i feel really stupid.

I took the house phone out with me yesterday instead of my mobile and couldn't figure out why my mobile looked different.

I am useless at the moment.

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 21:08:15


Futterby Wed 22-May-13 21:07:57

Lmaot Tinky grin

TinkyPeet Wed 22-May-13 21:03:21

Advice....never EVER try and plate up your tea at the same time as dishing out the dog's food.....results in a takeaway and a very fat happy dog haha

HannahLaRouge Wed 22-May-13 21:02:45

- fell over earlier because I sneezed. Then sat on my arse on the floor laughing at myself for ten minutes.
- panicking that I'd lost my phone and frantically trying to find it. I was talking to my husband on it at the time.
- sat down on the sofa the other day, husband looked at me and asked why I had a fork in my hand. I had no idea.

I worry myself at times...

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 20:56:23

Oh, fed breadcrumbs to my goldfish instead of the birds the other day blush

looby222 Wed 22-May-13 20:56:07

Haha your not the only one. After hangingu the phone to my partner and happily making a cuppa.. Not being able to find my phone for about 2 hours after hearing it ring i find it in the fridge?
Constantly forgetting the conversation or what im trying to say.
Walking into the room and forgetting why i went in there.. And thw worst muddling my words up so i sound like a maniac!
Haha LabradorMama ive done that smile
Forgetting ive turned the shower on.. Walking away and telling my partner off for it ;) baby brain to us all indeed

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 20:49:17

Me too me too me too but baby brain has struck and I've forgotten! D:

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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

roo only in pregnancy can 31+7=32

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

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

went into the opticians for my hairdressers appointment

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

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.

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

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

Speak using my mother tongue....

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....

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!

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

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

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

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