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

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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...

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.

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

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

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 13:34:45

omg, iced tea?

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 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

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!

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...

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.

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....

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

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 18:19:08

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...'

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>

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

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.

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!

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...

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!

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.

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

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

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...!


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