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Does Pregnancy Make you silly

(43 Posts)
Freyfreysmum Tue 23-Jun-09 09:04:20

OK so not permanently, but I will be blaming my errors on the bump, rather than the fact I am eternally blonde....

Article in the paper this morning - I had to laugh, having this morning poured my boiling water (intended for my mug and tea bag) all over my cheerios.

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/forgetful-blame-it-on-the-bump-1714088 .html

arolf Tue 23-Jun-09 09:40:56

it's certainly made me silly - I put my instant coffee on my toast the other day, rather than in the mug. Blaming it entirely on the bump...

Nekabu Tue 23-Jun-09 10:32:01

Not here, thank goodness! Though I was doing something very complicated at work last week, it was at the end of the day and I was a bit tired but it took me a good while to get it right, so maybe I had a sneaky attack of it then!

EyeballsandherSunburntNorks Tue 23-Jun-09 10:42:05

God yes. 17 months after the event I'm still waiting for sanity to return. And my lost watch, wedding rings, wallet, house keys, two different car keys... hmm

lupa Tue 23-Jun-09 14:00:10

Yup, I frequently find myself buttering my toast with a spoon or putting my mug in the fridge.

At work I'm constantly asking myself 'what was I just doing?' and tend to drift off halfway through sent...

calli1991 Tue 23-Jun-09 14:08:56

i have gone mad i think !! i was holding bottle of hair mousse in one hand and a glass of water in the other hand, i tried to shake my hair mousse bottle and shook the water instead (all over myself)then screamed in disbelief blush
thank god i didnt drink the hair mousse

annh Tue 23-Jun-09 14:23:44

Well, it's been a while since I was pregnant but on one memorable occasion I opened my credit card bill which had the amount for our forthcoming holiday tickets on it - realised that I couldn't remember where I had left the tickets which had arrived a few days previously. Turned the house upside down, eventually gave up and started searching in the bin (pre-recycling days). Several messy bags later, had to give up on those tickets but did find a couple of very expensive opera tickets which had arrived on another day! My nesting instinct obviously clicked in very early and I was throwing everything out!

quixotic Tue 23-Jun-09 14:33:56

I put olive oil instead of vinegar on my fish and chips - gutting as they were inedible afterwards.

janbabe Tue 23-Jun-09 15:35:37

I was very relieved 6 months after having dd2 to be told by a well learned friend that it takes women up to four years to regain all memory fuctions after having a baby. so i wasn't the only crazy woman finding the milk had gone of because it had been in the cupboard all day whereas the tea bags were nicely chilled in the fridge. 9wks pg with third now so didn't have time to regain it all from the last one, so you can imagine what my dh going through trying to find everything for his breakfast in the morning!

whoisasking Tue 23-Jun-09 16:10:55

I developed some kind of strange physical object spoonerism:

Cucumber in the knife drawer
Knife in the Salad crisper

Shower gel on the floor next to the toilet.
Toilet Duck on the windowsill.

And don't even talk to me about keys. grin

dawntigga Tue 23-Jun-09 16:12:51

Am known for being a tad sarcastic sometimes and was asked for my extension by a colleague at work. Gave the number, they tried it and it didn't work, gave the number again and counted them out on my fingers at the same time. I then realised I'd given my colleagues extension not mineblush I had the good grace to take the mickey out of myself everytime I had to give a number out from then on

dxx

makingdotoo Tue 23-Jun-09 16:14:23

oh it definately does. Last night i was making bread in my bread maker...so i took the baking box out...measured out all the ingredients...and put them into the bread machine. Not the baking box where they are meant to go. I only realised when i turned it on and there was this horrible crunching sound. blush

ButtercupWafflehead Tue 23-Jun-09 16:18:51

One of my first PG symptoms was that, after 20 years, I forgot how to play the piano. hmm

LovelyTinOfSpam Tue 23-Jun-09 16:21:07

I am useless at the moment and forget what I'm saying before the sentance is finished. i just sort of trail off into a stupor.

i put it down to being preoccupied with giving birth in the next few weeks...

trixymalixy Tue 23-Jun-09 16:29:10

Yep, I managed to put unleaded in our diesel car the other week blush.

Sparklytwinkletoes Tue 23-Jun-09 16:34:27

I def. suffered when pg with DS1 and am struggling a little this time (hot chocolate powder in microwave, milk in hot choc cupboard etc) and my midwife said it was all down to omega oils...

here's just one article

Sparklytwinkletoes Tue 23-Jun-09 16:35:12

DOH! And I meant to say that you can def. tell I haven't been taking it regularly this time, and DH could tell if I'd missed just one tablet last time!!!

pagwatch Tue 23-Jun-09 16:39:39

Yes.
And sometimes being silly makes you pregnant.
grin

singalongamumum Tue 23-Jun-09 17:18:52

LOL pag!

onelittlespeckledfrog Tue 23-Jun-09 18:49:14

Ooh definitely! The other day my little girl was holding my moisturiser tube in the bathroom. I was just about to do her teeth, so grabbed the toothpast and the tube from her hand and squirted a nice line of moisturiser along it. milimetres away from her mouth my 2 year old DD declared 'silly mummy' and I realised my mistake.

Last pregnancy I was out shopping on my own and returned to the car with my purchases. I then went and sat in the passanger seat... it was a good few minutes before I remembered I was on my own and in fact I would need to get in the driver's seat and drive myself home. very embarrasing!

daffodilli Tue 23-Jun-09 19:05:34

Yep! managed to double book a whole afternoon of Drs appointments today blush !

mummyhill Tue 23-Jun-09 19:17:22

I put the shopping away, my keys ended up in the freezer!

kittykat765 Tue 23-Jun-09 20:30:43

While at a cafe I have forgotten to order food for my son. In my defence I had ordered for my husband who was having the same thing. On second thought, maybe I had ordered for my son but forgotten to order for my husband. grin That sounds much better (and doesn't make me eligible for the rubbish mum of the year awards).

MrsPickles Tue 23-Jun-09 21:13:43

We got married when I was 5.5m pregnant. We were given LOADS of cash & cheques for our wedding - about £2k worth, and about £1k in cash (it's a family tradition to give cash rather than cheques). We were going on honeymoon the next morning & didn't have time to get to the bank. I was panicking about leaving all the money in the house so hid it very cunningly in a place I knew a burglar would never find it.

So cunning, that I couldn't remember where it was hidden when we got back 3 weeks later. God we turned the house upside down. I was in charge of the upstairs, DH the downstairs, searched for weeks. Nowhere was it to be found. I was convinced I'd thrown it in the bin & obviously had put bins out just before went away. Eventually had to request replacement cheques from all the guests, but had still lost £1k in cash. So gutted.

Fast forward 9 months later.... and my FIL comes to stay, pulls a book of Robert Burns poetry off the bookshelf & finds all the cash & cheques inside!! Had hidden it there as we'd romantically had a Robert Burns poem read at our wedding hmm. Lucky FIL, a Robert Burns fan, came to stay! The funny thing is, I had thought it might be inside a book, and could have sworn I'd looked inside every book in the house at least 3 times... DH's fault I reckon for even letting me be in charge of any searching!

MrsMerryHenry Tue 23-Jun-09 21:18:17

I never went 'silly' during preg. I think it depends on the person, and according to nutritionists, on how well you're nourishing your body. The baby will be prioritised over the mother in the queue for nutrients, so if you're not stocking up on all the stuff you need, you'll find that your brain and other organs are affected by nutrient depletion.

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