Thursday, April 29, 2010
Strike of the Pregnancy Brain
Pregnancy brain: A temporary forgetfulness caused by pregnancy.
Its reality is debatable, and I've always been skeptical.
Up until this pregnancy. Actually, up until this week.
It all started on Tuesday. I left Asher with Daddy and dropped Jacen off at preschool, then hurried to my monthly OB appointment. I got there, signed in, peed in the cup, and waited. I got called back a few minutes later--only to be told that my appointment was last week.
Then today, we went out to our new condo and started unpacking things. We were in a hurry when we left, and I realized when we were on the road that I'd left the diaper bag there. It's a 40-minute drive from our current house and I didn't have plans to be back there until Saturday.
We had a church activity tonight that I was supposed to help set up for. I didn't forget. I planned my trip to the minute, knowing exactly what time I needed to leave so I could get there on time. Except I forgot one thing: the children. I realized when it was time to go that I needed to take them to the babysitter. I didn't show up in time to set up.
I'm already out, obviously. But I'm not done. I remembered to pick the children up from the babysitter (who luckily happened to be my parents!) and took them home. We pulled into the driveway and I reached around for my purse. Not there. I left it at my parents' house. And since it had my phone in it, I had no way to call them. No way to call my husband and ask him to bail me out again. And no way was I putting the kids back in the car and driving over there.
I'm a believer.
Oh, and I forgot to mention that Mormon Times linked back to my blog about the Whitney's. Isn't that cool??? Made me feel like a celebrity for a minute.
Photo from http://pregnancy.more4kids.info/118/forgetfulness-during-pregnancy/.