Friday, October 14, 2011

I don't have Mommy Brain

You have to have a brain in order to have Mommy Brain!

I really feel like a brainless idiot 99% of the time.  And for those of you who know me in real life, you know that I used to be quite the opposite.  I was a list person.  I was a clean and organized person.  I was the overachiever and the perfectionist.  I had a clean house.  I made nice dinners.  You get the point...  And I did all of those things while working full-time and going to school full-time (and I maintained a 3.8 GPA, nonetheless!).    

Remember when I said that I wouldn’t go back to school?  Ha.  Even if I wanted to, there is no way in Hell that I could!  I apparently can't even put a sweater on correctly, let alone write a thesis.              

Here's a few of my most recent hiccups:

Spilled my breast milk (more than once!).

Started walking into things.  I carry so much crap, that I walk with a lean, and the other day I straight up smacked my head on the door jam of the nursery. 

Lost all patience, for anyone that's not Lucy.

Forgotten pretty much everyone’s birthday this year.  Thank God for Facebook, right?!

Forgotten to RSVP and/or lost the invitation to every baby shower that I’ve been invited to this year – 4 (or was it 5?) in the last six months.  And the one time I did remember to RSVP (for a birthday party, not a shower), I almost forgot to go!  Sorry Meg!!!

Became terribly, terribly tongue-tied.  I sound like a scattered, babbling idiot, talking faster than I can breathe.  I pity my poor husband and friends that have to decode my cryptic emails and text messages, with missing words and erroneous thoughts.  

Stopped paying my bills.  I finally set up auto-pay for the important stuff like credit cards and the mortgage, but utilities...  Meh.  They can wait.

"Relaxed" my cleaning standards.   By "relaxed" I mean we once went six days with the same pile of dirty dishes in our kitchen sink.  Maybe I should write a post about the filth, that could be fun.

Started leaving later and later and LATER for work.  I have a 45-55 minute commute (that's with a carpool buddy), so there's not a lot of cushion.  Pre-Lucy, I got to work ten minutes early.  Nowadays, I'm too ashamed to say.

And yesterday, when I got home from work, realized my sweater was on inside out.  ALL.DAY.LONG. 

Do you have Mommy Brain too?  Please tell me I'm not alone! 


  1. Yes! I keep trying to lose things, like my phone ( left it somewhere random but remembered and went back and thankfully it was still there). I also have to write everything done or I will forget. My daily planner is my life saver.

  2. Oh Honey, you are not alone.

    All employees in my agency are required to take restraint training every year (even the ones that don't deal with the ruthless youth!) and mine is this morning. I started driving off before remembering that I forgot my deodorant. NOT a good day to forget the no-stink.

    Last week I forgot my pumping supplies and Hubs had to bring them to the office for me.

    I have routinely left my wallet in my desk drawer at the office...oops.

  3. Heehee! Thank you both!! So glad I'm not the only momma affected with Mommy Brain.

    @Jaye, *dying laughing* about the deodorant mishap.

  4. It's okay, Momma. You're not alone. I promise!