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post #1 of 79
Thread Starter 
... you try to unlock your house with your car clicker. Doh!! Anyone else feel like a moron sometimes?
post #2 of 79
All. Day. Long.

I have left the house without my keys, my computer, my phone, my phone charger, my computer charger, and very nearly without the child I'm supposed to be taking to school!
post #3 of 79

The list of things I have forgotten grows daily. I couldn't remember my own phone number the other day so had to tell the company I was on the phone with that I'd call them back! I forget conversations I've had, appointments, usually if I'm running errands I'll forget the bits I needed to take with me. And to think there's another four-five months of this!

post #4 of 79
Yesterday I was in the van in the driveway, and remembered I needed to take the meat out to thaw for dinner. I got out and went back into the house to take it out, and as soon as I was in the front door, completely forgot. Then I thought maybe I hadn't forgotten something, got back into the van, and remembered again once I was at the store. Lol
post #5 of 79
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Originally Posted by Jennyanydots View Post

... you try to unlock your house with your car clicker.

I've done that before, non-pregnant. I don't see why that technology doesn't exist. DH has a magnetic card/lock at work and he just holds up his wallet to the reader, says he sometimes does it at home too. smile.gif

post #6 of 79

After a particularly forgetful day, I told my husband that if I were to go somewhere alone with the kids that he would need to call and make sure I remembered them!

post #7 of 79
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Originally Posted by dakipode View Post

I've done that before, non-pregnant. I don't see why that technology doesn't exist. DH has a magnetic card/lock at work and he just holds up his wallet to the reader, says he sometimes does it at home too. smile.gif

They do! It's a few hundred dollars, but they make locks that have a remote-my friend had one for their house like 10 years ago.
post #8 of 79
Forget your purse. Everywhere. Literally.

It actually hasn't started this pregnancy yet so maybe this time I'll have a different symptom, but when I as pregnant with DS it was so bad I finally told my DH that it was his responsiblity to make sure my purse was with us when we left anywhere. I left it at restaurants, at the movie theatre, at work, at friends' houses, everywhere. And since we're almost an hour outside of town, and I was always exhausted, it always fell to DH to drive all the way back, get my purse, then all the way home. I figured since he was the one suffering for it, he may as well be responsible for making sure it doesn't happen!
post #9 of 79
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Originally Posted by LivingSky View Post
Forget your purse. Everywhere. Literally.
It actually hasn't started this pregnancy yet so maybe this time I'll have a different symptom, but when I as pregnant with DS it was so bad I finally told my DH that it was his responsiblity to make sure my purse was with us when we left anywhere. I left it at restaurants, at the movie theatre, at work, at friends' houses, everywhere. And since we're almost an hour outside of town, and I was always exhausted, it always fell to DH to drive all the way back, get my purse, then all the way home. I figured since he was the one suffering for it, he may as well be responsible for making sure it doesn't happen!

Totally this! I left my purse in the room with my midwife at my last appointment. Fortunately, she brought it out to me afterwards laughing and saying "you are sooooo pregnant!"

post #10 of 79

i forget what i'm talking about mid-sentence. i bump into things. i lose my balance while sitting or standing. i stumble over my own feet. 

 

one time, we had lunch out with friends. the guys were talking football and the chicago bears came up. i tried to chime in and made a joke that involved bears pitching balls to each other over a net. nobody got it. i thought it was incredibly cute. 

then i realized i had envisioned bears playing volleyball, and that football did not at all involve a net. i burst out in laughter and confused everyone, including DF. even after explaining the joke, nobody else thought it was funny. i on the other hand can still laugh about it now!

 

last weekend DF's dad came for a visit and i wanted to tell him that i needed to get my sun screen before we go on a hike. instead, i said i needed to get my mountain goat.

don't ask me!!!

 

well, and then there are those classy moments when i scratch my itchy breasts at work without even thinking twice. 

post #11 of 79

I almost fell over sideways while loading the dishwasher yesterday! 

post #12 of 79
Thread Starter 
Good job, Sarahl918 smile.gif
I tried to get out of my car- with my seatbelt still on. Derp.
post #13 of 79

the jokes i try to make are no longer funny. 

every time i walk past a table that has a glass on it, i knock it over. like 85% of the time. 

i leave my cell phone in various places multiple times a day. 

 

i can't tell if it is just the general state of pregnancy or if it is because i am constantly starving, thirsty and exhausted. i am no longer firing on even half my cylinders. 

post #14 of 79

Left my Zofran in Kentucky, left my Cal/Mag supplement in Maryland, left my cell phone in the hotel room - after we checked out, but before we left I remembered it, threw out my credit card...

post #15 of 79

Boo my DH makes fun of this annoying symptom... but at least my sister just recently backed me up and said "Ooooh stop playing around, baby/prego brain is REAL man!" ROTFLMAO.gif

 

First, I shoved an entire bag of baby carrots in the freezer and made DH go back to Trader Joe's thinking they forgot to include them in my bags. Um... duh? And sadly, after thawing, I had to chuck them because they were all squishy and freaked me out. I also just "lost" a pound of ground beef the other day... he had to go back again. I hope it's not buried in my pantry or anything. 

 

I keep forgetting to flush the toilet... oh and usually forget to put on deodorant. I'm like that guy no one wants to live with right now!

post #16 of 79
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Originally Posted by tillymonster View Post

I keep forgetting to flush the toilet... oh and usually forget to put on deodorant. I'm like that guy no one wants to live with right now!

lol that is so my husband :)

 

Last week I invited a friend to go outlet shopping on Sunday. She texts me on friday to make sure we're still on, I say yes! Saturday night DH is planning to work overnight and tells me he's using my car. He asks me if I need it for any plans on sunday and I say no. Sunday around 1pm I'm strolling down the street taking a nice walk when I realize I have completly ditched my friend, who was apparently so excited to go that she cooked dinner for her family at 9 am. I still feel really really bad.

post #17 of 79
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Originally Posted by vc2013 View Post


well, and then there are those classy moments when i scratch my itchy breasts at work without even thinking twice. 

This is totally me! Lo!

Is there such a thing as pregnancy clumsiness? If so ive totally got it. I lost my iPhone and had to claim a replacement on our insurance, the day they delivered my shiny new one I dropped it on the floor and smashed the screen! I'm dropping everything, I dropped a cream cake all over the sofa and floor yesterday! My DB just laughs at me😠
post #18 of 79
I tend to have menstrual clumsiness and would randomly drop things.My mom and sisters get clumsy around their periods too. I would guess in pregnancy it happens too.
post #19 of 79

I'm not sure this is pregnant brain since this is the kind of thing I did before I was pregnant, I just do it more now.
I was reading a birth story elsewhere and someone mentioned "going to the hospital for a retained placenta" and I misread that as "RENTED placenta" as in, they had rented one and were now returning it to the hospital.

post #20 of 79
Haha! I've been noticing a lot of things flying way over my head too. Like this nice dad at the park who misheard me and I thought he named his daughter Jeff. I was like "oh what a unique choice!" and he's like "you think so? We liked Valerie because its common but not too popular" lol I felt like an idiot. HIS name was Jeff. DUH!
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