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post #41 of 79
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Originally Posted by Kakuna View Post

... you drop something on the ground and really think hard if its worth the effort to pick up.  ( at 9 months I've left so many things on the ground, eventually someone picks it up smile.gif )

... get home and go strait for the cupboard diving into your secret stash of cookies.

Yes and yes! My DH bought a graber-hand tool for me from Bed, Bath and Beyond. At the time it annoyed me (I was only like 10wks then) and now realize the thing is amazing and it was a great gift! I try and do squats if I do decide to bend over and figure they will help in labor so I'm killing 2 birds!

Maple Leaf cookies from Trader Joes are a HUGE problem. They are SO GOOD. DD is my best friend when I buy a box of them.
post #42 of 79
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Originally Posted by Kakuna View Post

 

... get home and go strait for the cupboard diving into your secret stash of cookies.

Or forget to re-stock your secret stash of cookies greensad.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kakuna View Post

 

sill have a hard time with shoe laces though. Slip ons are great and I've been abusing them. But for when I know I'll be doing a lot of walking, I still upgrade to my running shoes which I have to do a roll on the side cross legged to manage to tie them. This belly is very inconvenient!

I've given up on shoelaces. It's painful, uncomfortable, can't see what I'm doing so I do a bad job of it and they become undone angry.gif And having to ask DH to tie my shoelaces is embarassing.

post #43 of 79
It only just now occurred to me that the book I started reading, "The Golden Spruce" was about... A spruce tree and NOT a cedar tree.

Also when boarding the ferry two days ago, I forgot the word "gate" but not "gatehouse" so I said to my husband, "oh look! They've lowered the woosh [hands make gatey motions] at the gatehouse!"
post #44 of 79
I've got morning sickness again, so every time I try and bend over it makes me puke 😖
post #45 of 79
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by katalopolis View Post


Also when boarding the ferry two days ago, I forgot the word "gate" but not "gatehouse" so I said to my husband, "oh look! They've lowered the woosh [hands make gatey motions] at the gatehouse!"
Awesome! Hahahaha smile.gif
post #46 of 79

HAHAHA!

 

I think we had a P brain DAY yesterday! Is it possible for DH to catch preggy brain from me? Sympathy preggy brain? idk ~shrug~

 

I was to take kids & car to old house to clean/ pack/ do homework/ projects for the day & he was to take the van & go to work (2 hours away). Sounds so very simple, right?

 

We can't find the van keys. They are nowhere (we are ADAMANT about using key-place, so this never happens & we aren't good at coping when it does!) We ultimately conclude they must have been left at the old house (30 min away) & discuss work contingency plans on the way to fetch them (bc DH had a mtg scheduled & can't make it now, etc).

 

They are not at the old house either. OY. So after another several thorough searches, we find the van keys under the driver's seat of the car. Wow; really!? I just hope they fell out of my bag & I didn't actually PUT them there in my p brain stupor!

 

We attempt to drop DH at the van at the new house & the car won't start (Can my car catch P brain as well? It's been dumb lately, too!) We try to jump with a jump cube, no go.

 

By this time, there's no point for DH to drive to work at all bc he's missed most of his day. His director calls to sincerely & kindly suggest even more ideas for how DH can work from home after baby arrives-- he is so awesome-- no griping about DH's totally shot day!

 

Our only hope is to get enough juice in the jump cube to get me to an appointment in late afternoon. We do make the appt! Hurray! One success for the day-- I deserve a cookie, but my stash is empty! LOL! We stop by the grocery on the way home & the car cannot be restarted. While my milk gets warmer by the moment, we try the fully-charged jump cube- nothing; we ask a kind fellow shopper who obliges us for over 20 minutes (very kind considering  how much gas he burned for us at these prices!), but no go. See, my car -does- have p brain!

 

A friend from church sees us trying to jump & offers a ride to our van (by this  time, I did think to go back in & buy ice for my milk!). We get 15 min into the trip & I recall we do not have our van keys on us. Since I am positive they are in the car, back we go. They aren't in the car. This detour has cost us so much time (we all have an event at church in the evening) we decide to just be dropped at the old house (much closer) so she & we will have time to feed our starving teens before the event, get a ride to church from a nearer neighbor & have anyone run us to the van after the event (church bld close to new house & van!)

 

When we get to old house for dinner, we see the van keys in old-house-key-place, of course!

 

Just WOW. I have never spent an entire DAY chasing down one set of keys, losing them again (where they belong-ish) and chasing again! I know DH left them the second time, LOL!

 

I love the not-picking-stuff-up! HAH! My DC don't even ask when I drop stuff-- they just sigh & get it for me bc they're poor old mama is just so feeble these days, lol!

 

& the yogurt! & the dishsoap! these things are just par for the course most days anymore!

post #47 of 79
Thread Starter 

mum4vr- that's hilarious! and awful!  at least you have a sense of humor about it!! :)

 

yesterday I put the coffee carafe in the fridge.  full of hot coffee. doh!

post #48 of 79
DF def. caught my p brain. I consider it part of couvading..

Right now the most embarrassing thing my brain does is confuse the names of friends. Not fun if you have to apologize for not remembering their names or calling them by other people's names repeatedly!
post #49 of 79

Here is the story of how I got home from work in point form:

-There were new campus security guards in to close the library today which meant I had to train them on their job. This isn't baby-brain but it's probably what threw me off.

-As I am about to leave the building I realise I have to pee again and it can't wait so I go back into the building to do that.
-I finally get to my train and get on it.

-I realise I forgot my phone at work but there's no way I'm going back for it now.

-I decide to text my husband and let him know I don't have my phone on me so I can't text him.... oh. wait. nevermind

-Two stops after the best place to turn around and take an alternate route I realise that I am also on the WRONG TRAIN

-I get off and switch trains to go two stops to where I can catch a bus home.

-I look frantically in my pockets and bag for my phone for about five minutes so I can text Greg and let him know I'll be late. THEN I remember that I forgot my phone at work again.

the rest of the ride was uneventful

post #50 of 79

Oh, these are great! They'll make great stories to tell our LOs when they're grown enough to consider having children!

 

I have the coffee solution Jennyandots-- I just drink it cold-- it saves me so much trouble, hahaha- see, I put it in there -on purpose-!

 

Today, we are still fixing the fallout from our "Alexander's Day" last week. Like I went to Lowe's (which DH would have done if he'd gotten to work w the van!) to pick up the following items for our cabin: a 40 gallon water heater (about 5 1/2' long by 2' diameter), a double laundry sink (about 4' long by 2' by 2'), and 4 boxes of reflectix (also 4' by 2' by 2' each)... in the mini van with the middle seat still in place. If anyone is good at spacial real-lations or has done the math, she'll know at once how ridiculous I am! (& if you don't want to think about it-- it's like trying to imagine how a 10# human infant can emerge from an undilated cervix, LOL! WON'T FIT!)

 

I love your trip home, Katalopolis-- it sounds all too familiar!

 

Although they -know- what my problem is, my family still expects me to think or something! Really! They keep looking at me as if to say, what is -WRONG- with you!? I keep looking back as if to say-- um, you know what is wrong with me! HAHAHA

post #51 of 79
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Originally Posted by katalopolis View Post

Here is the story of how I got home from work in point form:


-There were new campus security guards in to close the library today which meant I had to train them on their job. This isn't baby-brain but it's probably what threw me off.
-As I am about to leave the building I realise I have to pee again and it can't wait so I go back into the building to do that.

-I finally get to my train and get on it.
-I realise I forgot my phone at work but there's no way I'm going back for it now.
-I decide to text my husband and let him know I don't have my phone on me so I can't text him.... oh. wait. nevermind
-Two stops after the best place to turn around and take an alternate route I realise that I am also on the WRONG TRAIN
-I get off and switch trains to go two stops to where I can catch a bus home.
-I look frantically in my pockets and bag for my phone for about five minutes so I can text Greg and let him know I'll be late. THEN I remember that I forgot my phone at work again.


the rest of the ride was uneventful

Omg! This would be SO ME. Luckily I am not expected anywhere these days and don't have to take trains. I'm so brain dead I know I'd get lost every day. The phone thing just made me smile. I "lose" my phone so often now DD plays a little game and hides it from me. Just to make life harder.

DH had to point out that the "touch screen" on the fridge isn't the little picture. It's the very obvious box below it. I thought the fridge was "glitching" and told him to call a tech to fix it. I was so upset. Lol and I call myself a geek computer programmer/designer? Not good!
post #52 of 79
I forgot my bank card at three different stores yesterday greensad.gif And then forgot DS's shoes at daycare. Sigh.
post #53 of 79

Putting this here because I have no idea where else.
 

Has anyone else found themselves become more clumsy, especially when it comes to eating and drinking? I have dumped more drinks down my shirt than I have since I was a baby learning to drink from a cup I'm sure. Just now I dumped most of the contents of a cup of water onto my belly. I can't even blame the belly for this like I do for why I never pick anything up off the floor any more, my belly isn't anywhere near my mouth!

post #54 of 79
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Katalopolis, yes, raising my hand here! In fact, I was just complaining about how clumsy I am to DP earlier today. I sent him this picture of my crushed fingers after I dropped a three gallon glass water bottle on them earlier:

Luckily the bottle didn't break. I may lose the nail, though. And I felt really dumb because right before I filled it up I'd been joking with the store clerk about how awful it would be to drop it. And then she had to come to my rescue. DP has decided he will be the one to fill our water bottles for the duration of my pregnancy.
post #55 of 79
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Originally Posted by katalopolis View PostI have dumped more drinks down my shirt than I have since I was a baby learning to drink from a cup I'm sure. Just now I dumped most of the contents of a cup of water onto my belly.

 

I went to take a sip from my water bottle and instead poured it down the front of my shirt right before DP's and my meeting with the immigration lawyer, so I had to go into the meeting with my shirt soaking wet.

post #56 of 79
DH, DS and I went for cajun food last night and I ended up with more food on myself than my toddler did. And its not because he has suddenly become a neat eater. By the time I dropped banana foster cheesecake down my boobs even DH couldnt keep a straight face. Sigh.
post #57 of 79

Oh good, it's not just me! My husband thinks it's hilarious and I'm at the point where it's laugh or cry and I'm choosing to laugh because my life might as well get more ridiculous.

post #58 of 79

Yes on the clumsiness. Specially if I'm wearing something new, or particularly flattering or light colored irked.gif

post #59 of 79

Jenny, off topic: what is that amazing nail polish you're wearing?

 

I have started eating dinner with my "bib" on (apron), everything now falls on that little basketball I'm carrying in the front, where there never used to be anything and food would just inconspicuously fall to the floor...

post #60 of 79

alright, this didn't happen to me, but it was so hilarious i just had to share it with y'all:

A friend was telling me about "mommy brain" today, and she said soon after she returned to work after her three months maternity leave she was talking to a client (she's in advertising and marketing) and she was telling them "there is a whole speculum of options that you have to choose from."  And worst part, it was three days later when she was thinking about it and realized her error, feeling totally mortified.

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