I'm talking baby brain.
I swore by it when I was pregnant with Atlas. Then somewhere in the 18 months of non-pregnancy I completely forgot about it and forgot the helpless feeling of forgetting what day of the week it was ... several times in the same day.
Baby brain is very real.
The only logical explanation these 3 brain cells keep clicking back to me is that I am low on blood. This blood sucking parasite is totally frying my brain!
And what is worse... during those 18 non-pg months I truly believed I must have made it up out of sheer exhaustion! REALLY?! Like I could pretend to be this forgetful!
I can only imagine what my husband is thinking. The other day he left while the baby was asleep in his big boy bed and came home to find me passed out on the couch and the kidlet sitting in front of me watching the news. Come on, I knew he was sitting there at least.ooo ooo oooDo you have a clue?You don´t have a clue...All the blood to your brainIs in vain...All your stupid friends love you for your mindI´ve seen you, perfectly designedDon´t make me smile, don´t make me smileAll you thoughts are perfectly unkind...Don´t make me smileAll the stars in the skyJust crossed your eyesAll the blood to your brainIs in vainIt's insane... CLUE by Frente
Surging hormone levels and new priorities may explain why pregnancy brain happens.
"There are 15 to 40 times more progesterone and estrogen marinating the brain during pregnancy, and these hormones affect all kinds of neurons in the brain," says Louann Brizendine, MD, director of the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco. (more)