…that is my brain.
I have said before that during my pregnancy, while carrying Paige, I suffered terribly with all-day-sickness for basically the entire pregnancy. I also said that it was totally do-able and I would repeat in a heart beat for my next pregnancy, if it meant a healthy bundle again.
The one side affect of pregnancy that i (literally) could not get my head around was the mushyness that was my brain.
I can be quite a messy person in my personal life (what I refer to as organised chaos), but at work I am usually a picture of order and everything has (had) its place in my office. There is a clear system that I have worked hard to put in place so that – should I get abducted by aliens or run over by a steam train – the person who picks up my job will be able to do so with as little fuss as possible.
*SLAP* – there went that idea, right out of the door, and sucked into the black hole that had become my brain. The first trimester was fine, then the occasional forgetfulness would take over with minor things in the second trimester, but wow, the third trimester was a whole different story.
All of a sudden, my well structured systems at work made absolutely no sense. It was as if someone had sent my body an email, and when my brain opened it – *ZAP* – it deleted as many files as possible, never to be recovered again. And speaking of emails – I was literally sending myself emails with reminders and checklists of basic things that i needed to do – it was ridiculous.
You hear of silly things that pregnant women do during this forgetful stage, and you think to yourself – that isn’t so bad, I can handle that. But you can’t. People lie. It is way worse than anyone is willing to tell you. And there is no external backup that you can just plug into and restore what was lost…there totally should be though.
I lost an entire file at work! One day I was working on it and then I left it on my desk to continue the next morning, but the next morning…it was gone. Where did it go? Is it with the mis-matched socks on that mystery island? Or do items lost due to preggy-brain have their own island?
All I know is that I once made tea without boiling the kettle (gross), I put the sugar in the fridge and I locked my keys in my car (for the first time EVER I must just say), while I was at a shopping centre gettingg groceries – Terry had to leave work to bring me my spare set of keys. And this didn’t happen every now and then…no…things would be forgotten and mis-placed on a regular basis.
It was probably the most frustrating part of being pregnant! Thank goodness my brain went back to normal after Paige was born.
Well, kind of normal anyway.
Oh, and if anyone ever does discover a mysterious island with random household and office items just lying around – feel free to get in touch with me, because I never did find that file.