My brain is vacant.


I really believe that I haven't had many "pregnant brain" moments. For the most part, my faculties are completely intact. I've had other amusing moments of course. Like this morning, when Murray and I left for our doctor's appointment. Because I have to have my meals, I made a breakfast to go. Let's face it---I made the same breakfast that Murray and I eat every single morning. We each got a whole wheat Ego waffle with peanut butter on it, and Murray got a milk and I got a yogurt. And then we were getting into separate cars so that after the appointment he could go straight to work and I could go straight home. But the door of the car hit my hand that was carrying the waffle and I dropped my 1/3-eaten waffle on the ground. And I started laughing, but it really put me in a predicament. I need to eat certain things at certain times. And 1/3 of a waffle with peanut butter wasn't going to satisfy my nutritional needs. So Murray rushed over and offered me his waffle. I made sure that he ate 1/3 of it before he gave it to me. And then I took it. And that proves that Murray loves me.

But that is not my pregnant moment. It has nothing to do with brain power. Get ready for this. It's one of the most stupid moments of my entire life.

So my mom wanted me to call her after the doctor's appointment so that I could tell her whether or not I get an extra ultrasound during my pregnancy. (Good news! Because of my gestational diabetes, I DO get an extra ultrasound---are you all jealous yet?) So as soon as I left the doctor's office, I called her. Then we chatted all the way home. And then, as I was entering my house, I started to wonder where my phone was. As I continued to chat with my mom about church, about primary, and so on, I searched my purse. I checked every single pocket twice. I checked all the pockets in my clothing. No phone. I looked to see if I'd been wearing a coat. Nope. I started to mentally scan my visit with the doctor to see where I might have left my phone, and made a mental note to myself that as soon as I got off the phone with my mom, I'd have to call the doctor's to see if they'd seen my phone. (This is no exaggeration at all. I actually thought that.) I thought about what Murray and I had used our phones for at the doctor's office. I had looked up Carla Bruni on my phone because I was shocked to find out she was married to Nicolas Sarkozy. Murray looked up "died" because he remembered that someone famous died today or yesterday and couldn't remember who it was. (Turns out it was Michael Crichton---did you know??) I tried to remember if I'd given my phone to Murray when the doctor walked in...

...and then something clicked and I realized.

I was talking on the phone.

This, people, goes way beyond looking for your sunglasses when they're on your head. This was, perhaps, the stupidest moment of my life.

12 comments:

Janssen said...

My husband has done the same thing - and he didn't even have the pregnancy brain excuse.

Mike Loveland said...

well yeah, maybe it's just that the iphone is so much MORE than a phone that you forget it's least important function.

KT said...

I'm so sorry to tell you that "mommy brain" is often SO much worse than "pregnant brain".
Maybe not always in the magnitude of the airheaded or forgetful moment but the moments come so much more frequently. It's kinda like the "pregnancy brain" kills the brain cells in a big explosion, which causes a moment of boneheadedness, but then once you have the baby your brain cells are mostly all dead and so you're just incapable of intelligent thought. The not much sleep at night and haing a baby or toddler be the only person you talk to all day doesn't help. => Just something to look forward to.

Hannah said...

I am glad that I am not the only one who has pregnant brain moments. I think my IQ lowers 30 points everytime I have a baby inside me.

Jenny said...

I have done this recently. I feel your pain.

Jenny said...

I almost forgot to mention the best ones. Wait until you try to unlock your front door with your car door opener and you try to call your keys on the phone to locate them.

jeri said...

When I'm pregnant I do all sorts of awesome things, like store the mail inside the fridge. And try to call Joe with the remote control.

Sarah said...

Yeah, "mom brain" is way worse. That's pretty funny, though! My girlfriend did the same thing as you, but instead of looking for her phone, she was looking for her child --- the whole time the child was in her arms! Now, that's pretty bad! Ha!

KT said...

I've done the same thing with my kids on more than one occasion.

TOWR said...

I've totally wondered where my phone is while I was talking on it before (and I've never been pregnant!). I'm not sure if it's stupidity or just thoughtlessness. In my own defense, I'm going with the latter.

Sarah said...

I love moments like that. at least it wasn't in front of a client or patient! That's really embarrasing.

Maman Pélissié said...

So funny! I have totally been there. Oh- and Carla Bruni is one of our favorites!