Tuesday, March 30

Pregnancy Brain has taken over! (Week 33)

On Saturday, I was (am) official 33 weeks pregnant, 7 weeks to go! I must admit the most difficult pregnancy symptom I am experiencing during this week is the Pregnancy Brain I have been experiencing.

I Googled Pregnancy brain and found some pretty interesting articles. The debate between Pregnancy Brain being a myth or reality is pretty in depth. Wisegeek.com says “Pregnancy brain is a condition that affects expectant mothers, usually during the first and third trimesters. Sometimes known as placenta brain or baby brain drain, the condition is usually characterized by short-term memory loss or forgetfulness. Some medical experts say that pregnancy brain is a myth, but evidence shows that many women have experienced this condition.” I’m not sure if it is a real condition or just a combination of lack of sleep (I now get up to pee in the middle of the night at least 4-5 times) as well as losing focus for a number of reasons. But either way, Pregnancy Brain has really set in for me!

This afternoon I was walking out to my car, as I put on my sunglasses and caught a whiff of a familiar sweet smell, I could not place what it was! I smelled my hands to see if it was the soap I had just used, I smelled my sunglasses, my keys, my cell phone. Then I realized, it was my own perfume that I had put on this morning!

The worst part is that I seem to misplace everything lately. This morning I searched for 15 minutes for my car keys so we could leave, as Brendan followed me around saying “Keys? Keys? Keys?” Yes Brendan, Mommy is looking for her keys so we can go.

To date, I have lost/misplaced (and not yet recovered) my work keys and house keys, my debit card, my checkbook, my camera cord (to download pictures off my camera), my black slacks, (I know, crazy right? Where could they have gone?) my sons windbreaker, a gift I bought a friend 7 weeks ago, and my pearl necklace.

It started with my keys, which I have been using the spare set that we keep in the house, I blamed Brendan that he played with them and hid them somewhere in the house. But after everything else started disappearing, I’m wondering if my son is even responsible for the keys!

I’m going to have to clean the entire house the weekend, top to bottom and hope everything turns up! I’m praying for my “nesting” instinct to kick in soon…

In other updates, the baby is moving around a lot now of days, he has hiccups frequently, which has actually become an irritant to me as it is distracting and makes me lose focus (which I really don’t need right now) but it is fun to feel him move around and push as he runs out of room in there. He has begun to kick my ribs, which of course is unpleasant, but every once in a while he will move and make me jump and then giggle.

Things at the top of my to-do list include: 1. Taking a tour of the hospital (I am considering switching to a different hospital from last time). 2. Cleaning out the closet in the baby room. 3. Organizing Brendan’s outgrown clothes for the new baby. 3. Next Doctor’s Appointment, next week. Discuss delivery expectations. 4. Consider Maternity pictures (need to talk to Scott about how he feels). 5. Clean out our bedroom & closet to make room for cradle.
That is all for now, I can only handle so much at once! I’ll let you know as we have more progress! Until then, there is a belly shot that has been requested (ERIN!) and long overdue….


Auntie Wiesow's Ramblings said...

You look great!!! Good luck with the forgetfulness. I was forgetful before I got pregnant, it got worse while pregnant and now I'm forgetful because I'm tired.

Shanda said...

You're so cute! :)

Kevin and Bekah said...

Why are you out to determine if pregnancy symptons are real or not? Food cravings? Baby brain? It's all real. You crack me up. BTW - I get up from my desk at least twice a day only to return not having done anything because I can't remember why I got up.

Rachel said...

It's just how my brain works I guess!