"Why Did I Just Come Into the Kitchen?" and Other Unanswerable Questions, Because #MomBrain
Mom brain is a very. real. thing.
Before you became a mom, you had so much brain space that was either completely vacant, or stored with the most valuable or invaluable information – like every single word to the entire Backstreet Boys Millennium album (“tell me whyeeeeeeeeeee….Ain't nothin' but a heartache…”)
And then you got pregnant and began experiencing the symptoms of pregnancy brain. Scientists have their theories about whether or not this is a chemical thing, but my BFF Aimee has her own theory. Her thought is this: if you count up the mental capacity you spend each day of pregnancy thinking about, dreaming out, worrying about, planning for, shopping for, researching all things baby…where does the rest of the stuff that your brain used to hold for you? Out the window. That’s where it goes. It’s gone and it is never coming back.
Why did I come into the kitchen? Who knows! But I do know that newborns need 18-20 hours of sleep a day.
How come the water is running? Beats me! But I do know the 17 fastest routes to the hospital.
What’s your name again? Never mind, sport. All I need to know is that my baby’s name was the most popular name in America for the past 6 years.