WhatToExpect.com explains it like this:
Forgetfulness: Welcome to mommy (to-be) brain — a condition that’s a result of shrinking brain-cell volume in the third trimester (don’t worry — your brain cells go back to normal a few months after delivery). Don’t stress out about your foggy memory (stress just makes it worse). Write things down (or program them into your smart phone) and delegate responsibility (if possible).
So, apparently my brain cells are shrinking (as if they had room to strink)- but I am not to worry because i'l be back to "normal" after deliver....what exactly is "normal" anyways??
Just in the past 2 days, I have burnt 2 grilled cheese and a loaf of french bread. When I say "burnt" I mean, BLACK, no need to even try and save it...
The french bread burning just occurred, and it has our apartment so smoked up, I'm extremely surprised we don't have the smoke alarm going off with the fire department on their way. Windows and doors are open, but I have a feeling it's going to be a while before returning to "normal." (there's that word again) haha
So I'll try not to let my pregnancy-brain get to me too much, and follow the advice of wte by writing things down. But must I write down "don't forget you have the oven on BROIL" or "your grilled cheese will burn if you forget about it..."?!?!?!
Maybe just setting alarms will help.....who knows?!?