My First Major "Mommy Brain" Moment

For the most part, adjusting to life as a new mom has been ok. I’m still a little sleep-deprived and balancing work and home life has been a challenge. But that’s another post for another time.

But my memory! Oh, my memory! I don’t know what happened to it. It’s like it packed up its bags and left the minute Andrew was born. Sometimes I think he sucked every last brain cell out of my head like some kind of alien life form. If that’s the case, he better grow up to be one smart dude.

The only way I can describe “Mommy Brain” is that it feels like there’s a wall in my mind that I can’t get past. It’s crazy.

So last week, I had my first major “Mommy Brain” moment. My mom and I took Andrew to the grocery store to buy some more formula. We pulled into the parking lot, I turned off the car and took out the keys. I then went around to the back of my car to get Andrew out. I unhooked his car seat and set it in the buggy. But when I went to lock the car, I couldn’t find my keys.

They were gone! I dug around in the back seat. Nope. Went to the front seat. Not there. Dumped everything out of the diaper bag. Nada. I even went so far as to dig around inside Andrew’s car seat.

Then my mom looked for them. She couldn’t find them either. I started to panic. How could I have lost the keys in a matter of two minutes?

Thank goodness my mom was there. We searched and searched and searched, and 15 minutes later (not exaggerating here, folks) she found my keys! They were tucked down in a corner of the back seat. I have no idea how they got there. I’m just glad we found them!

Of course, Andrew was oblivious. He slept through the whole thing.


Must be all those extra brain cells.

What “Mommy Brain” moments have you had? I can’t be the only one out there! Protection Status