Pregnancy Brain

They say your brain “shrinks” during pregnancy. I’m here to tell you that this is totally true!

I have a small notebook dedicated to meal planning purposes. I write out the week’s menu on one page, and then my grocery list for the week on the facing page. Very convenient.

A few weeks ago, I realized I had no idea where my notebook was. I usually keep it on the counter, (when I’m working on my meal plans), or in the drawer, (any other times), except for when I’m actually shopping, at which point, it goes in my purse.

So, I went to get my notebook off the counter to work on my meal plans for the week–not there. OK, it must be in the drawer–nope, not there, either. Maybe I left it in my purse? No luck. I even looked in the van to see if it had fallen out–no notebook, there, either.

I gave up on finding it–I figured it must have gotten mixed up with the empty grocery bags somehow, and ended up in the trash. In the meanwhile, I was just using copy paper to write my lists, as I hadn’t bought a new notebook yet.

And then, on Sunday, I went to get a loaf of bread out of the freezer. You guessed it–the notebook was in the freezer, under the bread. I really have no explanation as to why, except that my brain is clearly shrinking. I was happy to find the notebook, of course, and also curious to see how the pen that I keep with the notebook would write after spending several weeks in the freezer, (it worked just fine!).

You’d think after so many pregnancies, that this stuff wouldn’t still surprise me. Frankly, at this point, I’m just grateful that I have any brain cells left!

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