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Mom-To-Be: I used to have one of those steel-trap memories. The kind that would drive my husband crazy because I never. Forgot. Anything. (A very handy tool when having a spat.)

Pregnant woman
And then I got knocked up.

I'd gone to see a psychic before I conceived, and she'd told me that not only would I get pregnant, but I'd have a textbook pregnancy. I smiled, thinking she meant that everything would go smoothly, and that none of that stuff that happens to other moms-to-be would happen to moi. Now I realize that she meant I'd have ALL of the "fun" and common pregnancy side effects affect me -- and then some.

I can deal with the weight gain and the mood swings and even the disgusting stuff no one talks about. But what I can't deal with is my inability to remember anything. My memory was something that I could always rely on. Someone needed to recall a story from high school? I was on it! Someone wondered who'd won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000? They called me! But now, I can't even remember what I had for breakfast this morning, let alone what big news story happened this week (something about a mine?).

I'm counting on the fact that it will come back. That after the baby is born, I'll remember things again. It will be like coming out of a fog and seeing the light! Although someone needs to tell me about this thing I've heard about called "mommy brain" ....


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