Aug 9, 201208:24 AMNine Months... and Counting
Tales from a Mom-to-be
Got pregnant, lost ability to make decisions
The first 16 weeks of pregnancy were fabulous. Luckily, I am one of those women that everyone hates, because I didn’t have a lick of morning sickness. Life was glorious! Besides the ever-growing belly I developed rather quickly, I didn’t have too many other signs.
I am now 17 weeks pregnant and cannot make a decision about anything for the life of me. Is this a common side effect of pregnancy?
This lack of problem-solving skills and inability to choose simple things has come out of nowhere. Bean Pole will ask me what I want for dinner and the best answer I can muster up is, “I don’t know.” It’s terrible. Then, just when I think, “Aha! I definitely want this without a doubt, I am so hungry give it to me now,” the plate of food gets set down and I don’t want it at all—two bites in and I am done. And this is just food.
Choosing clothing in the morning is pure torture, let alone picking a perfume from the overflowing basket I have collected. Thankfully, I only have one deodorant stick; I can only imagine the dilemma that would cause.
Even in the shower, I can’t pick which shampoo to use. I’ve been closing my eyes and grabbing.
I don’t even know what TV shows to watch at night, so Bean Pole has been in his glory holding the remote and in total control.
Thank goodness for books, and me only allowing myself to add one to the kindle at a time so as not to get completely overwhelmed. I am pretty confident I was not this nutty prior to pregnancy. I also sincerely hope that once the baby is here, I can make a choice. If not, Big Bird is in for a long ride.
So to all the mommies out there, I ask: does this go away? I’m desperate to know that I will indeed be OK.
Share your stories with me! I want to know what to expect next!
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