Christine - posted on 04/01/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I have a 3 year old, 2 year old, and 4 month old. I am suddenly very forgetful... it's like "baby brain" but much worse. For example, the other night I couldn't figure out why our hot water didn't seem to be working. I waited and waited for the water to turn warm and even asked my husband to check and see if something was wrong. He asked me if I had the correct tap on and I answered that "of course" I did! After waiting some more for hot water, he popped his head in the bathroom and pointed out that I DIDN'T have the correct tap on! How does one forget which tap is hot and which is cold?! There are many other examples, like I said something to my husband but he didn't hear me so he asked me to repeat it. But in that short space of time, I completely forgot what I had said. And then this same thing has happened at least twice more. This also has started to become a problem at work (I only work about 2 weekends a month, so I still consider myself a SAHM). I'm a nurse, so that could be a very dangerous situation if I can't get a handle on this.
My question is, has anybody experienced anything similar? And could this be related to hormones still? I am exclusively breastfeeding and have had 3 children in less than 3 years. I am also having signs that I will be starting my period soon for the first time since having my son. I also started my period at the 4 month mark with my other 2 children, but do not remember forgetfulness as a symptom.
At first, my husband and I were laughing about this but now it is becoming worrisome and I'm not really sure what to do about it. Any advice or input is appreciated!