Does anybody suddenly have trouble remembering a number they use every day?

Colleen - posted on 08/09/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Does anybody else feel really forgetful??? I've always had a great memory, but since having my 3rd little one (my oldest is 4, my middle is 2, and the littlest one will be 1 next month) I am just forgetting weird stuff. Like, I'm a military spouse and my husband's social is something I recite like daily. And today on the phone I was asked for it and I drew a complete blank. It took me a few minutes to spit out a number and even then I was like "Is that really what it is??" I couldn't remember the 1st 3 digits!! And I will think I did something, like I'll remember bringing a laundry basket downstairs only to discover I never did. It is making me nervous, I am sitting here like "Am I just completely overstressed at home and losing my marbles, or do I have some kind of brain tumor or something." Anybody else go through stuff like this?

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Kelly - posted on 09/21/2012

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yes and i wish there was a quick fix for memory loss.i sure would love to have that quick fix

Amanda - posted on 08/24/2012

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Yes I totally understand. I always could remember stuff until I had kids (twin girls). Between working a full time job, being a wife and being a mommy my mind is so full that I started forgetting things, simple things usually. Its part of being a mommy. Stress does play a factor in this as well. Its like my mind is overwhelmed and cant hold any more info right now. lol. You aren't alone, and I dont think you have a brain tumor or anything funky like that. Its just normal forgetting stuff as a mommy. I learn to write stuff down as I think of it. That way I hopefully most of the time dont forget.

Melodie - posted on 08/11/2012

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You have 3 kids and a husband! You are lucky you remember your own name! lol You probably hasn't had a full nights sleep in 5 years. You are going to be fine!

Ashley - posted on 08/10/2012

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Oh after my second was born 2 yrs ago, well actually while I was pg with her, I had placenta brain and I thought it would go away after birth but nope. I do the same exact stuff. I forget if I have taken a pill or not, if I did this or that, but for some reason I dont forget the important things like dr apt and times. But when I go to the dr they ask for phone number n address n I look at them like they asked me the worlds toughest question n draw a blank until I grab my phone n look it up. I forget words or what something is called. Like I will want to say put that on the counter and I will actually say put that on the couch. Seriously. I have a friend in wi that is the same way n we both say that that's our alter egos and we named eachothers by dif names from our original names lol. So when one of us does something forgetful or "blonde" like that we say that our alter ego is to blame. We make it a fun joke so we dont feel so bad.

Colleen - posted on 08/10/2012

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Oh thank you, I was nervous it was just me! I googled it but only saw that people forgot appointments or to pack certain things in the diaper bag a lot. And I do that too, but forgetting numbers is something I do a lot lately. Or like I do something and don't have any memory of doing it, but then the next day I'll remember doing something and it will turn out I never did. Sometimes I think little elfs live in this house moving things when I'm not looking!

Michelle - posted on 08/09/2012

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Definitely normal I swear we give brain cells to our babies as I am sure I lost a few with each one. lol. I think it is we are juggling so much upstairs that our brain sometimes just shuts down for a quick breather to recoop. Especially in my case as my son is 11 my daughter is 3 and we have my niece who is 16 and I get to juggle all their schedules as well as my work schedule and my husbands it can get crazy around here sometimes. Honestly don't think you have anything worry about

Navy - posted on 08/09/2012

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Haha! Yes. It's completely normal. After my husband and I recently began thinking of having our second child, I picked up a copy of Mayo Clinic's Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy. In it, it discusses the myth of whether pregnant women truly are losing their memories, or if it's just the stress of the situation. Now, I know you're not pregnant but with three little one's I'll just say, that your probably busy twenty-four seven with them and so forgetting a simple few numbers or a laundry basket is normal. It's when you forget your entire name for days, when you should call in the doctor. Lol.

I have had a pretty bad memory all of my life, so it's normal to me if I happen to forget something, but it's also the spur of the moment's that can get you. Like if you forget you'll be asked his social, or remember but when you're asked, you're like, wait, ah crap, hang on. -goes to look at piece of paper with it written down- Lol. In spur of the moment situations, where questions like that come up, your brain kind of does a mental flip flop and has to remember something it knew but otherwise hadn't known it would be needed to remember at that moment. If that makes any sense.

And no doubt you've had to memorize not only his social but that of your children, not to mention your own. Then there's phone numbers, passwords, user names, etc... I, personally, have to keep up with everything. I'm my families secretary. I run the budget, household stuffs, online bills, keeping up with ten pass words and user names. It's a lot. So if I forget, I know it's just because I have a lot to remember. So don't feel bad or worried that you're losing your marbles. Unless you're forgetting huge things, like what peoples names are that you've known forever, like your husbands, then I would be worried. If not, it's just the stress.

Hope I could help. :]

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