It’s funny how when you become pregnant and keep forgetting things they say you have “pregnancy brain” and then after you have the baby and you forget literally everything they say you have “mommy brain”. When I was pregnant I went to walk Brady and found myself standing on the street in my slippers. Um, maybe shoes would have been a better idea? And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten or lost my phone since March. I would have never forgotten my phone pre-baby, and now it’s a complete after thought.
A few days ago I read this article in Pregnancy & Newborn magazine. Apparently a mother’s brain actually grows during pregnancy and postpartum. So pregnant brain and mom brain is a real thing. The parts of the brain that grow include the parts that deal with emotions, reward, maternal motivation, reasoning and judgement.
So when they say you’ve never experienced the kind of love a parent has for their child, you literally have never experienced it until you’ve had a child. How incredibly awesome is that?
This little baby of mine is everything. She’s adorable and demanding and loud and I would give her the world.