Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spacey Pregnancyness

So I guess it's not enough that you get fat, barf a lot, get cankles and feel exhausted when you're pregnant, but lots of your brain cells have to magically dissapear as well. Grrrreat.

I like to think of myself as a responsible person. I am not a flake (well, most of the time, we all have our moments, right?) When I say I'm going to do something, I follow through. I am organized...I schedule stuff. Well, all that has gone out the window the past few weeks thanks to pregnancy aka The Infamous Brain Cell Bandit.

Spacey Incident #1:
Since we don't have money to buy a lot of books, I go to the library once every couple weeks to stock up on stories for Finn. I usually get 10-15 books at a time. I am pretty manic about returning books/movies on time since I think late charges are the biggest waste of money in the universe. Well wouldn't you know that I completely spaced the due date for a batch of Finn's books resulting in a $10 late charge! The charge is only 10 cents a day/per book...but when you get out as many books as I do, that adds up fast. Ouch. Oh yeah, and I just found one of the books I thought I returned a couple weeks ago under the couch. Tack on an extra few bucks to my tab Mrs. Librarian.


The guilty culprit...I could probably buy this book for less than I will be paying in late charges...ug.

Spacey Incident #2:
This past Monday was just one of those days...need I say more? I had a dentist appointment (ouch), had to put Finn down for a nap at my sisters which he randomly decided to boycott (arg) yadda yadda yadda. I had just finished cleaning everything up after Finn pooped in the tub AGAIN when the doorbell rang. I opened the door to a bunch of girls from our Singles Ward and it hit me: WE were hosting FHE for the kids in our ward that night (yes, I call them kids, even though some of them are older than me :) Once a month, we make dinner for the singles and host FHE. Aaron and I had just talked about it the day before but we both totally forgot. Again...NOT like me. Our house was a total disaster and I had nothing to feed the 15 people that started streaming into my house. So, we cleaned up quickly and ordered pizza. Everything ended up working out totally fine...but it took me a while to get over the shock of it all :)


After pizza and the lesson, the kids took a few swings at some pinatas they made. Aaron's scarf served as the blind fold and a vaccuum attachment served as the whacking stick. All in all a pretty successful evening.

I'm sure there are many more spacey incidents to come...so stay tuned....oy.

9 comments:

What the Hecklinger?! said...

I am WITH YOU sistah! It is maddening! And the depressing thing is that I think these incidents are piling up exponentially--and there is still so far to go! AHHHH! I take comfort in knowing we are in this together. More of these posts, please. :)

ec said...

haha! glad i'm not the only one...

and i think you spaced on updating the blog too ... i've been waiting;)

Zane and Lexi said...

you really don't believe it until it happens to you. I use to be able to multi-task and then when I was pregnant it all went out the window. I couldn't remember names, dates, or why I went into a room. seriously - it takes a lot out of you to "grow" a baby!

davis and quinton said...

thats how i now my sister is pregnant every time... she gets so dumb. godbless.

Linda Jane Kyle said...

I need to catch up on my blogging more often! You're pregnant?! Awesome!!! Congrats!

On another note... last year we hired this new girl who ended up being a few months pregnant when she started. I swear, I was ready to smack her most days cause she kept forgetting stuff! Oops, guess I should've given her a break...

maryirene said...

oh isn't pregnancy fun? um, no! only the baby at the end is fun. oh and i keep wondering when my brain is going to come back after having 2 kids. i'll let you know. hehe.

Parks' Place said...

Ashley, I don't think your capable of getting FAT or having CANKLES! But I am with you on the spaciness of Pregnancy, just remember there is always somebody going through something similar, or worse!

Kathleen said...

cankles??
I don't "remember" my brain leaving when I was pregnant... :)

Now when I have trouble remembering a word or what I was doing...it's a "menopausal moment."

Good luck with that...And remember to keep a journal!

Kathleen said...

And PS
There are NO overdue fines at the Regina Public Library for books rented on a kids card... :)