PICTURES BY JOHN OKODE
Hey beautiful people. I know I promised on this post that I will be back to talk about my experiences with pregnancy brain. For those who do not know, when you are pregnant you tend to forget things and basically you can’t rely on your smart ass brain all the time. Just like many other things, I didn’t know such a thing existed until I acted a fool way too many times and my friends told me about it. Right now I am actually doing better but during my first trimester all through mid second, I did all the dumb stuff and couldn’t depend on my brain for anything
Before I go into it, I am currently living for a good cup of infused teas from kericho gold and a good book. I got like 5 books from books first by taking advantage of their buy four get one free promo sometime back….or was it 3 plus 1???? anyway,I’m Kenyan, I love free stuff/ bargains
PS: THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG POST, SOME THINGS MAY NOT SOUND REAL BUT THEY HAPPENED.HEHE,I ALSO COULDN’T BELIEVE IT. IF YOU EXPERIENCED THIS AND MANY MORE,LET’S HAVE A LAUGH TOGETHER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION
1)The first and most obvious thing that happened to me was forgetting my handbag in a restaurant. I was chilling with my family over a cup of tea as we waited on the car wash. When they were done, we paid and got into the car, as we were slowly driving off, I saw this security guard running towards us with my handbag in hand…. ‘madam you forgot your bag’ he said. I shook a little in disbelief
2)For the life of me up to date I can’t remember where I park especially in a mall. I can remember the section but the exact location is always a mystery. I hate malls now days because I can take even 15 minutes looking for my car ,I move from row to row and end up frustrated. Since my bank is in a mall too I have since resulted to mobile banking..haha. Stress can kill you my friends, find a solution for everything
3)On so many occasions say I want to make tea, I mix everything in the pot but I forget to light up the fire. The funny thing is that I will stand right there waiting and looking to ensure it doesn’t pour out once it boils. It only hits me when I get concerned as to why it is taking longer than usual to boil.
4)One day I wanted to cook some rice. I had everything set so I opened the fridge and started looking for the rice to cook. maaaan, did I look. I checked everywhere including the freezer but I couldn’t see any rice. My husband was wondering what’s happening and he asked me what I was looking for to which I replied rice. He laughed so hard and asked me why I was looking for it in the fridge instead of the normal food cabinet. At that moment I felt like someone had dropped me from a plane somewhere, like what the hell? lol
5)I was home alone one day and I needed to get something from my bedroom, so I took my beautiful legs off the sofa heading that direction but once I got to the door, I started knocking saying hello. For some reason I thought I was going into someone’s house. Obviously I didn’t get any response after a few trials so I decided to open the door slowly as I said hello while entering with caution. When I saw my bed I was like oh lord this is my freaking house!!!
6)The most extreme consequence of pregnancy brain that I experienced was leaving home for work and I closed the house but left my keys inside and I had no Idea until later in the evening when I came back from work. Il looked for my keys EVERYWHERE. I was alone so I couldn’t depend on my hubby’s spare keys. I had a trip to Malindi the following day so I had to access my house by all means. The only solution I had was to break into my own house. The care taker had to call back one of the employees that does welding and I had to sit there for two hours waiting for him to finish cutting metal here and there. That was such a long night
7) Every once in a while I do love to go to the market to get fresh vegetables and fruits. Our version of gikomba is Kongowea so off I went one sunday. After buying stuff, I decided to go to my leggings supplier guy to check If I could get something comfortable for myself. For some reason on that day I decided to walk around and check out the other stalls and I settled on some lady that had some maternity work wear pants. I took a sit, put my luggage down and decided to check out her stuff. Unfortunately I didn’t find anything I liked so I decided to leave. Once I was out of the market, I felt lighter weight wise…that is when I realized I forgot all my shopping at the maternity stall. Let’s just say the journey back trying to remember her exact location was such a nightmare that took a looooot of my time.
8)Recently I was having a political conversation with a friend of mine while watching the 9 o’clock news. They happened to feature politics in the maasai community. At that time I was passionately talking about young people taking leadership roles. I went on and on about why ole ntimama should mentor young maasais instead of running for office. When my friend couldn’t take it anymore he said ‘Moh, you do know that ole ntimama died right?” My jaw literally dropped! When? why? how? I did not know why I felt like I was seeing him campaigning on tv even a day before that incidence. Sigh..
9)Just the other day over the weekend, I needed to send some money to a friend of mine but as usual of course you have to load to your own mobile phone first before you can carry out the transaction. When the agent asked for my number, I went blank. I kept starting off well then I get lost along the way. Thank God I was with my husband so I asked him what my phone number was. The agent had to request for my ID just to confirm my details, I can’t blame her
10)I moved houses late last year just before getting pregnant. my old house is on my way to my new house so one day after work on my way home I just went to my old place. Since the security guards there knew me they opened the gate for me probably thinking I was picking something I had forgotten. It hit me I’m in the wrong place when I noticed the security guard had on plain clothes. Where I moved to, they wear their blue uniform 24/7 so something didn’t look right
The list is endless it needs a video or something. I laugh depending on how silly the situation is but get pretty scared if it’s serious like when I parked my car and left the engine running with the keys inside and I just left thinking I’ve switched it off and locked it. sometimes it’s as silly as asking people all the damn time what day or what month it is and counting them using my fingers. I have resulted to calenderizing my activities in order to get reminders and writing all my passwords somewhere just to be cautious.
So, what did you forget? come on, I have my tea with me ready to have a good laugh….