Friday, 18 February 2011

Where did my train go?

You know how when you're pregnant it seems to be a common occurrence to lose your train of thought in mid-sentence? Well, I'm sorry to say that two children later, it's still a common occurrence for me. I am constantly being sidetracked by goodness-knows-what in my subconscious that seems to think that it's a pretty neat thing to interrupt me in mid-sentence or even mid-thought. It's what I affectionately refer to as "mother moments". After all, you really can't blame it on baby brain when it's been 3 months since you gave birth, can you?

I know that there has been fairly recent research mentioned in the media that says that brain capacity is increased after having a baby and that loss of memory is just a figment of one's imagination. I would agree with that in that I have found it a lot easier to get myself organised and my time management is a lot better than it ever was before I had children. In saying that, I find that I get sidetracked by my thoughts a lot more often now than I used to. I suppose you have to be a lot more organised when you have two children as well as yourself to get ready every morning and there's going to be a trade-off for that somewhere in your thought processes.

Anyway, I guess I'd better explain how I found myself in the midst of having these mother moments. Just over two years ago, NYE 08 to be exact (yes, I have a NYE baby), I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. For the purposes of this blog, he shall henceforth be referred to as Seagull. Seagull, because he likes to beg for things - be they food, shiny objects or other miscellaneous stuff that myself or my husband may or may not currently have in our possession. Another addition to our family was born in Oct 10, another beautiful boy who I shall refer to as Wombat because he is very solid and oh-so-cuddly looking. I wouldn't be game to try and cuddle a real wombat, but I can assure you that my little boy is wonderfully cuddly.

I first occurred to me that my mother moments were here to stay when Seagull was about 12 weeks old. I was attending a university residential (yes, I am crazy enough to be studying AND having a young family) and I completely forgot the question I was wanting to ask my chemistry lecturer in mid-sentence. Fortunately, he was able to make a bit of a joke of it and told me that I was too young to be having senior's moments. It was at that moment that I coined the phrase "mother moments". I'm sure I'm not the first to have thought of it, but it seemed to be an appropriate name for what I was experiencing. It's still happening two years and two children later, so I guess my mother moments are here to stay.

P.S. Please bear with me while I try to figure out how to set up this blog. It's my first attempt at blogging and it's all a bit full-on to figure out in one go. :)

9 comments:

Glowless @ said...

Brilliant start, you should head over to Parental Parody who is looking for stories on Baby Brain at the moment to feature as guest posts - you could wrangle yourself a guest spot off your first ever post!
Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Sidetracked said...

Hi Glowless,

Thanks for coming to check my new blog out and for your tips to help me get started. :)

Rachel said...

welcome to the blogosphere! i am pretty new to all this too. you are off to a good start :) nice first post!

Sidetracked said...

Yay! My first follower! You get a great big smiley for that. :D

The Book Chook said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, and to Aussie Mummy Bloggers. My youngest is 23, and I am here to say mother moments just keep on keeping on!

Naomi said...

Welcome to the crazy world of blogging. Have fun and connecting with other mothers is a wonderful way to get through this motherhood journey. Naomi x

3_Munchkins said...

Hey there, I found you on AMB and I'm following you now - I can totally relate on losing your train of thought, I do it all the time! Have fun blogging...

Sidetracked said...

Thanks so much everyone! I've finally figured out how to add a Facebook Like Box to my page, so feel free to "like" me on Facebook. I'll have a Twitter feed sorted soon too. :)

Tara @ Our Whirlwind Adventures said...

Welcome.!
I shall warn you this thing is addictive, hehe.
YAY, I'm lucky number 10 follower :D