Momnesia ... an actual diagnosis of sorts. Hormone levels in new moms that can cause forgetfulness and disorientation. A mental fuzziness with lapses in memory.
The suggested treatment: get plenty of sleep, exercise, write down lists, and keep a day planner.
I am no longer a new mom. I have two boys, ages 4 1/2 years and 23 months old. Before kids, I had a stellar memory - phone numbers, account numbers, appointments, birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, events, etc ... You name it, I knew it. I didn't have to keep a calender, everything was in my head. Jump ahead to present day, and I can't even remember what I did yesterday without taking time to really think about it. I always forget to get things at the grocery store, and sometimes will have to go back 3 times in order to get what I needed. More seriously, I have even started forgetting to pay bills! I'll be in the middle of conversations and forget what I was talking about. If I don't have it written down, I'll forget all about it. Arrggg!!
I can't stand this handicap I have developed and it has actually gotten worse the older my kids have gotten. It drives me crazy! I am thankful the symptoms are only minor in my case. I have heard of moms leaving their kids places and not remembering where, or forgetting to pick them up. In those cases, I think their heads need to be examined further for a possible brain tumor!
In any case, this mental issue is so frustrating! Anyone have any ideas to help me regain my brain power? I am working on my sleeping habits, and I have a calender that I try to remember to fill in (ha!). Any and all suggestions are welcome ... help me out girls!!