{Teen} Momblems
mahmb·blem/ˈmäbləm/ --

Noun:
[1] Any question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty that arises from motherhood. Usually pathetic, always hilarious. Solid blog material. Even better if the mom is still a teenager or student. (see "Teen Mom")
[2] A thing difficult to achieve or accomplish. (see "motherhood")

Synonyms:
cooking- cleaning- cuddling

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On Brain Fog, Marissa Mayer and Maternity Leave

amotherisborn:

Did your brain sort of go offline when you had a baby?  

When I was pregnant with my eldest I was a lawyer.  One of my colleagues informed me that a really bad case of “pregnant woman brain fog,” which she clearly thought I had, meant you were carrying a boy.  In her analysis, having a boy made you stupid: “they steal your brain, since males are dumber than females  generally, so they need to sap the mother.”  

(Meanwhile my secretary was telling me that if “you” — she used a generic “you” but she clearly meant “me” — looked ugly during pregnancy, you were definitely having a girl because, “girls steal your beauty.”  I was obviously having a hermaphrodite!)

My childbirth students and the new moms I work with often complain about “brain fog.”  It doesn’t happen to everyone and it doesn’t happen the same way for everyone, but it’s common enough that I giggled, reading this piece by Elizabeth Beller, about brain fog, which, for her, continues through breastfeeding, so that for months her mind works like this:

Feed Baby!

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Baby!

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Bottles.

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Breastpump. Full Boobs.

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SIDS! SIDS! SIDS! SIDS!

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Walk. Stroller.

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Air. Sleep. Sleep. Please, for the love of GOD, sleep. 

Christ these poor people with small children caught in earthquakes, floods, tornados!! The world is terrifying!!! How can I protect my children?!?

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Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeep.

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STARVING!! FRENCH FRIES! POUND CAKE! CHEESEBURGER! ANOTHER CHEESEBURGER! Pound cake. A beer.

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Pump.

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Posted on Jul 17th (11:07am), 1 year ago
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    Love this!
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