Nope... Memory's fine.
Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:46pm

Wife has "pregnancy brain" that she's recovering from (baby #2 is here!).

I won't say it's not a side effect of covid, but I will posit that it's an effect of the new routine. Remember back in school where a month used to take forever, but now it's gone in a flash? In school, you'd have constant due dates so you were always encountering an event. Now your deliverables are farther apart, so you just don't notice the time moving. Maybe it's something like that?

  • My wife and I were over our friend's house the other day and they were all saying that they feel like this past year their memory has gotten worse and are having a hard time remembering things at times. I also feel like I've heard a bunch of other people say this as well. What's weird is that... more
    • Nope... Memory's fine.- Puckdropper, Wed Aug 25 2021 5:46pm
      • That's what I'm leaning towards as well. - Erik_, Sun Aug 29 2021 12:09am
        Most people previously didn't work from home and even though work continues, the day to day is more the same as you're always home. No new environment or changes I guess can cause you to form fewer (or less memorable) memories. Congrats! Did your wife get pregnancy brain before the baby was born ... more
        • Yeah, exactly. I can't tell you what I had for supper last - Puckdropper, Sun Aug 29 2021 2:24am
          Wednesday, it was just an ordinary day. Last Thursday, however, we had ribs made on the grill for my wife's birthday. She's had it on and off. Fortunately it wasn't too bad, just some stuff here and there. She still gets cravings, though.
          • Ah the cravings... - Erik_, Tue Aug 31 2021 2:46pm
            When my wife was pregnant, she was craving anything sugar. The only problem was that she got really bad gestational diabetes and was taking a ton of insulin shots (first time ever in her life) just to keep the numbers down. So of course, the one thing she was craving the doctors said she couldn'... more
            • Ah man, that sucks. We've been lucky that the GD tests have - Puckdropper, Wed Sep 01 2021 6:45pm
              all been negative, so we haven't had to do anything (and haven't had to retest) with these two pregnancies. I wonder if there's something sugar-like that would have satisfied her cravings without being sugar?
              • Diet soda/pop seemed to actually do the trick. - Erik_, Tue Sep 07 2021 2:31am
                She still drinks diet soda even after the fact. Probably just as bad for you with all the artificial stuff but at least it didn't have sugar in it. Glad you guys didn't have to go through that. It was a nightmare for her. She had to finger test multiple times a day and use the insulin pens I thi... more
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