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  1. I totally have it! I complain to my husband, my mom, basically anyone who’ll listen about it. I, too, can’t focus on anything for too long like I used to. I forget things easily, so I must write everything down or it’s gone. It’s reassuring to hear I’m not the only one, though.

  2. I’ve got it! With 9 year old twins, a six year old and a three year old I am still waiting for my old brain to wake up! I joke with my husband that I won’t ever be able to go back to work because I am no longer as sharp (or even as smart) as I used to be. It’s scary sometimes! I love my kids…. but they have turned my brain to mush! Good to know that I’m not alone. If you find a drug for it, please let me know. 🙂

  3. Thanks, its good to know that it’s not just me. Even as I sit here and type this I have to retype half of it because I have forgotten that spaces are a requirement for others to read it. My kids are 2 and 6, and while I do think I got my brain back between them, it has since left me. And it does not help to have a missing brain during the holidays, while trying to take care of 2 kids and run a business that takes care of 30 some other kids. Here’s to hoping you get your brain back and mine soon. Merry Christmas

  4. I work in the mental health field and what you’re describing sounds like it could be a serious case of ADHD onset-perhaps from pregnancy and parenting. I too have noticed feeling like I can’t think as sharply as I used to with each pregnancy. I recommend consulting with a psychiatrist to receive insight about what you can do for treatment whether via self help, herbal remedies, through diet and exercise, or exploration of psychotropic medication. It couldn’t hurt. Perhaps there is a tie between pregnancy, parenting and ADHD- the attention part of the diagnosis anyway. Great article!

  5. This is me too! I only have one child and he just turned 2. I called my mother about this very thing the other day. Unfortunately, she said she never Really got over it until I was an adult, you gradually become higher and higher functioning as your children get older. lol oh how I hope this isn’t true, 20 or so years seems way too long.

  6. This is totally me! I have a 16 month old and I really feel like a ditz! It’s crazy, but it’s really true. I can’t blame it on lack of sleep because my baby has slept through the night since she was 2 months old and she’s really a happy baby (not to brag, but some Mom’s think it’s because of the fussiness or not sleeping) but I still have baby brain. Crossing my fingers it goes away soon!

  7. I submit that baby brain after pregnancy has more to do with lack of sleep and the fact that all my attention, all day long, is focused on my child. I can safely say this since my baby brain began the day we brought home our adopted daughter, Ainsley. I’m wondering myself when baby brain will end! No time soon, I guess, if we adopt again next year!

  8. sure i still have baby brain. i’m wondering if its related to the fact that most nights at least one of my kids wake me for something… maybe when they all sleep through the night (and keep their beds dry) if my focus and memory will return.

  9. This is me exactly! I have one child who is almost 2 and I still suffer from this! I chalk it up to the fact that your brain is never fully on one thing anymore because you always have your kids at the back of your mind. Even if you know they are ok and safe, etc… They’re still there so you can’t fully focus on anything else.

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