New Mom Secrets: I Forgot My Baby's Name!

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i forgot my bbay's name, mommy brainIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"I took my son to the doctor for his 2-week checkup and when the receptionist asked me his name, I froze. I wanted to cry because I couldn't remember. Total "mommy brain!" —anonymous

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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

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nonmember avatar lisa

Oh thank you for admitting this secret! I feel so much better now. I forgot my son's name at his two week appt as well. Twice. Once on the phone scheduling the appt and once there. I was so exhausted and froze when asked. I pretended to drop something to buy time and remember and on the phone I dropped the call. I have felt guilty and enbarrassed since, but now I feel better knowing I'm not alone. :)

nonmember avatar Raleigh

I even forget my own sometimes. It happens. And 34 years later my FIL still contantly calls my husband by his brother's name.

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