I will eat your brains!Whenever I mentioned that I was tired during my pregnancy, nine times out of 10 it was met with the response, "You think you're tired now? Wait 'til you have the baby!" And similarly, whenever I mentioned that I felt out of it, mentally, I would often hear, "Wait until the baby gets here. Then you'll have Baby Brain!"
Baby Brain? What the hell is that? I always wondered. And then I had my daughter and went, Ohhhh. Once an incredibly organized person, with checked-off to-do lists as far as the eye could see, after I became a mom, I became forgetful. Disorganized. Frazzled. Some chalk it up to iron deficiencies. Others to the surge in hormones. I kind chalk it up to a little bit of everything. But mainly a lack of sleep (yes, you were all right), and the fact that you have less time for minutiae than you had pre-baby.
But now a study has come out that says actually motherhood may make you smarter.