what else to expect when you’re expecting (the rub)

Pregnancy brain – a definition of what happens when your brain actually physically shrinks when you’re carrying a kid. Add this phenomenon to my already depleted memory bank and you get things like: me forgetting to pick up Nuv after his tattoo touch-up appointment, me dumping sugar into the garbage instead of my teacup, and (most tragic) unable to remember the names of movies I loved so much I should have had a producer's credit on. Brutal. Not being able to deftly pull out a pop culture reference and sprinkle it into any conversation was like shooting me in both kneecaps. Debilitating, painful and terrifying.
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