Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Mommy Amnesia...

I was thinking about it the other day. I've heard of "Mommy Amnesia" in reference to forgetting what it was like to have a newborn, and forgetting the birth in general but I never thought it would happen to me. Apparently, it all boils down to one of (too many) hormones pumping through a new Moms system ensuring you don't fully recall the events that have taken place. It's rumored to occur to ensure future offspring.

And, whatddya know... (no, there are no future offspring in the near future it hasn't kicked in *that* much) I don't remember much about the birth. When I talk to my pregnant friends and hear about someone that's coming near full term, I still wig out a bit thinking of actually giving birth. And you know what? I've done it. I've got the proof that it happened waking me up multiple times a night to remind me that I, in fact, have given birth. And it wasn't a big deal. Well, it's not a big deal thinking back on it. It is, however a big deal, and freaks me out, to think of doing it again. Why? I have no clue. Wait... I do have a clue. The idea of pushing a baby's head through my pelvis (better word that my original choice) still freaks me out.

In any case, I do, in fact have a small case of Mommy Amnesia. It's REAL people.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's totally real! I studied it in my evoluationary biology class in college. And, you're right about the reasoning, it's for perpetuation of the species!

Erica/Yosemite

Alison 'n Brandyn said...

WHAT!?! You told me it was a piece of cake!?! Now you're telling me you don't remember!! ;)

Heather said...

It is soooo real!