Pregnancy brain. I didn’t believe it until it happened, but it totally happens. You have a life form inside of you that takes your nutrition, your hydration, your entire lower torso, AND it tends to suck all the blood that would typically feed your brain, leading to some interestingly made up words, or situations that would probably not happen otherwise.
For instance, we are pushing up on 6 months and need to start getting things purchased, organized and ready for when our baby arrives. We’ve both been holding off on that for a number for reasons, but we really should get started. Part of our hesitation is that we don’t know what we really NEED. We decided to Google “List of things you need when you bring home a baby”. Every single list was created by some corporation that conveniently sells all of the items on the list. I’m sorry, but I’m pretty sure that a new mom on a budget does not NEED a Baby Hanging Harness.
We finally found a list that wasn’t trying to sell us anything, and brought up great points – such as when to discuss circumcision. Apparently, that discussion is supposed to happen around 6 months, right where we are.
I turned to my husband, and asked “So according to this list, we need to discuss circumcision. I don’t know your feelings on the matter, but I vote no.”
He blinked, and looked at me like I was proposing we move to another planet.
I repeated “I really don’t think we should – what do you think?”
“Melissa…..we’re having a daughter. A girl. I don’t think we should circumcise her, either.”
With all the excitement of finding a good list, all the attention given to The List, I totally forgot that we were having a girl.