Occasionally I think most people have little mind-blanks where they'll try and put the cereal in the fridge and the milk in the cupboard. But they usually realize it before they leave it in there. Throw in pregnancy and those little mind-blanks can turn into some really strange behavior....
Recently Brian's asked some weird questions like "Hun, why are the [measuring cups] in the [fridge]?" and I respond something along the lines of "I don't know, did you put them there?" And then after some thought I start vaguely remembering putting said item away... "Placenta brain" is a real condition. Due to the rise in estrogen, I understand.
But it's not just absentmindedness. Pregnant women's emotions are often completely irrational. Like when we went to our first ward activity last weekend. We had to leave within 5 minutes of arriving because I was starting to cry. The "tons of pizza" advertised ran out as we arrived and then no-one spoke to us for a full 5 minutes. 5 minutes! Looking back I realize we should've stuck around to meet people and then gone out to eat afterwards. But I was really hungry and I think pregnancy + hunger + missed expectations is probably a situation better to avoid in public!
This morning was probably the craziest thing. I had a sudden urge to chop off all my hair. This isn't unusual. But usually I deliberate for a while and then trim some of the dead ends and I'm feeling good. The urge is assuaged.
Well, that didn't happen this morning.
Several inches later I realize it's too late and that I'm not actually a trained or naturally talented hair-dresser. I will post pictures once it's fixed...