There’s just something about a newborn baby that draws attention. Every where I go there are oos and ahs and stares. If people are close enough they always ask, “What’s his name?” Several times now I’ve gone blank. What is my baby’s name? It’s embarrassing! I think for the most part it has come to me before it was obvious, but I leave shaking my head. What is wrong with me?
When he has just a couple of weeks old, the other kids were all in their rooms for quiet time, and I was sitting on the couch holding Bobby. I was talking to him and went to use his name… The only names that came to mind were all the ones we thought about naming him but didn’t. I kept thinking it would come to me. I racked my brain. One minute went by, two, five. This was crazy! How was I going to remember my baby’s name? Then the answer came to me. I was saved! Facebook. I posted his name on Facebook when I was at the hospital. Quickly, I opened my account, scrolled down, and there it was, “Bobby.” I kid you not!
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Aahh, the joys of a sleep-deprived mind. I think I get dumber with each child.
well u know, it is hard to keep track of five names at once when u throw sleep deprivation into the mix… dont feel bad- well into my teens my mother would mess up and call us by the other kids’ names. and she only had THREE!! 🙂
That is so funny 🙂 My baby is 3 (so I can’t blame leftover pregnancy hormones or sleep deprivation) and I still call them everyone else’s name before I get to their’s and usually end up saying, “Whatever your name is”….hahahahahahaha
Ginny Marie says
Thank goodness for Facebook! 😉
Don’t feel too bad. Even now if all my sisters and mom are together, she can resort to calling
us #1, 2, or 3. It goes something like this, “Tricia, Tanya, Tracy… Number 2… .” At least you
have the excuse of the sleep deprivation. 🙂
Susan Evans says
I think you need some sleep, girl! Don’t worry; we all lose our minds eventually…
6 weeks postpartum I was walking around and realized I had blood running down my leg from a 4 inch long gash. Deep gash. To this day, I have no clue how it happened, but it had been bleeding a while by the time I noticed. Now, over 2 years later, I still have a huge scar. Crazy what sleep deprivation and hormones will do to yoU!
Hahah that’s too funny. I’ve had moments like that too, but not with my baby’s name, thankfully. Baby’s do that to your brain :p
Hahaha. don’t feel so bad That has happened to many of my firends!
So funny! I remember blanking on my second’s name a few times. Orignially he was going to be a third… and then we decided on a different middle name while we were at the hospital, and we actually call him by his middle name…
lol…yay for Facebook!
Well then….what’s my excuse?
thank God we have facebook.sometimes I mention all of their names when I am preoccupied and since they are seven, all of them would laugh at me.sometimes though I used color codes. Like the seven colors of the rainbow. Good thing I named my youngest son “Red.”
🙂 Dr. Oz talked about memory problems and vitamin B-12 deficiency this week. Maybe you need some of that in addition to real sleep!
I’m with you though. I called a business today to complain that no one had called me back in weeks only to discover that I’d already talked to them! Oops.
Facebook to the rescue. Don’t feel bad, my mom has blanked on my name and I’m 47 and an only child?? LOL
I think if you were to sing the following 7 times in a row you would never forget. Let’s begin.
‘Bobby bobby bo bobby
Banana Fanna Fo Bobby
My kids names bo Bobby
Its ok Esther I grew up in a family of 6 kids and I still answer to pretty much anything. The most common name I was called growing up was LaRachel. Probably a hybrid of Lindsay (my sisters name) and Rachel 🙂 My sister answers to RaLindsay as well and all six of us answer to JaAdaRaCraLiJoh whatevertheheckyournameisgetoverherenow!
I always wonder if my kids hate it when I forget their name and call them by a sibling’s name, of if they just roll their eyes and think I’m dumb. Just you wait, kids — YOUR turn is coming!
How funny! I did that in the middle of the night the second night I had my daughter…she wouldn’t stop crying and I couldn’t think of her name for the life of me!
shari lynne @ Faith Filled Food For Moms and Grandmothers says
LOL that is too funny!….but tooo familiar. Love it Esther. Great reason to have a facebook! LOL
I am laughing so hard! My brain was total mush after Jedd was born too!
LOL! Too funny. I hope you’re able to get a little more sleep soon. Congratulations on the little one!
OK, so this reminds me of every time I have to take the kids to the docs and they always ask the birthday of my kids. Forget about it. My wife is awesome when it comes to remember all these number, but me, not at all.
At our church, when they were updating the directory, they knew who to call, and it wasn’t me! 🙂
Your Absent Minded Friend
I told someone the other day I have a ten year old daughter. I don’t. She’s nine. And I only have two children, so no excuse there, and no recent baby, the youngest is 5 (I think) so can’t blame postpartum either.
When my mom had her third child, many years after me, we put a paper with his name on it and pinned it up beside the changetable because she just couldn’t remember his name. She kept calling him something totally different, not even a name of someone she knew!
Making Our Life Matter says
I didn’t use facebook for promoting my blog……..at first. Started using it, and got some followers, but still no comments. It’s frustrating. Sigh.
Theresa Suttles says
Don’t feel bad. You’re exhausted. It took me years before I felt sure I knew my fourth child’s birthday. Filling out paperwork for him always scared me to death. For the longest time after I had my fifth baby, I had to count heads wherever we went. Then if there were four, I had to figure out who was missing. Sad and scary, but exhaustion really messes with your brain 🙂