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19 Pregnancy Brain Fails That Will Make You Laugh Then Say "Huh?"

"I asked my sister how much a $50 gift card would cost to buy."

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We recently asked the members of BuzzFeed Community to share their funniest pregnancy brain fails:

1. "I walked into the house and thought, I should check the answering machine. I then stood in the kitchen trying to remember where the answering machine was until I realized I haven't had an answering machine in over 12 years."

—Cierra Shelton, Facebook
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—Cierra Shelton, Facebook

2. "I couldn't get the microwave to work — I kept pushing the start button but it wouldn't turn on. When I started crying my husband walked over, closed the microwave door, and hit start. It worked."

—Brittany Wade Ratliff, Facebook
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—Brittany Wade Ratliff, Facebook

3. "I was running the register at work and tried to swipe a $20 bill through the credit card machine. I then stood there looking at it like 'Why isn't this working?'"

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—Ariel Simon, Facebook

4. "I packed my hubbie's lunch in the morning, then at lunchtime got a photo from him of his sandwich with nothing in it! Just two pieces of bread."

—Alexis Morales, Facebook

—Alexis Morales, Facebook

5. "I filled my car with gas and drove off. Moments later I was down the road when a police car pulled me over. I still had the cash in my hand. The officer was nice enough to take it back to the gas station for me."

—Kari Davis Roberts, Facebook
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—Kari Davis Roberts, Facebook

6. "I tried to unlock the front door of my apartment with my car key's unlock button. I also dialed a phone number into the microwave."

—mustlovego
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7. "I tried to text my cat and tell him I missed him. I started crying when Crookshanks wasn't in my contact list."

—Lynsey Van Nevel, Facebook
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—Lynsey Van Nevel, Facebook

8. "I asked my sister how much a $50 gift card would cost to buy."

—samimimarie
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9. "I never told anyone in my family I did it."

"I cut a piece of cheddar off a block, then put the cheese in the drawer I'd gotten the knife from, the knife in the cheese drawer in the fridge, and my plate of cheese and crackers in the sink. I walked out of the kitchen and sat down on the couch, totally forgetting why I'd even gotten up."—Erin Hicks, Facebook
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"I cut a piece of cheddar off a block, then put the cheese in the drawer I'd gotten the knife from, the knife in the cheese drawer in the fridge, and my plate of cheese and crackers in the sink. I walked out of the kitchen and sat down on the couch, totally forgetting why I'd even gotten up."

—Erin Hicks, Facebook

10. "I left the TV remote in the freezer…twice. Lost it for days at each time."

—screwingthemilkman
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11. "I was filling out pre-admittance forms for the hospital and completely forgot how old I was. I couldn’t remember the year I was born or anything. Fortunately, my doctor's office happened to call and I asked the nurse my age."

12. "I went to the toilet, tried to flush it by flicking the light switch on and off, then complained when it wouldn’t flush. I was there for a good five minutes."

—eleanorpaigec
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13. "I completely forgot the word 'nose' and proceeded to say, 'He has a spot on that thing between his eyes.'"

—paigev4243cd8e7

14. "I couldn't remember the word 'hand.' Called it an 'arm foot' for hours."

—jessicac435211b61
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15. "I was trying to cook eggs in the pan but nothing was happening. I finally realized the stove wasn’t on. I'd been watching raw eggs for 10 minutes."

—atello12
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16. "By the time I gave birth there were easily seven unopened jars of peanut butter in the pantry because I could never remember if we had any or not when I was grocery shopping."

"After the seventh jar I actually cried when I got home and found them all. I was convinced I was losing my mind."—emilyfarringtons
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"After the seventh jar I actually cried when I got home and found them all. I was convinced I was losing my mind."

emilyfarringtons

17. "I used hand soap instead of dishwasher detergent in the dishwasher. This photo was the result."

—Sarahluiz619

18. "I was attempting to take my prenatal vitamins, but instead of pouring out the vitamins, I poured my water bottle on my hand. Then I cried for 10 minutes."

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—Eva Dunlop, Facebook

19. "I had a 9-month-old son the second time I was pregnant..."

"One day, my friend came over and asked where my son was. Frantic, I searched all downstairs for him, threw cushions around, toys and everything else but couldn't find him. I broke down crying at having lost my son until my friend went upstairs and found him asleep in the cot. Apparently I'd put him down for a nap, but didn't remember."—Shama-Jade Balcarres, Facebook
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"One day, my friend came over and asked where my son was. Frantic, I searched all downstairs for him, threw cushions around, toys and everything else but couldn't find him. I broke down crying at having lost my son until my friend went upstairs and found him asleep in the cot. Apparently I'd put him down for a nap, but didn't remember."

—Shama-Jade Balcarres, Facebook

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