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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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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."

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."

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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?'"

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."

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

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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

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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."

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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."

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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."

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

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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

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.