i'm not a june '05 mama, but i knew what this thread was going to be about before i even opened it, so i thought i'd share my story with you in hopes of cheering you up:
when i was about 7 months pregnant with my daughter, we went to a local chinese food establishment. i am a vegetarian, but during my pregnancy i ate whatever i wanted, and when i saw "almond chicken" on the menu i got very excited because in my hometown, chinese almond chicken is a yummy crispy battered chicken breast with a light sauce over rice. i decided to go ahead and have some chicken rather than my usual homestyle tofu. well, when it came, it was nothing like detroit almond chicken- it was tiny, oily-looking cubes of diced, naked chicken mixed into fried rice with slivered almonds in it.
i LOST IT and started crying. on top of being starving and my food sucking, which is the most heartbreaking experience a pregnant woman can have, i was incredibly homesick for detroit and started having crazy thoughts about the south and southern people that i won't transcribe here. i was trying not to strat sobbing out loud when the owner came over and started asking what was wrong, and my boyfriend couldn't rub two brain cells together hard enough to tell her i was pregnant and upset, so he just sat there saying "i don't know."
i ended up running out of the restaurant, locking myself in the car, and having a sobbing breakdown in the parking lot. :LOL
it seemed like the end of the world at the time, but now i know that if i want some almond chicken the next time i'm pregnant, i'll just have to go to detroit to get it.