“Sorry about that”


(Baby’s first Zumba outfit, courtesy of Suzi! I LOVE it)

I’m kind of embarrassed to see my husband later today.

Last night, I had the first real, major, pregnancy hormone-related meltdown… and it probably scared him a little bit.

When I got home from work, he asked what I was thinking for dinner and I really wanted some kind of shrimp salad. The plan was to unpack, go to Coffee Exchange and blog so he could work on computer stuff, too (internet still hasn’t been hooked up in our new place), then grab some groceries to make food. We ended up at Coffee Exchange until 10:15 and by that time, I was starving. At that time, almost all of the restaurants are closed and it was way too late to start making dinner.

We got in the car, Tom stopped to get an eegee’s sandwich and fries for dinner, and asked me what I wanted. I asked if we could stop at Risky Business since it’s one of the few places open late and I knew they’d have shrimp salads.

“Well, I guess… I just need to wake up really early for work tomorrow.”

“Well if you don’t want to, it’s ok, I’ll just go home and make an egg or something.”

That’s when the meltdown started.

It was silent at first, tears quietly falling down my face as I looked out the window and over the span of 5 minutes, transformed into full-blown heaving sobs.

I don’t even remember what I said while I was crying (something about being hungry and he doesn’t even care, and I had a long day with work and unpacking and all I wanted was a salad, wah wah), but just remember feeling like it was the end of the world. Needless to say, we ended up at Risky Business and he went inside to get me a salad.

While I was sitting in the car, it gave me some time to eat a couple of his eegee’s fries, calm down and realize how absolutely silly the whole thing was. I could see him sitting at the bar, waiting for my to-go order, and called his cell phone.

“Are you taking shots at the bar because your wife is cray cray?”

He laughed and said no 🙂

Of course, I apologized and was back to normal after eating my salad, but wow.

I’m embarrassed.

Lesson of the story: Never let your pregnant wife get to the *starving* point.  There’s no telling what will happen.

What’s the most legendary, silly meltdown you’ve ever had?

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  1. Tracy on July 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Omg that sounds so much like me on a *monthly* basis! Don’t feel bad! It happens to the best of us! My husband is used to it. It’s my poor kids I usually feel embarrassed around later!

  2. Shayla @ The Good Life on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    I’ve had countless meltdowns with my hubby before and I’m not pregnant!! Although I think I blamed it on that time of the month 😉
    Btw, you’re hubby is the sweetest ever 🙂

  3. Allison on July 29, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Oh man i always have huge meltdowns when im hungry!! The worst was probably when the boyfriend was visiting me when we were doing the sucky long distance thing and he was leaving the next day and i didnt know when id see him next combined with being starving and the migraine from low bloodsugar, i was bawling my eyes out and yelling at him to drive faster. And this happened a block from my house haha and then of course that made it take longer cause i had to compose myself since i didn’t want to walk into my house such a mess! Needless to say we are both not looking forward to the hormonal aspect of pregnancy!

  4. Jen on July 29, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Oh my god, yesterday I had a super silly meltdown in front of my fiance. He’s taking an accounting class online, and he’s not as tech-savvy as I am, so I told him I would help him print out all the required forms and whatnot, but my printer was being a pain in the ass and not working. I kept trying different things, but it kept telling me that the ink cartridges were missing, when they WERE NOT MISSING. (Obviously, I am still mad at the printer.) Anyway, at the same time, my kitten kept jumping on my desk and trying to play with me. I started weeping like a baby when he scratched my hand and caused it to bleed. I was also hungry at the time, which didn’t help. Point is…I cried over a printer. Enough said. Silly meltdown for sure.

  5. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Girl I have crazy meltdowns like that all the time and I’m not even pregnant. At least you have an excuse! 😉 Mine usually happen when I’m really tired, really hungry, or have a paper due soon. If it’s a combination of the three, then you’d better watch out because it’s NOT a pretty sight! 😛

  6. Jill on July 29, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Haaaha I can just see the look on my boyfriend’s face if I did that. He’d go and get me the salad, but he’d definitely be thinking I was completely off my rocker! Hahaha the Pilot is such a sweet guy!

  7. Sarah on July 29, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    This is pretty embarrassing but I remember when I was 15, my so-called “eating issues” were really bad (aka I wasn’t eating really at all.) I had made a promise to my nutritionist that I would drink a 16oz jamba juice for breakfast on the day of finals and my mom got up super early to pick one up for me while i got some last minute studying in. Anyway, long story short, she bought me an original size instead of a 16oz and I absolutely FLIPPED out. I was sobbing, accusing her of doing it on purpose, refusing to drink any of it at all.

    Yup. Good times. Eating disorders do some crazy shizzzz to human’s rational capacities…

  8. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on July 29, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Aww! I think this barely even counts as a real meltdown. You were prob so so hungry, plus pregnancy hormones, plus it was LATE! I feel so badly for you! I have had many a meltdown too, and I didn’t have any of those factors to blame it on! I hope that salad was really really good 😉

  9. Jaime on July 30, 2011 at 12:32 am

    umm, I am not even close to pregnant and have these moments on the regular…..there is def something wrong with me lol #snapoutofit <—- directed at myself, not you! hugs girl! <3

  10. Amanda on July 30, 2011 at 1:00 am

    lol, the post melt-down embarrassment is uhhhhh……yeah. I’ve melted down because I was so hungry I didn’t know I was hungry. My poor fiance’! Now he asks me when I last ate, lol.

  11. mi-an on July 30, 2011 at 1:05 am

    i always have a meltdown when i’m hungry!! i become hangry!! and i’m not even preggo!!

  12. An on July 30, 2011 at 2:34 am

    He he your post made me laugh…..only because I had exactly the same thing this week! My meltdown happened because the power went off around 8pm (a common occurence – we live in Africa), and for some reason our generator didn’t kick in, and as far as I was concerned it was the end of the world! I must have sobbed uncontrollably for over half an hour, even after the lights came back on….and I’m only 10 weeks. I think my hubby is a bit worried about that’s to come – but you’re right, it feels SO weird to be so out of control like that, and yes, embarrasing!! 🙂

  13. Donna Porter on July 30, 2011 at 2:47 am

    I can not tell you how many times my husband ended up at the Bowling Alley at Scott AFB during my second pregnancy buying Corn dogs!! LOL

  14. Dani Down Under on July 30, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I had a meltdown of epic proportions when I was 8 weeks pregnant with my first born (a son). I was craving toast. So I put some bread in the toaster. A couple of minutes later they popped up burnt. So I put two more slices of bread in. Again they popped up burnt, I got so upset – my husband found me on the kitchen floor sobbing and asked what was wrong and I wailed “I can’t even cook toast anymore” and continued to cry. Later we couldn’t stop laughing about it – but at the time I was truly devasted.

  15. Alyssa on July 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    HAHA!! I felt like I was on the edge of a breakdown SO often when I was pregnant. My husband says I wasn’t that bad but I think I was just quietly seething all the time. Pregnancy is so INTENSE man! So many crazy awesome things and so many things that make you feel like you’re not yourself. I remember going out to eat when I was first pregnant and asking the waiter for the whitest bread possible because the thought of whole grains made me want to puke and normally I’m HUGE into gnarly, seedy, wheaty bread. Took me a long time to get back into whole grains.

  16. Hayley @ Oat Couture on July 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh I have little breakdowns every now and again and i’m not even pregnant!! Generally around ‘that’ time of the month though so I do have some excuse, right?! 🙂 I definitely wouldn’t worry too much about them!! Your pilot seems like a sweetie who can more than cope with the odd meltdown! 🙂

  17. amanda on July 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    LOL that is classic!! I remember when i was 7 or 8 months pregnant and my thing was chocolate frozen yogurt. i cant have the reg ice cream because im lactose intolerant, anyway i went in the kitchen and my yogurt was gone! You would’ve thought the entire universe had stopped spinning with how upset i was, like screaming, crying having fits upset. We laugh now but i swear he just looked at me like i was possessed for a couple of hours afterwards.

  18. Kim on July 31, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    You are so adorable. I’m so glad you posted that! It makes me love you even more!

  19. Morgan on July 31, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I am just about 34 weeks pregnant, and I can honestly say I have had three ridiculously absurd emotional breakdowns just this past week….my husband calls them “episodes.” :0) I realize, even in the midst of my sobbing, that whatever I am crying about is often times totally irrational, and that usually makes me cry even harder! Luckily my husband has been very supportive, but I just know he thinks I am all kinds of crazy and can’t wait for this whole pregnancy ride to be over with!

  20. April on July 31, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Oh my lord, when DIDN’T I have a meltdown, while pregnant? My hubby tells everyone I’m a CRAAAAAZY lady when I’m pregnant. I remember going to Panera with my first pregnancy (I was on a SERIOUS asiago bagel kick so we went every Saturday morning) and HORROR upon HORRORS…they were completely out of asiago bagels. I had to fight back ANGRY tears and try not to throttle the cashier, my husband, whoever got in my way. LOL

  21. Molly on July 31, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    i had a panic attack once while driving back to college my freshman year- I was super stressed due to school/ study abroad/ life in general and the panic attack scared the crap out of me. wasn’t fun! I understand how sometime small at the time can make you feel “cray cray.” 🙂

  22. Sam @ Mom At The Barre on August 1, 2011 at 1:56 am

    That’s a really cute post. I can relate. I was crying all the time when I was pregnant. Anything would turn on the waterworks. A poignant Oprah episode. The Sarah McLachlan Animal Cruelty commercial. Sarah McLachlan songs in general. There were even moments when I would cry for no reason. Luckily I have a very supportive and understanding husband which it sounds like you do also!

  23. Katie @ Pop Culture Cuisine on August 1, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I am 33 weeks pregnant and although I would like to say I haven’t had a TON of emotional meltdowns, I have had a few. The most recent being at the County Fair, not being able to find our family so I could sit down and enjoy my meal. Instead I waited in line with my husband at a different booth for awhile, pouting, almost to the point of tears, and refused to eat a bite of my meal standing there because I wanted to “enjoy it sitting down.” Really the whole episode made no sense and my hubs just had to shrug and sort of look at me like I’m not sure what to do with you right now haha.

    It is so funny that at the time these bouts of crazy seem totally warranted and normal, but looking back it’s no wonder they must love us because putting up with those sorts of odd behaviors takes patience!

  24. Darci on August 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    oh man! bless your heart. you just wanted your salad so bad, lol! i’m a recent reader of your blog, thanks to my best friend’s suggestion, and i’m already a huge fan! your “fit pregnancy” is such inspiration to me since i’m quite the fitness buff myself (and freshly pregs at 13 weeks!) so keep up the good work! you give me (and i’m sure TONS of other women) plenty of motivation! keep up the good work.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      thanks girl! congrats to you on your little bun in the oven 🙂

  25. Stephanie on August 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    This reminds me of my pregnancy melt-down this weekend. My husband always eats his meal super fast and then picks off mine. Typically it is fine with me since I always get more than I can eat. But we had just gone on a hike and I was starving and thirsty. I was eating and literally did not realize that he had finished my chips and most of my drink. Normally this would be perfectly okay. But before I could even think I blurted out loudly and angrily “YOU ATE ALL MY FOOD!” People nearby turned. It was bad and I literally started laughing after as he looked mortified because it was as if the voice came from someone else. Didn’t even realize I was yelling! =) Hungry pregnant women are the worst! =)

  26. Amyg on August 1, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    you are so funny!

    I have that meltdown at least once a week! but its after my husband asks “what do you want for dinner?” and I cant decide so i start crying and blame it on him for not being able to make a decision and always having to ask me what i want etc etc.
    And then i tell him what i secretly crave… that man is PAY-SHANT!

    ;D isnt pregnancy fun??

  27. Carrie on September 29, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    It’s okay lovely lady!!! And hilarious…thank you for sharing that with us!!!

    Husbands are the best…I have had a few food-related meltdowns, usually of a monthly-hormonal relation. Once the blood sugar drops, run for cover…after ten years together he is the first one to jump in the car…

    Don’t forget, your man is a Soldier. And loves you VERY MUCH!!! 🙂

  28. lindsey on October 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    ha! hilarious…i had a similar episode over belgian waffles (can you BELIEVE that nobody in this town makes belgian waffles at 10 p.m.? absurd!). DH went to buy a waffle maker so that he could make me one…and the store was sold out. He couldn’t win. Be so thankful that you have an understanding husband who loves you!

  29. Alyssa on December 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    OMGoodness, he sounds just like my hubby. Poor guys are so sweet and patient, and get yelled at when Mama’s hungry. 🙂 I always feel terrible and apologize after a meltdown too. But we really are lucky that they care so much about us. Anyway, congrats! Your baby is almost full term. Yay!

  30. Katie O on February 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I’m 21 weeks now and just re-read this post and I’m feeling so much better about my recent meltdowns… it takes so little right now to send me on this careening angry/sad/frustrated path that leads to me being incapable of any rational thought!:
    2 weeks ago I had the mother of all meltdowns when we went to pick up our glider (a Christmas present from his mom) from Babies R Us (love that store!). I asked him if he was going to tie it down in the back of the truck and he said, “it’s pretty heavy, it’ll be fine”

    of course, as soon as we were going about 60 on the freeway it blew out the back…
    and watching him run down the freeway – opposite to traffic – creates a whole new emotional freak out

    on the way home, i pointed out that i had indicated to him that we should tie it down and he apologized for not listening me then told me off as I berated him for not EVER listening to me (which he totally does, but don’t tell that to a pregnant woman who is already losing it!). At which point crocodile tears started rolling down my face. I then proceeded to bolt out of the truck in front of our house and lock myself in our room (back to being a teenager much?).

    the chair was fine, by the way. 🙂

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