Sometimes I watch TLC. Sometimes I watch ‘A Baby Story’, ‘Make Room for Multiples’ and ‘Baby’s First Day’ on TLC. Sometimes I watch all of these shows for a solid two hours in the afternoon. I don’t know why I do this, but I can’t stop myself! Something about watching other people go through this makes me feel like I’m preparing myself for the big event. I close my eyes and hold my breath during the intense moments, but I do make it through the entire show without passing out.
Sometimes, the women on the show are so calm throughout the whole labor and delivery process – this gives me hope. But sometimes, the women go crazy. I mean CRAZY! Screaming, wailing, crying, grabbing their husbands neck and squeezing until their heads pop off – they say things like, “I can’t do this, I change my mind!” – this makes me afraid. I don’t want to go crazy! But they always get their sanity back immediately after they hear the baby’s first cry – this makes me happy.
While I watch these shows, I get a little teary eyed at the moment the baby first arrives. Something about life coming into the world right before your eyes – how can you help but get emotional!? What a miracle!!
However, I have never cried during these shows as hard as I did the first time I saw this Pampers commercial. If you want a good cry, go ahead and watch this. Be sure and turn up the music – it really adds to the emotional torture.
Seriously, I shed tears during a diaper commercial. Is this normal or is this just because I’m pregnant? Please tell me I’m normal.
– MJ –