But as one woman found out, even the best-laid plans can go awry when it comes time to spill the baby beans. As Today.com reports, Shanee Gibson Hart of Fort Lewis, Wash., waited to tell her kids that she was expecting until they were in the backseat of the car and, lucky for us, caught their hysterical reactions on camera. The words, “I’m pregnant” had barely left Hart’s lips before son Tré throws both hands over his eyes, grunts dramatically, and fires back with an aggrieved, “What were you thinking?” (Like Hart was his prodigal teenage daughter and not his mother!)
The rant didn’t end there — Tré clearly had a lot more to say about becoming a big brother again. “Why you have to just get another baby? You just have two!” he added, gesturing to his little sister sitting contentedly in the car seat next to him. “This is exasperating!”
I’ve got to applaud Hart, who took the berating like a seasoned pro. She giggled at times, gently reassured her son that he and his sister could never be replaced, and even pointed out that Tré could help out with the new baby, a role the put-upon big brother had no interest in. “This makes no sense,” he said mournfully. After some coaxing, though, it looked like Tré was finally coming to a place of acceptance — on one condition: Mom had to buy him earplugs.
Watch the full video below– we dare you not to crack up!
Now it’s your turn: How did your family and friends handle the news that you were pregnant? Any surprising reactions?
For most of the 47-second video, the charming “Girls” actor sticks to the script. He introduces himself, says which charities he’s donating to, dumps a huge bucket of icy water on his head, and even yelps out some mild curses (natch). But then he nominates his unborn child!
“I’d like to nominate Baby O’Porter,” he says, and then turns the camera to his pregnant wife, Dawn O’Porter. The mom-to-be pours a glass of ice water over her obvious bump and lets out a little shriek. “So brave!” O’Dowd says in the final moments, a huge grin on his face. I’m calling it now — best baby announcement of the summer.
This will be the couple’s first child together; they were married in 2012.
Tell us: Would you try the Ice Bucket Challenge while pregnant?
Is it just me, or does pregnancy play around with your sense of time? The first trimester feels pretty normal, the second moves at warp speed, and the third? Well, it slogs along like a chain gang on its way to the gulag.
In what can only be described as a flash of genius, one savvy expectant couple compressed their entire nine-month journey into a six-second Vine video that’s already received over 9 million views. Even though it’s over almost as soon as it begins, the video titled “The 9 Month Vine” was a real labor of love for Ian Padgham and wife Claire Pasquier. Padgham, who creates Vines for various brands, asked Pasquier to stand in the same spot in the bathroom each month while he captured two frames of video, reports Yahoo! News. He spliced the shots together to create one awesome video. And the Vine has a happy ending, of course — the final second or two shows the new mom cradling her newborn. Aww.
In true Hollywood fashion, actress Amanda Peet debuted her bump on the red carpet at last night’s Emmys. Dressed in a flowy Giambattista Valli gown, the 42-year-old looked radiant next to husband David Benioff as they confirmed that baby number three is on his/her way, US Weekly reports. The couple are already parents to daughters Frances Pen, 7, and MollyJune, 4. Peet said her pregnancy is going well so far, though she admitted that she planned on getting comfy as soon as her red carpet duties were done. “I’ll be taking these heels off in a minute,” she said with a laugh.
Another mom-to-be took to the airwaves to share the news about her pregnancy. Today Show anchor and correspondent Jenna Wolfe let a photo of her ultrasound do the talking during a baby-themed segment on Friday, according to Today.com. After it flashed on the screen, she announced that she and partner Stephanie Gosk, an NBC News foreign correspondent, were expecting a daughter in February. This will be the second child for the couple; they’re already parents to daughter Harper, who turned 1 on Thursday. (Side note: First Savannah Guthrie, then Carson Daly, and now Jenna Wolfe — what’s in the water at 30 Rock?)