For a real guy’s guy, even his own daughter’s pregnancy announcement is no big deal, right? Well, of course that’s what he’d like people to think!
But one grandpa-to-be caught on hidden camera showed just how excited he really was inside to find out the big news, even if he wasn’t willing to let on.
The fun hidden video, posted to YouTube, shows what happened: An expecting couple posted a sign to a wall in the house announcing the news that a new baby was due. Then, they roll a hidden camera as the grandparents-to-be came home from an outing. The pair enters the house to discover the sign. Surprise!
Grandma ends her phone call abruptly, and immediately hoots and hollers with excitement. “We’re going to be grandparents!” she shouts. But grandpa simply stands by, keeping his cool while processing the information.
Well, as soon as grandma leaves the room, and he finds himself alone, he jumps in the air and clicks his heels. Sure enough, real men flip their lids over pregnancy announcements too.
Even though the video actually went live in 2013, with the baby due last spring, it’s now going viral. The clip has 2.1 million YouTube views.
See for yourself why people can’t get enough of this man’s sweet (secret!) reaction:
I’ll tell you what I was doing when I was eight months pregnant with my twins, right about this time last year: I was riding around in a motorozed cart at Target because I was too winded, and too big, to even walk the aisles for those last-minute essentials!
Well, eight-months-pregnant mom Nikki Taylor is much more mobile—and in great spirits, too.
The expecting Illinois mom choreographed a high-energy dance routine, which she performed alongside her six-year-old daughter in a video that’s now going viral. The clip showing the mother-daughter dance got 20 million views over just the first 48 hours alone, and now has more than 22 million views and 600,000 shares since Nikki posted it to Facebook on June 26!
As the two dancers get ready to perform together in front of a wall of family photos, daughter Jaylyn sets the stage. Speaking right to the camera with her missing front teeth, she introduces herself and her mom, saying, “My mom is going to rock. But don’t laugh at her!” Then the song “Watch Me” by rapper Silento comes on, and the two turn on the energy.
she kills me, im winded.. but this is as good as it gets lmao
I write about a lot of pregnancy announcements around here, including fun surprises. But rarely does an expecting mama have as big of an audience for her pregnancy announcement surprise as does a star at a huge summer blockbuster movie premiere!
Illustrating that point was Evangeline Lilly, who turned up on the red carpet in Los Angeles for her new movie Ant-Man in a color-blocked black and white gown that clearly showed off her pregnancy. So how’s that for a high-profile announcement?
“It’s so great. I feel wonderful,” the star told People at the event. But she added, “I have to say, high heels and doing a red carpet is starting to ache.”
This will be Lilly’s second child with beau Norman Kali, whom she met on the set of Lost. Of the second-time experience, she added, “My first one, I was 30, now I’m 35. I’m much more tired this time. The last time I was off work, I had no children, I had a partner who was busy working 18 hours a day, so I had all day to meditate and love on my baby and just be pregnant.”
Back then she told us that she’s glad when her professional decisions dovetail nicely with her family life. “The Hobbit is great family entertainment. Ant-Man will be great family entertainment. The Squickerwonkers is for the whole family. I think that’s the kid in me coming out. I never really grew up,” she said.
Well, critics let her have it, unsurprisingly. Media pros and amateurs were quick to point out what they perceived to be her hypocrisy; they pointed out she became a paid spokesperson for abstinence after she became an unwed teen mom in 2008.
But by Sunday, Palin had had enough. And she went right back to Patheos to speak out—but this time with a decidedly different tone.
“I made a mistake, but it’s not the mistake all these giddy a$$holes have loved to assume,” she wrote. “This pregnancy was actually planned. Everyone knows I wanted more kids, to have a bigger family. Believing I was heading that way, I got ahead of myself. Things didn’t go as planned, but life keeps going. Life moves on.”
She also sought to clarify for the record that she was not technically a paid abstinence spokesperson, but rather an employee of the group The Candie’s Foundation, which emphasizes abstinence as well as contraception for teens. Mostly, she wanted to point out that this latest pregnancy makes her feel stronger than ever about her pro-life stance.
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“It’s the worst feeling in the world having to hide your pregnancy… I am going to hide my pregnancy as long as I can.”
Pregnant CEO Talia Goldstein wrote those words in her journal in 2012 when she found out she was expecting. She was in the throes of fundraising for her dating startup, Three Day Rule, and she was afraid that investors would be scared off by her pregnancy.
Despite her business pedigree—a former producer at E!, a member of a tech incubator program, and even a presenter on Shark Tank—she knew investors had biases against pregnant women. And she wasn’t wrong: One popularly known investor even wrote a blog post back in those days about pregnant entrepreneurs, which included the line: “A pregnant CEO/founder is going to fail her company.”
To hide her pregnancy, she did things like wear trench coats to meetings—even when temperatures were in the 80s.
But since those days, she’s built her business to a six-city enterprise with 30 employees, and closed a big round of funding with IAC/Match—the world’s biggest dating site. In short, she’s proved all the haters wrong.
That’s why, now that she’s pregnant with her second child, she’s going public. She wrote an opinion piece in Fortune about her past struggles, and her decision to be upfront this time around: “Things are different this time, though. As I look around the tech events I attend, I see more and more women. Although we still have a long way to go, there are more women joining the industry every day,” she wrote.
And she’s determined to take an active role in making things different for those who come after her, too: “Now, as I begin another round of fundraising, I am determined to take a stand. I have proven that it is possible to do both: to be a great mom and to run a successful startup. This time, I won’t hide my pregnancy, and I won’t be afraid of what investors might think. This isn’t just an argument about ‘having it all.’ This is about having the opportunity to show that we can.”