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Viral Pregnancy Videos: The Top 5 of 2014!

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

viral pregnancy videoGive me a good viral pregnancy video and I’ll watch it 20 times in a row while laughing, crying, gasping, clutching my heart — you get the gist. (Fortunately, watching them is actually part of my job description!) Especially because I was pregnant for much of 2014, the year’s best videos on the subject got me right in the gut. Here are my absolute favorites of the year.

5. “From Bump to Buzz”

This video makes my list as a placeholder for the whole category of time-lapse and stop-motion pregnancy videos that trended this year. There’s nothing like watching the adventure of pregnancy — such an intense journey, at times spectacular and at times arduous — play out right before your eyes. Bonus: The dad in this video, who is Tom Fletcher of the English band McFly, wrote the moving song that plays throughout. Total views: 10.5 million.

4. “Bawling Dad to Be”

This video slays me because it focused on the moment a dad-to-be learns he has a baby on the way. It’s such a sweet, wonderful, unique moment in time—and one the whole family will be glad was captured on camera! Total views: close to 1.4 million.

3. “#ShareaCoke with the McGillicuddys”

While those personalized Coca-Cola cans were making the rounds this summer — the ones that say “Share a Coke With…” followed by a name or title — one family was inspired to make what at first looked like an actual Coke ad. But it later reveals itself to be a most awesome pregnancy announcement. Total viewers: over 4 million.

2. “Valet Baby”

Because I was pregnant myself when I saw this video, I watched it with intense anxiety—and gratitude that I lived just 10 minutes’ drive from my delivery hospital! The insanely dramatic 10-minute clip on YouTube showed a GoPro camera-wearing dad’s capture of not only his epic race to the hospital with his wife in labor—but the baby’s sidewalk birth too! Total views: close to 5 million.

1. “I’m So Pregnant”

Let me count the ways I love this parody video of Iggy Azalea’s “Famous,” on the WhatsUpMoms YouTube channel. First of all, I was eight months pregnant when it came out this summer, and related to every word. Second, it’s so catchy, I literally sing the spoof words in my head every time the real song that inspired the parody comes on the radio! Total viewer count now? More than 14 million (though I may account for a couple million of those myself).

What was your favorite pregnancy video of the year?

Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift
Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift
Baby Announcement Wrapped in a Surprise Gift

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Alesandra Dubin is a new twin mom, as well as a Los Angeles-based writer and the founder of home and travel blog Homebody in Motion. Follow her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

Photo courtesy of YouTube/WhatsUpMoms

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Fun Pregnancy Announcement: One Couple’s News Goes Viral on YouTube

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Our family’s reaction to our pregnancy announcement just before Thanksgiving dinner last year is a blur. I remember it one way, my husband remembers it another. Were there 10 seconds of stunned silence, or 30? Was it my cousin or my mother-in-law who first blurted out “Are you joking?!” (Apparently we’d had our families pretty well convinced we weren’t going for babies any time soon!) It was a joyful, thrilling moment — but one that shall have to remain somewhat mysterious in our memories forevermore.

Not so for one couple, Katharine and Kris Camilli. When they announced Katherine’s pregnancy to various loved ones, they recorded it each and every time.

The pair gathered their loved ones in groups, and asked each to pose for a photo. But instead of taking a still pic, they took a series of video recordings — and instead of the typical “Say cheese!” they went with “Kat’s pregnant!” and captured each precious, surprised reaction.

The family pictured above is one example. I loved their screams! Mom-to-be Kat isn’t pictured, but she and dad-to-be each appear in other clips.

The family edited all the moments together into one YouTube video — which has over 750,000 views in just the first few days. Check it out, and try not to choke up just a little.

How did you announce your pregnancy to loved ones?

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Photo: Courtesy of YouTube/Themichaels

 

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See Dad-to-Be Get Choked Up in the Sweetest Viral Pregnancy Announcement Video Ever

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Sorry, just give me a second. I’m still a little choked up over this viral video.

Now then, I’m back. And just try not to tear up yourself when you see this one: In order to share the news that she is pregnant, wife Erika wraps up a special gift for hubby Jacob and rolls camera as he unwraps it. As the spouses are both are huge fans of animation in general and the movie Up in particular, she’s bought him an art print of that film’s famous house sitting atop Paradise Falls.

It’s a sweet enough gesture, and doubly sweet that Jacob thinks she’s drawn the pretty thing herself, when in fact she bought it from Etsy.

But what’s on the back is the real kicker: There, she wrote him a poem (continuing a tradition: he wrote her a children’s book when he proposed) that reveals how their future together will unfold — with a baby on the way.

Jacob gets so emotional, he can’t even read it out loud, and turns his back to the camera while he composes himself. It’s such a beautiful moment captured on film, and Erika’s poem is just magical. Read it below and watch the video here. It might be the best thing you see all day.

Adventure Is Out There
By Erika Jackson

Adventure is out there!
I know this to be true
All my greatest adventures
Have always been with you

Adventure is out there!
You always make it so
Whenever inhibition finds me
You remind me to let go

Adventure is out there!
And it will always be
Now that the two of us
Are soon becoming three!

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Photo courtesy of YouTube/Erika Jackson

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This Is How Gwen Told Gavin She Was Pregnant…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Telling your mate that you’re pregnant is a really big deal—and lots of us like to do it up in style. But when Gwen Stefani discovered she was expecting her third child, baby Apollo, her method of sharing the news with hubby Gavin Rossdale was a little more unconventional.

As Us Weekly reports, in an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show yesterday, Gavin spilled the beans on how Gwen told him. “I got this email on the road, from Gwen, and the title was in capitals, ‘LOOK WHAT YOU DID TO ME NOW.’ I was like, ‘What is this?’ My blood pressure went through the roof. And I opened the e-mail, and it was the pregnancy stick.’”

It wasn’t exactly the most romantic way to share the big news, but I’m thinking it’s kind of like how your oldest child gets the completely filled in baby book and thousands of pictures of every milestone along they way, while the second and third kids kind of get the short shaft. For instance, we made three photo books documenting my oldest daughter’s arrival, while there’s one slim volume for my youngest.

Tell us: How did you tell your mate that you were expecting? Did your announcements get a little less elaborate with each additional pregnancy?

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Image: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, by DFree / Shutterstock.com

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Which 7th Heaven Star Is Expecting?

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

It’s baby #2 for 7th Heaven and The Secret Life of the American Teenager alum Beverley Mitchell, who announced that she and husband Michael Cameron are expecting early next year. Her big announcement came via her WhoSay account: “#tbt to the place where Michael asked me to marry him, and this past year where we stood as a family of three! Can’t believe in 2015 we will be a family of 4!!!”

Beverley is already the mom to daughter Kenzie Lynne, who was born in March 2013.

Congrats to the happy couple—and looking forward to hearing all about their new arrival in the next few months!

Tell us: How did you share your baby news with the your friends and family? (And if you’re looking for ideas, check out these creative ways to share the big baby news.)

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Image: Courtesy of the Cameron Family

 

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