The Baby Bomb(43 Posts)
Did anyone else catch this?
I was stunned by how rude Pete was to Madi at the restaurant.
One of the things I enjoyed most about the Baby Bomb was the music!
I was hoping the BBC would provide a track list somewhere, perhaps in the credits or online, but no.
So, I went through all 4 episodes on iPlayer using Soundhound on my 'phone and identified most of it - 43 tracks in total.
Here's a link to my playlist on Spotify in case anyone else would enjoy it. open.spotify.com/user/11368071/playlist/40bBxHNq2DkUYHZN3N7kwo
I'm so sad this has finished, loved the programe.
Pita, I think madi's families story showed how hard it is to be out of your support network and 'home' environment. Something I truly sympathise with.
I watched the final episode last night on iplayer.
I think the series was quite interesting - it shows that the challenges of early parenthood (competitive tiredness, who does most, whose life is harder etc) is the same whatever age you choose to have your babies. I had my first at 30 and the conversations DH and I were having in the first few weeks are scarily similar to some of the
arguments conversations the couples were having in the series. I know most of our friends who have children had similar arguments conversations in the first few weeks/months of DC1 (not really with DC2+).
The sleep deprivation and bone tiredness of the early days
and the following two years if you happen to have non-sleeping DC like mine is a killer whatever age you are.
The cut is interesting as well. Up until the fourth episode Charlotte is portrayed as an unreasonable nag bag. But in the fourth episode they turn it around so that Shaun seems like the unreasonable one. Just goes to show you can't really judge any of the couples based on what we saw - it's all in the cut.
I have to say I particularly enjoyed the soundtrack.
Realmumma, I thought he was gay, I'm really suprised. You sound like you know more than you are letting on! Go on spill the beans!!
The flats are in Lewisham, right by the station.
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coco's right - if I'm right then those flats are not cheap and were built within the last 5 years (nr canary wharf) http://www.galliardhomes.com/property/indescon_court__london_e14
Although a whole block of that development is social housing as they could not get planning permission otherwise
Only caught this show just now so no idea who Madi is (sorry) but pita sounds very sensible and balanced on this thread.
Another here who thinks Madi looked great, not just the hair. I lived on my nightdress for 3 months after the birth my baby, I don't know how she did it.
I am glad they've left the show and live their lives in privacy and enjoy their baby boy, the show was too negative about all of them.
Glad to hear about Finn's sleep Madi.
I had a look at your blog too and I am in awe of your knitting skills - my approach is more knotting than knitting!
I was just going to post to defend Madi, thought her and Esther were the nicer girls in the show, but I see she's already defended herself!
My DH and I watched the show and both commented on how catty and petty the other girls were about the meal. You can't always leave a breastfed baby, if they won't take a bottle it's cruel to leave them with a stranger knowing they'll be hungry and wanting mum. Also noticed the show seemed desperate to pin PND on her, when she seemed fine to me. I guess PND makes better TV?
It will be interesting to see how the girls get on. Must be very difficult having a child young.
They may feature in other episodes? The only reason I could think of for a replacement couple is if another couple left...
who is the extra couple in the videos on bbc, by the way? Why aren't they being shown in the TV series?
Point taken re: Pete. I suppose we all forget how things are edited when watching a TV show.
Hope the rest of the series goes well for you as it is aired.
Your baby is very cute, too. :-)
jelepomme, as you say...the first few months are difficult. I just wish they were showing a more balanced picture. I'm sure Madi does too 8-)
It's odd that families do that sort of thing, when they've been in the same position and any opinions a new mother has are just down to hormones apparently. No, actually...I'm pretty sure I don't want you staring at my boob as I breastfeed.
All the people who took part, despite differing opinions, were just trying to do the best for their babies and family overall. I hope that is shown by the end of the series and that it wasn't a massive stitch up for those concerned.
*... doubt "there will" be a follow up. D-oh!
Madi has probably read comments on reviews of the show, and will probably be very disappointed that people deem all the people on the show to be chavs on benefits. Pete's a hard working graduate and Madi is currently on maternity leave. Meaning her and Pete share all bills and living expenses, contrary to Shannon and Charlotte's conversation would have people think.
I don't believe that Madi has read an accurate statement on how Pete wooed her and she's probably regretting ever taking part in the series. All that being said, I know that Madi, Pete and Finn are a very happy loving little family, despite whatever else this series may try to portray.
Well, the show touched a nerve for me, so I am pleased the young people had the guts to take part as I feel it does highlight just how difficult it can be for those first few months. Like I said, wish I'd seen it before ttc, might have opened my eyes a bit.
Re Madi, I can remember my family engineering occasions when my son was 2 weeks old. I flew off the handle at them,
because I couldn't cope with a massive family reunion two weeks post partum, cheers mil so can't imagine what that would be like with the added pressure of a film crew.
I really think the young people come across as doing very well, and that the worst bits have been pulled out for us to view. That wouldn't be fair on any of us.
PeoniesPlease - I think Peonies are Madi's favourite flower so she would think you have impeccable taste ;P I think a big deal was made out of Finn being unsettled (due to new environment perhaps?) and PND speculation because of very little conflict in their family. Happy families don't make for good TV. I hear Finn sleeps very well since returning home
Thingiebob - I hope there is some positive footage too, as I believe it wasn't all doom and gloom. All the parents doted on their beautiful babies.
CurlyKiwiControl - I'm sure Madi would blush and say that she started a blog if you wanted to check it out...http://finnsforest.wordpress.com/ and that she loves meeting like minded mums, so if you're not far away, coffee is part of her balanced diet (a mug in each hand)
To girliefriend she would say, don't apologise. If she had been on the other end she would've thought the same. Madi enjoyed these shows when pregnant (especially Cherry Healey) but I think since filming she knows how contrived they are
Mooseh, Madi would say you were well informed. The show focuses on the negatives of early parenthood. It would be interesting to see how they are all getting on now. Though, I've heard the majority of the contributors are very disappointed with the series, so I doubt they'll be a follow up.
I felt the show was unreasonable in portraying the women in a bad light. Of course it got across some good points in doing so - tiredness, grouchy grumpiness, but you can tell some of the situations were engineered to exploit that, or there was more going on than what you were seeing.
I just find watching it back how hypocritical everyone is without realising it (bar the single mum, of course, who seemed lovely the few times she appeared). I know we all judge people on TV or in the street (or even within our social circles), but fail to realise how similar we are. I think Shannon was a great example of this - openly criticising the others, only to do exactly the same herself. God knows I am awful for it too with certain things.
It will be interesting to see the second episode, hopefully it will be more positive. I don't hold out all that much hope though. I heard at one point one of the people in it had to talk about the same subject in 8 different scenes.. if that's true then either we are going to get an awful lot of the same thing, or a bit of nasty cherry picking with the cuts.
I would say to madi if she came across this googling the show I thought she was ace and the nicest girl there. I'm a young mum too, and I wish I had met someone like you to be friends with.
Yes I think I would have lost part of my mind during the first year if I hadn't discovered Mumsnet!
(And I would also say to Madi that Mumsnet can be a fantastic source of support for parents of all ages. Don't just judge it by this thread. There are some boards which offer advice and support to parents of babies who do not sleep for example.)
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