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Sotiredsomuch Wed 27-Nov-19 21:05:02

Anyone watching?

I love stuff like this.

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yellowitsme Wed 27-Nov-19 21:16:41

Me 👋🏼

BlessedBeTheFruitCake Wed 27-Nov-19 21:20:35

I'm watching, love a baby program.

Cucumberinginplease Wed 27-Nov-19 21:26:57

Meeeeeee! It's like OBEM with extras 😁

Sotiredsomuch Wed 27-Nov-19 21:40:00

It’s brilliant!

Can’t wait to see the gay couple with their babies.

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Sotiredsomuch Wed 27-Nov-19 21:47:15

The lady with 5 kids is a pro.

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FrenchSchnoodle Wed 27-Nov-19 21:57:49

Flipping loving this

CurlsandCurves Wed 27-Nov-19 21:59:11

Loving it.

I absolutely adore babies but I do love watching these programmes knowing how lucky I’ve been to have my children. And to never have to go through it all again 😆

Mammyloveswine Wed 27-Nov-19 22:11:16

So pleased there's a thread!

Anyway here's my thoughts so far...

So many SIDS risks with syler and mo... especially the smoking! But also the blankets in the crib.

The woman with 5 kids looked to me like she struggled, the kids seemed overwhelmed and the dad seemed like he couldn't give a shit reading the bedtime story. But I imagine that the added pressure of the cameras didn't help at all. So I'm looking forward to seeing more of them.

The surrogate I was so surprised by! The two gay men, I'm sorry but seems like they are buying accessories. I hope I'm wrong. I suppose they are the stereotype of a gay couplet using a surrogate. I felt so sorry for the woman's husband. And the two older children will no doubt adapt but will be confused. And as for the surrogate, she works with the gay guy. Hats of to her. I couldn't do it.

The two boys, Elijah and Ezrah were just the sweetest! What a lovely family they all seem!

Loving it! Shame it's not all on iplayer!

Deepblueriver Wed 27-Nov-19 22:20:45

Oh I wondered if there was a thread on this!
Elijah and Ezra are so sweet. I really felt for their mum when she was crying because she was overdue.

The thing that gets me about the family with 5 children is the age gap. They are all so tiny. Do they have 5 under 5? The littlest is about the size of my baby and I couldn’t imagine having another one yet.

EleanorReally Wed 27-Nov-19 22:24:33

i hated seeing the car seat and the pram on surfaces like that, made me anxious.
and the smoking, fgs wash your hands or something

Sotiredsomuch Wed 27-Nov-19 22:27:31

I felt really sorry for the husband too. Would be such a strange thing to go through.

I’m not sure if it was quite 5 under 5 but close to it! I loved their second youngest little daughter. She seemed like a character and I love kids at that age.

The pram carry cot on the worktop made me anxious and also the baby lying in the pillow thing on the worktop too. Do babies really need to be on the worktop ever? grin

The two little boys were so lovely!

It’s making me very broody.

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Sparklehorse82 Wed 27-Nov-19 22:47:39

I'm glad I'm not the only one who was shouting about SIDs at the TV.

I loved it but I've been ttc my second for a while now and got my period again today ffs so tbh I shouldn't have watched. I feel quite tearful now. I long for another squidgy newborn in my arms.

The family of 5 - Jesus, hats off to them. My DH and I talk all the time about whether we could realistically manage 2 lol

TheUnquestionedAnswer Wed 27-Nov-19 23:13:39

The dad of five seemed a bit stressed. Amazing to see the gay couple watch the reveal of the preg test. I wonder if they have classes to show them what to do ie nappy changing etc

Pro 5 mum, no screeching or any bad language grin

EleanorReally Thu 28-Nov-19 06:25:13

The water birth, admittedly 5th, looked impressively easy!

WaterSheep Thu 28-Nov-19 06:46:51

The surrogate I was so surprised by! The two gay men, I'm sorry but seems like they are buying accessories.

I was also surprised by the surrogate. Her children really weren't that old, so I wonder how they will adapt when she comes home without the babies. I also wonder how involved they will be, her husband seemed reluctant, but she works with one of the dads.

Mo and Syler were frustrating viewing. The SIDS risks, the smoking, and the baby on the work surfaces. I feel like they would do better in a place of their own away from her family. It felt like a very chaotic environment.

CurlsandCurves Thu 28-Nov-19 09:13:49

The family of 5 had an au pair, so that will take some of the strain off.

The gay couple. One of the guys describing how they didn’t get a decent nights sleep for about a month when the pugs arrived. Only a month? They’re in for a shock then when the baby arrives 😆

Mammyloveswine Thu 28-Nov-19 09:36:15

@CurlsandCurves I laughed at the perfect cushions on the sofa grin

Mo seems immature, I know they are young but he doesn't seem like he's going to cope very well. Syler I actually thought seems quite natural!

I do love how sylers family embraced mo though! Also his English was great, he has developed a local accent too. Made me smile.

The visitors at the hospital though!

Drum2018 Thu 28-Nov-19 09:45:56

They’re in for a shock then when the baby arrives

Babies grin Isn't she having twins? I cringed watching him show off the converse/Uggs. Hope they have thought to buy useful things like nappies too hmm

I'd say Mo and Syler will have a few issues. Her mother seems too involved. I agree they need their own place.

Mammyloveswine Thu 28-Nov-19 09:48:15

@Drum2018 yes to the uggs and converse!

ValancyRedfern Thu 28-Nov-19 09:56:47

I caught a bit of this but couldn't bear to watch it. It brought the awfulness of having a newborn back to me so strongly. #neveragain

Dramaofallama Thu 28-Nov-19 10:44:34

I watched it also, interesting to see how others are adapting to newborns.
I currently have a 3 day old.

Mammyloveswine Thu 28-Nov-19 10:49:09

@Dramaofallama congratulations! I love the newborn days! If they stayed newborns I'd have a dozen!

2 year olds on the other hand... grin

MyDcAreMarvel Thu 28-Nov-19 10:54:01

Mo made me really angry, the smoking the leaving Syler to look after the baby in the night. And that blanket! Why did the midwifes/hv not explain safe sleeping to them?

SnugglySnerd Thu 28-Nov-19 10:55:14

I loved this last night. I was also worried about all the smoking and that blanket!

I quite enjoyed seeing families in their normal homes with toys and things everywhere. It made me feel like my house is ok. I think I compare it too much with the show home type images you normally see on property programmes!

The water birth looked so easy. I'm sure it wasn't but nice to see. I loved her little toddler. So cute!

I felt sorry for the surrogate's dh and also for her when the time comes to hand over the babies she's been carrying. I could not do that. I wondered if the gay couple had each donated sperm for ivf and if so if they have biologically fathered one twin each.

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