I want my mommy
January 10, 2014 3:05 PM   Subscribe

We're pregnant! For the first time. Just found out this week. I feel the uncontrollable need to watch emotional tear jerker youtube videos about moms/parenthood. Example 1 Example 2. What d'ya got for me, Metafilter?
posted by corn_bread to Human Relations (17 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Call The Midwife is the obvious choice if you have Netflix. (Though I realize you asked for youtube recs.)
posted by Sara C. at 3:11 PM on January 10, 2014

This ad from British Airways is wonderful and I am totally sobbing. Mazel tov!
posted by mochapickle at 3:18 PM on January 10, 2014 [7 favorites]

Publix commercials.
posted by nonane at 3:22 PM on January 10, 2014

Okay it's a video, but of a song. Helen Reddy's You and Me Against the World. Mom used to sing this to me when I was small. I can't listen to it without wailing...and my mom isn't even gone.
posted by kimberussell at 3:23 PM on January 10, 2014

OK, this is NetFlix rather than YouTube, but: shortly after mr. muffins and I got pregnant, I wound up watching this episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine where Chief O'Brien's daughter gets lost in a time-hole and comes out 10 years older. Then he and Keiko have to painstakingly get to know her all over again. It made me cry my eyes out.
posted by trunk muffins at 3:35 PM on January 10, 2014

you asked for it
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 3:37 PM on January 10, 2014

Seconding Publix....Have Fun
posted by BozoBurgerBonanza at 3:59 PM on January 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

Give my daughter the shot!!!
posted by pantarei70 at 4:53 PM on January 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

Forever young pampers commercial is great.
posted by JujuB at 4:55 PM on January 10, 2014

Here's a youtube rec that's a trailer for a movie. Makes me tear up even thinking about it, but I'm a sentimental fool for my (ever growing) babies.
posted by mamabear at 5:36 PM on January 10, 2014

Famous Monster, and all, you're killing me. We're almost 18 years in and I haven't gotten over this yet. Expect a long (happy) ride. And CONGRATULATIONS!!
posted by ms_rasclark at 5:55 PM on January 10, 2014

Not sure this one's a tear-jerker, but it's pretty dang cute.
posted by lettuce dance at 6:20 PM on January 10, 2014

The P&G Olympics "Thanks Mom" commercial from 2012 is equally tear inducing / awesome.

Here you go.
posted by kellygrape at 6:24 PM on January 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

Watch this amazing video of a baby being washed by nurses at a hospital in France, set to vaguely Japanese koto spa/new agey music. It shows technique and is incredibly peaceful and beautiful. It probably won't jerk tears, but it will make you feel very zen about your future.
posted by cior at 7:28 PM on January 10, 2014 [2 favorites]

Going nuclear: Dumbo. "Baby Mine." (Congrats!!)
posted by kickingthecrap at 10:08 PM on January 10, 2014 [4 favorites]

Or, I want my daddy. 1:07, and then... 4:14 "here it goes...get ready" O.M.G. Sing it, girl!
posted by ms_rasclark at 9:35 AM on January 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

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