Friday, September 30, 2011


    I have a small confession to make; I’m addicted to the show Teen Mom.  I know, I know, it’s a ridiculous fake reality TV show and they are making money off of these poor teenagers who got themselves in this bad situation.  But, I can’t help but enjoy it.  You see, when we first found out S was pregnant, I went and put EVERYTHING even slightly baby related into our Netflix watch instantly queue and have watched all sorts of silly (and some great) movies.   So far I/we have watched (from what I can remember): Look Whose Talking, Babies, In The Womb, about 5 minutes worth of Baby Geniuses, Junior, Making Grace, For Keeps, Accidentally on Purpose, Nine Months, The Object of My Affection, The Business of Being Born, Science of Babies, and now Teen Mom.  And while I’m totally into Teen Mom, it is making me a bit nervous about being a stay at home mom.  I think that it’s given me at least a little bit more of an idea of what it will be like to be at home alone with a baby, and frankly, it looks hard.  It’s been a really long time since I was last around a baby for more than just an hour or two, so I’m starting to think that I’m not remembering all of the crying and diapers and stress a baby can bring quite a clearly as I think that I do.  Hopefully little Jude isn’t a colicky baby who cries all day and hates life, hopefully he will be the happy little joyful boy that I’ve imagined him to be.  And if not, well at least I’m not a broke, futureless18 year old with a looser boyfriend who I fight with all of the time and who doesn’t help with anything.   And at least I won’t be crying on TV if I am crying at all (it’s one of my goals in life to never be on TV crying).  So, anyone else a Teen Mom fan that will admit it?  Oh and by the way, S thinks I’m totally ridiculous and refuses to watch it at all


  1. Me.

    I used to watch obsessively while on mat leave. I'd whisper to Bird "I at be a mess, but at least I'm not 16!"

  2. LOL.

    I've never seen this show but occasionally when staying somewhere with cable I'll stumble upon similar shows and it's hard NOT to watch them, so I can just picture you there, starting horrified at the television.

    Jude will be a pleasure. Even when he cries.

  3. UHG YES. I've seen every episode. LOVE it. (shhhh)

  4. I take great pleasure out of trashy reality TV. I also feared colic and would recommend reading Happiest Baby on the Block. The other Heather said it saved her life and I know a couple who are using the technique now and loving it.

  5. hi :-) i'm new to your blog. since i share your guilty pleasure for teen mom, you have naturally become one of my new favorite reads! my girlfriend does not understand why i like the show either, but it is just so engrossing! i think they like to emphasize the challenges a new baby brings. i'm sure it will be much easier on you, and you won't call dr. phil to go cry about it on TV.