This weather has me craving blankets, hot chocolate, and all the chick flicks that a girl can handle. There’s just nothing better than nestling up under the covers and settling in for some relaxing entertainment! With that in mind, I’ve compiled my list of Top 5 Make-You-Laugh-Til-You-Cry Expectant Parent films. (Try and say that 3 times fast!)
5- I LOVE my babies, why would I want to push them away?
Away We Go is a quirky dramedy which stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph as an expectant couple searching for the right place to raise their children. Along the way they stumble upon the most extreme of parenting stereotypes- and manage to sneak in a visit to a great Canadian city- Montreal! This awkwardly endearing film will absolutely leave you and your partner with speaking points as you wait for your little one’s arrival. Check out the trailer here.
4-Pregnant…. with emotion?
Another Canuck-Connected film, Knocked Up is a classic! With a hilarious cast- and the scene stealing Apatow children- this movie will clearly soothe even the most frazzled of nerves while you anticipate your big day. Watch along as Seth Rogen’s character turns his life from unmotivated slacker to educated Daddy-to-be. Have a look at the trailer for some of the classic one-liners.
3- I have a feeling that you are CRM1014 are going to make beautiful babies together.
The first of two Jennifer Lopez movies on my list, I have to say that I adore watching The Back Up Plan. This film is full of heart, and features a Clock-Ticking Mama-to-be who met The One about twenty minutes after being inseminated. Maybe it’s because of my career choice, but I can never get enough of the scene where hottie Alex O’Loughlin is trying to push a double-wide stroller through a busy baby store. Certainly worth a look on a blustery winter afternoon!
2- I will be 100% committed to this, half the time.
My number Two choice was SOCLOSE to being my number One! Friends with Kids is a witty take on modern parenting. Written, produced and starring Jennifer Westfeldt, this movie follows three couples- Happily married, unhappily married, and not even thinking about getting married! It’s certainly worth a watch as 6 adults deal with life challenges and changes in New York City. This movie also gave me insane wardrobe jealousy! Find the trailer here.
1- Making a human being is really hard.
Okay guys, my number one- and the number one of MANY ladies I spoke with, is the epic What to Expect When You’re Expecting. The inspirational book was featured in every single movie that I’ve mentioned on this list, and has been a best-seller for 25 years. Fast-forward to the 2012 movie and you’re getting a Cliff’s Notes version with plenty of comedy to boot. The ensemble cast works well together, and the interlacing storylines are sure to strike a chord with all kinds of viewers. You can see the trailer here, but I cannot take any responsibility for you having Frankie Goes to Hollywood stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
When watching these movies I couldn’t help but notice the plethora of products featured that we carry here at Fab Baby Gear. MacLaren Strollers feature prominently, as do any and all Skip Hop Zoo products! But you can also see Born Free bottles, 7 AM Bunting Bags, Lamaze developmental toys and the gorgeous Aden and Anais blankets. Be sure to visit our Facebook Page today to enter our Fab Faves at the Movies contest- you could win a set of 2 super-soft, super-useful Aden and Anais muslin swaddling blankets. The perfect product for bundling your little one, covering your child from the sun’s rays in the summer, or wearing as a scarf or nursing cover yourself!