I couldn?t wait to hold my baby when I was pregnant. I just wanted to pull each day closer to my delivery date. I think all mothers have a certain connection to each other because we all share the extreme joy and pain that pregnancy and child rearing can bring.
When I started watching I?m Having Their Baby last year, I felt an ache in my heart. I realized that for some mothers the delivery date is something that they are probably trying to push back. Sometimes, you end up pregnant but you are just not ready to become a mother. The variety of the resources needed to raise a healthy and happy child hits you and you recognize that love is not enough. Seeing how bad it can be when families do not have the resources to raise children, I felt that I wanted to reach out to each mother and comfort them in their pain.
Thinking about adoption can be an exhausting journey. I imagine these mothers being pulled from many directions. Though they have different circumstances, they all share that self-inflicted guilt.? Am I being a good parent? Rather, am I even being a good person when I give up the baby? The father may or may not be involved but tension from him can also build up. There are also family members who may be pressuring you to make a decision that you are not too comfortable with. Ironically, these are the same people that the birth mother needs support from.? These mothers need all the love and support from the people they love, value, and hold important to them.
There was one point there that really made me cry. I mentioned the different people who can affect their decision but there are other people involved who may not be aware of everything that is going on yet. I felt sad for the older sibling who seemed to bond with the baby so naturally. He was doing a high five with the baby sister! I just couldn?t forget that scene. One consolation there was that the adoptive parents were not planning on whisking away the baby. In fact for some episodes, the birth parents can still visit the baby. I feel that this kind of openness will give everyone a chance to live better and be happier.
Revisit Jamie?s story from Season One with the ?I?m Having Their Baby:Raising Nayamah? webisode here!:
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Season 2 is coming up very soon , and you can watch at Oxygen.com/baby.? It reminds me of all those mothers who have shared their lives with us. Become sad with them, become happy with their decision, but above all, become hopeful. Remember them by catching the full first season of the series. Be sure to catch up on the full first season of the series, the web series, and get a sneak peek of season 2 at oxygen.com/baby .
?Oxygen Media premieres season two of the powerful docu-series I?m Having Their Baby on Wednesday, June 12 at 10 PM ET/PT!
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