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Cut the Cord: The Commercial That Made This Pregnant Lady Cry

Yellow school bus against blue skyOne of the things you may not know about me is that I’m not a huge crier. I don’t get all gushy about girly stuff. I don’t get emotional at the end of sappy movies. I don’t get weepy at weddings. And I actually pride myself on never having once cried at a commercial.

Until last night. My husband and I were watching a show from our DVR queue and I usually fast forward through the commercials, but I was too tired to get up and grab the remote. So the commercials were running and I got hit smack in the face with this one. It is literally 30 seconds long and at the end my husband glanced at me, his jaw dropped, and he exclaimed, “Oh my God, ARE YOU CRYING?!”

Damn you, pregnancy hormones! I’ve officially become the stereotypical weepy woman. I could feel my little baby boy kicking me in the ribs, all nestled in my body, and all I could think was–I’m going to blink and he’s going to be getting on the school bus…! Cue bittersweet, nostalgic, burning tears.

The commercial is even appropriately titled “Cut the Cord”. This commercial illustrates that the umbilical cord being cut is just the first of hundreds of moments when your child will take giant leaps away from you. This commercial reminded me that my pregnancy is the closest this baby and I will ever be!

I mean, come on. This pregnant lady didn’t stand a chance.

Photo credit: iStock

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