Movies + New Mom = Nervous Breakdown

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While I was pregnant and now that I have a baby, it's been really hard for me to watch (or read) any bad news about babies—in fact, I just don't tune in. For example I know that there's a girl named Caylee Anthony and that something bad happened to her, but I don't know what it was and I don't want to know. I just can't bear it.


It's even hard for me to read books or watch movies that are fiction, like Gone Baby Gone, which is about a little girl that goes missing. But for some reason, I forced myself to watch that one. I won't spoil it for you, but the reason you think your heart is going to break at the beginning of the movie is not at all the reason your heart breaks at the end.

I don't know if I could have made it through tearjerkers like Terms of Endearment or Stepmom if I had had kids when I watched them. So I could totally relate to lilsugar's post Do Movies Affect You Differently Now That You're a Mom? She had a really hard time watching the Changeling, the film for which Angelina Jolie was nominated for a best actress Oscar. I had a mini anxiety attack just hearing what the movie was about.

How about you? Do you have a hard time watching or reading the news now that you're a mom? What about watching movies? If you have watched anything particularly upsetting, please tell me what to avoid.

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