Does It Hit You Harder?

For the last few years of my life, I’ve been addicted to a few ‘night time dramas’ (or whatever you call them) such as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and Law & Order SVU.

They’ve always been good shows, but ever since having Stella, they make me CRY.

It’s ridiculous. Every scene that involves children in sad/difficult/terrible situations…I bawl. If (like on PP tonight) it’s a Mother giving up her baby… I bawl. Anything involving mothers and children… I’m crying.

Holy crap. I think about Stells…and me…and me and Stells…and I cry.

It’s ridiculous.

Please say I’m not alone.


  1. Definitely not alone.

  2. I haven't watch television in a while now. And even if I do, it is some music…But I can imagine…and you are not alone…I just need to read a newspaper, some account of some crime involving babies/children and I shudder.

  3. Yup! I cry like a baby!! PP was hard this week! Oh my!

  4. I know!! You are definitely not alone! I have been noticing this so much myself. Even my husband was saying just the other day how it is funny how every movie and tv show with anything involving children affects him completely differently now. Scenes that seemed unimportant before, especially father/daughter ones, now really hit him. Crazy how our little people affect us! 🙂

  5. ha ha – I had a post drafted (but never posted it) about how I can't even watch SVU anymore after having my boys. We used to watch it ALL the time. The new shows, the reruns, the marathons, etc. Now I can't stand it. The thoughts of those things happening to MY kids makes me sick.

  6. Definitely not alone!! I wrote about this a few weeks ago and from the comments I got it seems like all moms are the same way. Before I had chloe I didn't get it. Now I totally do.

  7. I can't even watch them anymore. Especially PP with all the scary pregnancy stories. Can't handle it!

  8. Definitely hits me harder! I cried several times during PP this week. My husband just looks at me and shakes his head 🙂

  9. The same thing happened to me when I got married. Stuff with spouses dying or whatever didnt really bug me. Now, I cant even THINK about PS I Love You without totally watering up. It sounds cheesy, but I think anytime you open up and love someone in a new way that youve never loved anyone before you are susceptible to getting soo hurt. And its scary and it manifests itself kind of subconciously (like when youre watching tv). But thats just my take. And I dont have a little one to make that part hard, so maybe its different. 🙂

  10. I tried watching SVU while pregnant and couldn't handle it. Can't watch it now either. It's just too hard and traumatizing.

  11. I'm the same way, cry at everything now!

  12. Not alone.

  13. I had a really hard time with this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy….

  14. Yup. Totally not alone. I cry all the time now.I even cry when trying to sing her songs. If the song says "I love you" in it anywhere, I start bawling. Total sap here.

  15. 1000 times yes. We watched one of the disaster movies the other day, I think it was 2012? and I *bawled* about all the kids! And Grey's is often tough too.

  16. I was just thinking about posting about this! I have to seriously remove myself from the plot if a kid's involved or I'm inconsolable. It actually makes watching them so much less satisfying bc I just can't let myself get into it.

  17. OMG!!!! I was freaking out this week cleaning out my dvr and sobbing hysterically at TV shows. I'm so glad you posted this and I am not alone!!! My husband has actually stopped watching shows because he can't handle thinking of things happening to Raegan. I still watch, but I do find myself more emotional at things involving kids.

  18. Yes, can't even watch the news. Sticking to major league baseball to PC's delight.

  19. It's not just you. When I saw the 16 & Pregnant episode with Caitlynn and Tyler (when they give their daughter up for adoption) for the first time after having Sofia I could not stop crying. I'd seen it before, I even saw it once while pregnant, but it wasn't until after I'd had a baby that I truly understood their pain and their strength. Bawling like a baby.

  20. Oh my, Private Practice, are you kidding? I watched last week's episode last night and I was crying during the Mason/Erica scene, I was crying when Charlotte was running to get Mason, I was crying when Judy gave up her baby and Addison was getting one, I was crying when Amelia was unsure about seeing her baby… ugh! And then that mother talking about hurting her children…….. I seriously went to bed balling. I'm not kidding. So upsetting and so moving. The mother/child relationship is something crazy powerful and when you're an outsider watching, you can't help but get emotional about it…I'm so there with ya.

  21. I cry at them all. I actually was just reading online that the surrogate for Giulina and Bill is pregnant and am in tears at my desk I'm so happy for them.

  22. Yes! I can't stand watching stuff about babies, I fast forward through it otherwise I will have a bawl fest!

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