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When San Francisco photographer Lisa Robinson was about to have her second child, she was both excited and nervous.

Sure, those are the feelings most moms-to-be experience before giving birth, but Lisa's nerves were tied to something different.

She and her husband already had a 9-year-old son but desperately wanted another baby. They spent years trying to get pregnant again, but after countless failed attempts and two miscarriages, they decided to stop trying.

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This article originally appeared on 11.27.19


No matter how big, burly, and badass you become, sometimes you just want to see your mama's face.

A video of Miami Dolphins player Jerome Baker Jr. looking for his mom in the stands has gone viral because it's just so dang wholesome. The 22-year-old linebacker was mic'd during the game, and as he sat with his teammates on the bench, he kept scanning the crowd, asking aloud where his mama was. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Baker had sent his mom, Theodora, a ticket to the game, but he wasn't sure if she was going to make it.

The video alternates between Baker pumping up his teammates on the field, making tackles, and hanging with his teammates on the sidelines and asking,"Bro, where is my mama?" Just after a play, he was caught on the field looking up to the stands, asking himself, "Where is she AT?" At one point, Baker was singing along to the Miami Dolphins fight song, only to interject another "Where is my mama?" in the middle of it.

The contrast between Baker's game-on intensity and his innocent searching between plays creates a touching montage that could melt any mom's heart.

Mic'd Up: Dolphins LB Jerome Baker looking for his mama in Week 9 winwww.youtube.com

Baker himself found the video hilarious, and said he was "dying laughing" when he saw it making the rounds on Twitter.

"It was just funny. You don't realize how many times I was saying it, but I was saying it so much. The video made it funnier," he said in a video with the Sun-Sentinel.

"If you look at the video, I was clean at one point. Then later on, I had a little bit of dirt on me. Then later on, I was full of dirt. It was like the whole game, I was saying, 'Where's my mom? Where's my mom?'," he said. "It was just a funny moment I didn't realize, but I was definitely looking for my mom a lot."

Even people who aren't fans of football can appreciate the sweetness of a tough young man wanting to see his mama. Whoever you are, wherever you live, whatever you do, there's just something comforting in knowing mom is cheering you on.

Comedy legend Carol Burnett once said, "Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head." She wasn't joking.

Going through childbirth is widely acknowledged as one of the most grueling things a human can endure. Having birthed three babies myself, I can attest that Burnett's description is fairly accurate—if that seemingly impossible lip-stretching feat lasted for hours and involved a much more sensitive part of your body.

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There's a bizarre prejudice directed at women who have C-sections to deliver their babies.

They're often asked if they feel they "missed out" on giving birth or are told they took the "easy way out" by having surgery instead of delivering the baby vaginally.

Ask any woman who's had a C-section and she'll tell you, it's no walk in the park.

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