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Overconfident Dad Tries Being Pregnant For A Day, Struggles Miserably
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Overconfident Dad Tries Being Pregnant For A Day, Struggles Miserably

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For dads, the experience of expecting a child isn’t as hands-on as for moms. Though they might take the brunt of responsibilities, their routine mostly revolves around waiting. However, every dad has their own way of waiting for their firstborn, and some find it a great opportunity to exercise their silly dad humor along the way.

An Australian man named Maitland Hanley did that and more, and his silly experience gave him an opportunity to experience solidarity and empathy with his wife while she’s expecting. What was the magical solution that helped Maitland achieve all of that? Well, he strapped watermelons on his torso and tried being pregnant for a day.

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    Say hello to Maitland Hanley and his lovely wife, who had recently became pregnant

    Image credits: Maitland Hanley

    Maitland and Jessica, the Brisbane-based Australian couple, both work in the field of content creation, and as such, appreciate a good opportunity when it presents itself. Even more so when the hollowed present of the paternity came into play.

    Maitland, being a crazy guy that he is, decided to do a little experiment for the occasion

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    Image credits: Maitland Hanley

    Maitland is an ambitious man, and has created his own outlet for his media escapades. Over the months, he created TikTok, YouTube, Instagram channels dedicated to his content. Judging by a glance, the “pregnancy experiment” is completely in character with other videos, which tend to focus more on the humorous, silly side of the things. Check out his channels for more, and make sure you follow him on your preferred platform, as that would greatly help the aspiring creator’s efforts.

    Using cling film, he attached three melons to his torso to experience pregnancy

    Image credits: Maitland Hanley

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    Maitland immediately underestimated how difficult it is to get out of bed, causing everyone to laugh

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    Image credits: Maitland Hanley

    As many of you probably suspect, being pregnant isn’t just all about carrying extra weight, or having a limited range of motion. The body shifts and compresses some organs (which is painful even to read) to make room for the baby. Hormones go all out of whack and create the infamous mood swings, cravings and anxiety. Constant nausea and puking. This is just the tip of the mountain of all the challenge that a woman has to go through all while expecting a baby.

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    Going in and out of bath became a bother

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    However, Maitland also enjoyed some pleasant victories as well

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    For example, he was very good at putting on shoes

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    And his pushup strength never went away, though it probably wasn’t safe for the ‘baby’

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    How knew that being fake-pregnant does give you real cravings

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    There are some perks of having a large belly, as it can act as a small table

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    Though these videos should not be understood as educational, they’re certainly can be considered informational and entertaining. The video series have been a great success for the fairly new account, where his most popular video of him trying to get out of bed got 1.6m views, making it the highlight of his TikTok account, which enjoys 166k followers at the moment.

    Here’s a video that shows his funny struggle

    @maitlandhanleyMan tries being pregnant for a day 😂 #fyp #watermelonchallenge #watermelonbaby #pregnantbelly #pregnantman♬ Oliver Twist – ArrDee

    About a week ago, his wife finally gave birth to a beautiful baby boy

    Image credits: Maitland Hanley

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    After the child was born, Maitland slipped back into being his hilarious own self

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    Hidrėlėy

    Hidrėlėy

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    Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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    Hidrėlėy

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    Fascinated by music, movies and sitcoms, I'm passionate about social media and can't live without the internet, especially for all the cute dog and cat pictures out there. I wish the day had about 40 hours to be able to do everything I want.

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    This dude right here? He works as a Community Manager at Bored Panda. Has no back-story, cause his spine works just fine. He writes about himself in third-person, and in first-person about others. Fell in love with storytelling and cannot let that love go. Now, he's here to help you make your own story simply beautiful. Secretly makes cute music samples and writes stories in the dark that nobody has ever heard of before.

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    Titas Burinskas

    Titas Burinskas

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    This dude right here? He works as a Community Manager at Bored Panda. Has no back-story, cause his spine works just fine. He writes about himself in third-person, and in first-person about others. Fell in love with storytelling and cannot let that love go. Now, he's here to help you make your own story simply beautiful. Secretly makes cute music samples and writes stories in the dark that nobody has ever heard of before.

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    Vicky Z
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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    If you find that difficult, then try to squeeze that melon out of your body and then tell us how it was😅😅😅😅

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    Caro Caro
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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We all know that this is not how it feels or is. It's just a funny story and they are a lovely couple with a beautiful baby.

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    Liv
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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I find it hilarious and sweet. Maybe all adults who don't know what it feels like to be pregnant (minus the hormones wreckage, the organs shifting and compression, and so on), and are curious, could try it. :D

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    vickyz avatar
    Vicky Z
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    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    If you find that difficult, then try to squeeze that melon out of your body and then tell us how it was😅😅😅😅

    carolyngerbrands avatar
    Caro Caro
    Community Member
    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    We all know that this is not how it feels or is. It's just a funny story and they are a lovely couple with a beautiful baby.

    ljdia avatar
    Liv
    Community Member
    2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    I find it hilarious and sweet. Maybe all adults who don't know what it feels like to be pregnant (minus the hormones wreckage, the organs shifting and compression, and so on), and are curious, could try it. :D

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