This week, I came across this cute music video showing the transition of pregnancy – the evolution from bump to bub. It’s as simple as anything but it hit two million views in just two days, and produced an abundance of comments like “You guys made my day! Wishing all three of you a wonderful and happy life together!!!!” and “Wow, that was just beautiful! They’ll be able to show that to their son when he’s older, and I think that’s just awesome! New life…there’s nothing like it!”

I was actually surprised by these reactions. Babies are being born every day, and too often bring about a rendition of the woes of an extra mouth to feed and less time to sleep, not to mention comments like, “another one?” As for those thinking about having children: there is so much focus on negative viewpoints – people don’t want to interrupt their plentiful me-time or perfect body, or they’d prefer less kids to dealing with a slightly less comfortable standard of living.

Which brings me to why I’m loving this video – it reminds people of the beauty of having a child; the joy and life experiences to look forward to; and the fact that while it’s hard work, it’s definitely worth it.

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.