FUNNY VIDEO: Pregnant mom reenacts giraffe cam on Facebook Live

As much of the country, watching via a live camera feed, waits in anticipation for April the giraffe to give birth to her calf at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, a mom-to-be made viewers on Facebook laugh with her own impersonation of the giraffe cam on Sunday.

Erin Dietrich, a photographer from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, streamed herself pacing around her bedroom, wearing a giraffe mask and showing off her 39-week baby bump for almost eight minutes on Facebook Live. Dietrich and her husband Scott are expecting their fourth child, due March 14.

Occasionally, she sits, stretches or gently dances in the video-- not unlike April the giraffe, who spends most of her days pacing her enclosure or lying down.

By Monday morning, the video had been viewed over nine million times.

Dietrich told ABC7 she likes to watch April when she can't sleep at night, so she and her husband thought it would be funny to order a mask and make their own version of the giraffe cam. Dietrich also said she never expected so many people to watch her video, calling the reaction "insane."

You can watch April-- the real giraffe, that is-- on the park's giraffe cam here:

Dietrich said she and her husband joked last week about buying a giraffe mask and posting a video online, according to WPDE-TV. She said she bought the mask online for $16 and when it arrived Sunday afternoon, she said there wasn't much thought about what she would do in the video. She said jokingly she drew inspiration from April the Giraffe, noting that she's spent a good amount of time watching on the live Facebook feeds since they were posted about two weeks ago.

"I just did it because all my friends think I'm ridiculous with watching this giraffe and I woke up this morning and it had eight-million views. I was not expecting this," she said. "Now it's like a race, who is going to have the baby first, me or April."

Dietrich joked that she hopes her and April have their babies the same day. She laughed saying April has been her support through her final days of pregnancy with her baby boy.

"When the baby's born, we need a little baby giraffe newborn hat to put on him and show he has arrived," said Dietrich.


Liz Cooper, of WPDE - TV, contributed to this report.

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