I Hate Jill Zarin Bethenny Gives Birth July 23, 2010
I would have expected to see Bethenny attending a Lamazze class in one of these episodes leading up to the birth of the baby but instead she goes to a class on CPR with the “Stepford wives of the Upper East Side.” It seems as though she did well and completed the course with the basics and plenty of information to save the baby’s life if any chocking was going on. Hopefully, none of this information will ever be put to the test.
Max had to be humoring Bethenny asking her for tips on how to ask a girl out for a drink. Max strikes me as the type of guy who’s done plenty of asking. Do you think this was Max’s way of getting out of the hard work of putting the nursery together? Maybe someday we’ll find out the outcome of Max’s dating antics.
Bethenny putting the baby into the car seat in the back of the car was hysterical! I think it was funnier since everyone seems to have the same problem the first time they try to maneuver a newborn’s car seat. Local police departments even have a baby car seat check a few times a year where new parents can bring their car in to have their car seats checked for proper installation. Reports show that 80% of new parents install them into their vehicles wrong.
Is Julie an unbelievable assistant? I don’t know where Bethenny found Julie but she has to be the best assistant ever! I either want her as my assistant or I want to BE her! Julie has the perfect balance of personal investment as she clearly loves Bethenny, coupled with professionalism to get the job done under any circumstances.
I don’t know how Bravo does it but they always seem to have the cameras rolling at just the right time! How could they have possibly known that Bethenny’s water would break during the night? Do you suppose they had a cameraman sleeping on the couch during the last few months of Bethenny’s pregnancy?
What a great guy Jason is, week after week we see exactly why Bethenny fell in love with this man. There is no over-acting for the cameras, there is just this amazing, supportive guy who is always there, always says the right things, always does the right things and once again Bethenny has the best support system she could possibly have.
Part of being successful in business is surrounding yourself with the best people you can find. Bethenny clearly knows this and has practiced it in her professional life as well as her personal life.
There were some pretty racy moments as Jason and Bethenny showered and got dressed for the last time as a childless couple, I guess when Bethenny told us that Jason was all in with filming this show, she wasn’t kidding. Obviously Bravo fuzzed out (is that the technical term?) their private parts but they were clearly completely naked in front of the cameras and that film is in the hands of the producers. They must have a really big bathroom to fit the camera and sound guys in there with them as they get showered and dressed.
Only Bethenny could crack those jokes while in labor. We know this was 5-weeks early but we didn’t see any drama about concern for the baby or for Bethenny ‘s health while going into labor so soon. If the doctor discussed any concerns with Jason and Bethenny, we didn’t see it. We know from the reunion that Bethenny did have some health issues and was on bed rest for some time during her pregnancy, but again, that was all hidden from the viewers.
Some of the hospital film was identified as home video and others seemed to be filmed by Bravo. I don’t think that Bethenny realized how lucky she was to get flavored Italian Ice while in labor, I only got ice chips and that got old pretty fast! Bethenny certainly took advantage of her only sustenance; she was seen eating a lot of Italian Ice! I could so relate to her when she was walking back to her bed yawning and shivering, I remember that feeling vividly! Bethenny had such a great attitude throughout her labor (that we saw) and after 18 hours and with her support group all asleep, she still could not have been in a better mood.
We obviously didn’t see all of the details of her labor and delivery since many hours had gone by before an epidural was discussed, I demanded mine before I got the hospital gown on but there was a required waiting period. It certainly wasn’t as long as Bethenny’s.
How hysterically funny was she after she got her relief in the form of the ingenious epidural? Whoever invented that wonderful procedure deserves a parade! It allows women to relax and provides less stress for the baby and mom, not to mention any family members who care about the woman lying there screaming. Jason seemed as relieved as Bethenny to see her pain disappear. (Thank you to Bravo for not showing the epidural procedure being performed, you could have spared us seeing Teresa going through that as well)
Like being in a nightclub, quite the comparison from the agony of labor pains as described by Bethenny! It was great to see her back to her old funny self again! Again, we didn’t get any details about concerns, if there were any, about the length of her labor or the discussion that led to the decision to have the caesarian section.
Back on the home front, Julie and Max are preparing everything for the new baby, shopping, putting the bassinet together and greeting the baby nurse. Bethenny was very lucky to have a close friend who had just gone through having a baby and was able to refer the baby nurse to her. What a tough job it would be to interview and hire a baby nurse, this was made so much easier knowing that your good friend was so happy with her services. Gina just may be the next breakout star of reality television!
Well luckily Jason “got some” prior to Bethenny giving birth because now the frustration sets in, although a new mother who gets no sleep and can be a little bit cranky is definitely not sexy, guys still complain!
I wonder if we’ll ever find out if Bethenny returned that call from her mother. I certainly think she made the right decision to not deal with it during labor but I have the feeling we’ll never hear of it again. I think Bravo did a great job showing Bethenny’s preparation and labor, it was certainly way more entertaining than Teresa’s on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. There was no unnecessary screaming, no applying of make up and no mention of jewelry or gifts that Jason owed to Bethenny. While I am assuming there was a little more drama than we were privy to being that Bethenny’s water broke 5-weeks prior to the due date and she did have other complications earlier on in her pregnancy, I think overall the episode was outstanding, and entertaining, exactly what we’ve come to expect from Bethenny’s Getting Married?
Some tweets during the show:
@IvankaTrump: Watching Bethenny’s Getting Married…I kind of think that @Bethenny is the funniest person ever! (ed: this was re-tweeted over 42 times)
PerezHilton @Bethenny Thanks for the shoutout on the show! xoxo
@Bethenny So what did u guys think?burps&ices&epidurals oh my!!!thanks for watching!
Always!RT @KellieOMichaud: @Bethenny thanks for waiting for all us at the END of the line tonight!
@EMGaldo I do remember!thanks so much for waiting!
Thank you all so much for waiting!1600people&i signed every bottle&met everyone!RT @kseefr01: @kseefr01 waiting in line to see @Bethenny !!
WOW, 1600 people there to see Bethenny, that is unheard of! The largest one prior to this that I’ve seen is Teresa claiming to have 600 at her book signing the other night. That is HUGE! Based on the tweets it looks like Bethenny stayed well beyond the time scheduled to ensure she met every fan and signed very bottle of Skinnygirl Margaritas!
Here is an interesting tweet:
Bethenny: Give me suggestionsRT @redsassypants: @Bethenny What’s 2nd season gonna be called since u r already married?How bout just “Bethenny Married”
Another interesting tweet that tells us that Max no longer works for Bethenny (and its funny!):
Bethenny: my new 2nd asst jackie was driving skinnygirl car to PA for signing tomorrow.cop stopped her thinking it was me to meet me.she was panicked.
Someone asked Bethenny what the 2nd season of the show would be called. So many have wondered if Bethenny would even consider doing a second season so her answer was pretty interesting. She could have ignored the tweet but instead she’s asking for suggestions on the name of the show so clearly she is at least considering a season two! That’s great news!
If you haven’t yet read the Bethenny’s Getting Married? blogs, you have to take a few moments to read Shawn Rabideau’s blog, he refers to the other “celebrities” who chose not to give Bethenny her privacy while giving birth. Clearly he is talking about Jill as he also mentions the confusion over the sex of the baby. Shawn is classy and is very careful about his wording but there is no doubt what he is referring to in his blog. Well worth the read!
Until Next Time……………