Pregnant in Heels by Quincy IL
Rosie Pope, maternity concierge, arrives at her store to find her two assistants dancing and in skirts. LT, her male assistant explains that he is giving Hannah, a dancing lesson as there are no customers. Rosie joins in the fun and dances too, and then it’s back to work.
While riding in her limo, Rosie speaks to Hannah about the next couple who have issues about the religion of their baby daughter which is due to arrive in 3 weeks. Michelle is Catholic and Gary is Jewish. They have tried to discuss the issue, but it always ended in a fight and now at the end of the pregnancy they have to find a solution.
Gary greets Rosie and asks her to teach his wife to cook and clean. Michelle does not want to cook or clean. She plans on having a full time nanny. Michelle takes the Mommy IQ test and recognizes what a breast pump is, but is surprised that you pump both breasts at the same time. During the home inspection, Rosie discovered 4 strollers each with a different purpose. Michelle can’t fold any of them up so she is never going to get in a taxi to go anywhere with her baby.
Michelle never thought that her daughter would be anything other than Catholic as she is. She always got her way in life and expects that she will get her way now. Rosie feels that besides the religion problem, Michelle and Gary have control issues.
Mina is having her first baby, a boy. Her husband Herman is in finance and he give her everything she wants. She does not work and she loves to shop. Herman tells us that he did not know that she would be like this before he married her. Their baby is due to be born in less than a week by a scheduled C-section. Usually, mothers call Rosie before the beginning of the third trimester so she tells Rosie that she has to prepare immediately.
Mina is hiring a nanny and she thinks the nanny will do all of the child care. Rosie thinks Mina has to know the basic of caring for a baby. Rosie has Mina practice changing a diaper on a doll and Mina says it’s dirty. Rosie said, “You should have used Purell on her hands.” Mina said, “No, the baby/doll is dirty, not me.” Rosie gives a crash course in projectile vomiting and mucous plugs.
The inspection of the home leads to an office/nursery that is a wreck. Nothing is ready and the baby will be here in days. The changing table is not anchored and is dangerous. Mina said that someone is coming to take care of all of this on the weekend, but Rosie is not one to put off the preparation to the last moment.
Mina has a little dog trained to a wee wee pad. She does not understand that the dog should be walked outside and that the pad is unsanitary in an apartment. She tells Rosie that she needs a dog trainer too.
The hand embroidered bedding is stuck in customs, but Rosie explains that the baby only needs a fitted sheet and everything else is a choking hazard. Mina has purchase a “take me home” outfit in a special garment bag. She was planning on sleeping for 5 days after the surgery and letting the nurses take care of her son.
Gary lets Rosie and LT into his apartment to surprise his wife, Michelle. They throw toys all over the floor and have dirty baby clothes on the living room couch. Michelle looks angry when she comes home to find LT has destroyed her apartment. Rosie has Michelle pick up the toys and she does it in heels that she refuses to take off. A pretend baby who can cry keeps interrupting Michelle’s cleaning and Michelle is upset. Rosie tells us that things are going to get worse when the baby comes. Michelle tells us this is a messed up nightmare.
In Mina’s apartment, there are 3 days to the delivery of the baby and still nothing is ready. Mina and Rosie argue about the nursery preparation. Rosie says, “We are going to do it now.”
Rosie brings another mother and her 3 month old son to Mina’s apartment. Mina says the baby is heavy and hands the baby to her husband. The real mother of the baby is not happy. Mina changes the diaper with difficulty. The real mother is not happy. Mina says that she doesn’t want poop on her. The real mother is not happy. The baby starts to vocalize, smile and laugh. Mina begins to like the baby. The real mother smiles.
Rosie discusses her pregnancy issue. She became pregnant, but it was an ectopic pregnancy. The embryo was growing in the Fallopian Tube. Rosie was undergoing IVF and the implanted egg attached in a place that threatened her own life and would not allow for the survival of the embryo. She had emergency surgery, lost her baby and lost one of her Fallopian tubes. Rosie and Darren are sad, but they will figure it out.
Rosie brings a therapist, Liza Oz, to the home of Michelle and Gary. Both parents stand their ground when it comes to religion and their baby. Michelle explains that this will probably be her only child and she wants the baby to be a mini Michelle. Gary reminds her that she agreed to share his life when she said, “I do.” He is not religious, but he feels that he cannot attend a Baptism in a Catholic Church. Michelle says she cannot enter a temple. The therapist explains that the baby is half Michelle and half Gary. Their daughter will be her own person, not an extension of Michelle. Lisa suggests a Baptism and a Jewish Naming Ceremony on the same day with a large party to celebrate both events. The couple sees this as an excellent solution and they agree.
Rosie and Mina go to a jewelry store where Mina picks out a bracelet for herself with 75 diamonds. In NYC, you get jewelry when you have a baby.
It is delivery day for Mina. Rosie is there with her limo at 4 AM to take Mina and Herman to the hospital. Mina tells Herman that she wants him to stay with her and not go with the baby if something goes wrong. He gives Mina a dirty look, but says nothing. Rosie always leaves the mothers at the door of the hospital as delivering a baby is personal.
Rosie picks up Michelle and Gary when Michelle is having pains 6 minutes apart. Rosie and Gary remind Michelle that she will have an epidural and there will be no pain after that, but her face is really red and she is suffering during the travel to the hospital. Again, the traffic in NYC is a problem. Gary asks what having a baby might be like if Eve hadn’t taken a bite of the apple and Michelle asks him if he is making a joke at this time.
Rosie visits Michelle, Gary and their daughter, Sophia, at the hospital. The parents are happy. Michelle is holding her daughter in her arms. Rosie brings a gift of a baby food processor and that make Gary happy because his wife will cook something. Michelle likes the gift too.
Mina’s son Tyler is a big baby. Mina says that she is bonding, but Rosie reminds us that Mina needed tough love. Mina hands the baby to Herman who seems to know a lot about being a father. Rosie is not worried about Tyler as Herman is there.
Thanks Quincy, great job as always!
If you all remember a few weeks back, Jill Zarin insulted Bravo’s Rosie Pope on Twitter, not to mention thousands of deaf people, Jill is very slow and it takes her some time to realize that she’s a vile human being, she finally apologized to Pope on Twitter:
@Jill Zarin: Never meant to insult u. So sorry. Good luck with show!
Another insincere, too little too late apology from Jill Zarin.
Tonight on Bravo Top Chef Masters with hunky host Curtis Stone. I guess the folks at Bravo figured they gave the guys Padma, the least they could do is give the women something to watch on TCM. Come back tomorrow for Harvey’s Top Chef Masters blog, Harvey can really bring the snark!
This is “off Bravo” but I watched a new show called The Voice last night, obviously a knock off of American Idol but the four celebrities judging have their back turned to the singers and can only hear them. The judges are actually building teams of singers who will go up against each other. During the performance the four judges have a button to push if they like what they hear. Pushing the button will turn their chair allowing them to see the contestant. If more than one judge pushes that button and turns to see the performer, they have to argue their point to the contestant to get them to choose which celebrity’s team they would like to join.
But the downside, if none of the four celebrities push that button and turn to look at the contestant, they’re out, the must pack their microphone and go. They’re fired, the tribe has spoken, you get the idea. The thing that I really enjoyed about this show is that the singers were amazing! One after the other of really talented singers took the stage and most found that the celebrity judges were fighting over them.
Once all the auditions are complete each of the four judges will have eight singers on their team, going forward they will have to cut their team to four each. America will then vote on their favorites each week until they are down to a winner. I really enjoyed the show because the judges are fun and likable, they don’t take themselves too seriously but most important the talent of the singers was outstanding.
The show doesn’t call the four celebrities, “Judges” they are “Coaches” and they are Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. They seem to have covered as many different music genre’s as they could from Country to Hip Hop.
I highly recommend this show if you’re looking for something to watch while you’re waiting for your favorite hockey team to get their butts kicked by Vancouver. (yes my Blackhawks are done!)
Thursday night we can look forward to another Jill-free Real Housewives of New York, and apparently next week Jill is only in the episode for a few minutes at the end so that’s a plus! I really don’t understand why anyone finds Jill interesting to watch. Last season she was just mean and we were shocked by how cruel she was to Bethenny but this season her fake sucking up to Alex is just unbearable.
Until Next Time….
*I’m sorry for not including photos today, for some reason WordPress is acting up again this morning.