Pregnant in Heels by Quincy IL
As usual, Rosie Pose and her staff are dressing a pregnant mannequin in her maternity store. Rosie has Lt put on a maternity dress because she wants to see how the dress moves and he parades around making her laugh.
In the limousine, Rosie gets her first call from Hanna, her assistant. Cindi Avila, a news personality/anchor on Staten Island needs help. This is Cindi’s first child after 11 years of marriage to Michael, a news producer. There are 7 weeks left, but Cindi is freaking out over the IV that she will have to have during the delivery.
Rosie goes to Cindi’s home and finds Holly, Cindy’s mother is there. Rosie immediately asks if she can spot check the apartment. They go to the bedroom that will become the nursery to find cables everywhere and a huge 4 poster bed in the middle of the room. There are unopened boxes everywhere.
Cindi has taken no classes for baby care. Rosie administers the Mommy IQ test and Cindy fails miserably. She is unable to swaddle a doll and she does not know that you clean a baby’s bottom from front to back.
Ciindi is terrified of doctors, hospitals and needles. She said this is why she never got pregnant. Her mother thought that Cindy would adopt. Cindi does not want to breastfeed because it doesn’t feel natural to her. She thinks it is painful and she is squeamish. Rosie feels Cindi needs baby basics.
In the limousine, Rosie receives a second phone call from Hanna telling her that she should go to the Central Park Zoo to meet a new client Nicol Greevy. Nicol is a zookeeper who loves animals especially her own horse, Cosmo. Nicol has been married 5 years. Her baby boy is due in six weeks. It’s not unusual for Rosie to meet clients at their place of work, but the zoo is an unusual place to work.
Nicol is concerned that she won’t connect to her baby. She is fearful that she won’t be able to do a good job because she lost her own mother to cancer when she was 10 years old. She has no one to talk to about hew swollen ankles or problems with the pregnancy. Nicol is extremely anxious and this concerns Rosie.
Nicol would like an oil painting of her on a horse. She requests that she be au natural/naked. Rosie has a lot of work to accomplish.
Rosie meets Cindi for a mother’s class on breast feeding. The room is filled with mothers and babies and these mothers show Cindi how the baby will latch on. They also show her how to use a breast pump. Cindi feels this is very private and she would not feed or show her breast in public. One mother tasted the breast milk and it tastes like Hsagen dazs. The editors use a filter on the camera while filming, but you can see a more than the mothers may have wanted on television.
Rosie goes back to the zoo to share with Nicol about mothering. Nicol feeds then pets a goat. Rosie says that Nicol will bond with her baby. Rosie is worried about Nicol’s anxiety as it is dangerous for the mother and baby. Nicole is worried that she might not be there for her son. She has tears when she speaks about this and is sincerely upset.
Back at Prep School, Cindi is learning about child birth with a doula (trained/unlicensed child birth aid). They try aroma therapy with the scent of tangerines and make the sound of a Tibetan monk in prayer, but Cindi is not impressed. The doula will help Cindi during the delivery. She shows how the baby passes through the pelvis. Rosie explains that many hospitals will cut you. (This is called an episiotomy/cut on posterior was of vagina.) The baby will be put on her abdomen and given a vitamin K shot to help the baby’s blood to clot. They demonstrate how the IV will look on her arm. Cindi is concerned that she might have to have an C-section and she doesn’t think she can go through with this. Rosie explains that she has no option. The baby will be born. Cindy thinks she could die.
Cindi’s female OB is there to draw blood. Rosie and the doula help Cindi breath and get through the ordeal.
Nicol calls Rosie to the hospital as she has been admitted and will have to deliver immediately. She has preeclampsia. Her blood pressure is extremely high. (I think that Nicol knew about this possibility. They monitor your blood pressure and look for protein in you urine. This is why she was so anxious about dying. Even after the delivery, there is a concern about brain swelling in the mother so the doctors will treat her for this.) Rosie is the first to arrive and she sits next to Nicol and tells her that everything is going to be fine. A baby can do well even if it is 5 weeks early. (Rosie probably understands how serious this is, but she is trying to calm Nicol. The physicians induce early because this is life threatening to baby and mother.)
Nicol delivers Griffin, her son. Rosie goes to see them in the hospital. He is very small, but is doing well.
Nicol meets with Rosie and Cosmo, her Appaloosa gelding, at a Pennsylvania Stable. An artist meets with Rosie, LT and Nicol to sketch the painting. Nicol will hold the baby on the ground and later get on the horse alone, but the artist will paint her as if she is holding the baby on the horse. LT hold the horse while she gets on. She wears shorts, but takes her top off.
Cindi goes to the hospital and delivers her daughter. Alexia is a good baby. Cindy did not call the doula as she felt this was a private moment. Rosie is happily surprised to discover that Cindi is breast feeding. Cindi and her husband are good parents.
At the gallery, Nicol is anxious about the reveal of her painting. LT takes the cloth off and there is dead silence. Nicol’s husband says, “I didn’t see this coming.” Everyone laughs. He says, “I love it. “ He tells us that Nicol is self-critical and she is finally embracing who she is. The guests look shocked. They keep the painting in their bedroom.
Andy Cohen was going to show a tape from Saturday Night Live that explained Rosie Pope’s accent, but the tape froze and he went to another subject quickly.
Here is an explanation from this blog:
“In the Pregnant in Heels sketch, Abby Elliott played Rosie’s maternity concierge to Tina Fey’s pregnant and demanding character.
Abby Elliott, as Rosie Pope, explained her accent: “Well, I was born in England and then moved to America. And every morning, a thousand bees sting my tongue.”
Pope is taking it in stride – after all, haven’t you made it when Saturday Night Live makes fun of you?
A fan on Twitter asked Pope, “Do u have speech impediment or just “crazy” accent” and she answered, “Not aware of impediment but now u have me wandering- think just accent;)”
We noticed that Bravo would “translate” some of Cat Ommanney’s sentences and share them with us on the bottom of the screen. I think that Rosie Pope has another London dialect that we are not familiar with so we have difficulty understanding her.
In the movie “My Fair Lady,” we hear some dialects and the efforts that a linguistics professor makes to help a flower girl, Eliza, become gentrified. We are familiar with the King’s English on news programs and in movies.
This is my opinion, I feel this show is valuable and provides information that the public needs in an interesting way. The mothers have the same issues that we have on the prairie, but their stress is heightened because of New York City lifestyles. The women have stressful jobs and husbands that feel they have to please. After each episode, the babies were healthy and were loved by their parents. Lynn believes that this will probably be the only season as the ratings are low (around 500,000 per episode.)
Nice work Quincy, great blog. Unfortunately the low ratings will most likely be the demise of Rosie Pope on Bravo but she seems like a natural on screen, maybe she’ll go on to something else on TV.
Thanks again Quincy Lynn~
Until Next Time….