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The baby CPR class made me realize how alert and aware you constantly need to be and how many details there are to focus on. It is astounding to me how many things there are to learn and how many women are such great multi-taskers. It is all so overwhelming. My hat goes off to all the moms across America. I learn from you every day. I still have yet to take Bryn into a car service and buckle her in, FYI.
To say that I was worried about Cookie and the baby is a gross understatement. Terrified is more the word. However, I have faith in her. She would kill for her family. It's strangers she hates. She's very complicated and should work for the CIA on security detail.
Max is definitely a little bit of a challenge. He's 24 going on 16, and somehow just doesn't seem to get it. He always seems to be confused. I wonder if he grew up a bit sheltered which is difficult for me to relate to.
I didn't really panic when my water broke. I was more neurotic and obsessive compulsive. There were so many details and we weren't remotely prepared. I also wanted to be in the moment. It was so much fun and really exciting. The whole journey of childbirth was incredible.
Julie is the greatest gift to my life and business. She has come into her own and holds it all together. She is the glue in my household and office. Jason, Cookie, Bryn and I depend upon her.
I really didn't consider calling my mother. This was such a pure, magical time, and I was determined to bring my baby into a better world than I had. I didn't think of myself. I just thought of my unborn child.
Bethenny- I absolutely LOVE your show. It blows the Housewives shows out of the water. Even my husband gets sucked in to watch and we get such a great laugh. We went to St. Barts to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary so it was great to see it all again with you and Jason. That wig looks fabulous on you, by the way! I hope the show continues for a long time.
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! It has been such a fun and exciting journey you and Jason have chosen to share with all of us. Thank you! I also absolutely love your sense of humor, its such a breath of fresh air.
My husband and I enjoy the show and laugh at how similar experiences have gone and yet how different the worlds are we live in. We have a 12 month old little boy, John Preston, and are expecting baby boy #2 in 6 1/2 weeks. I know, crazy, huh? Not exactly the plan but we are thrilled nonetheless. If no one has told you and Jason yet, its very easy to get knocked up after the first one so if its not something you want right away ~ take precautions! (no one shared this tidbit with us).
Well, cheers to you and enjoy every moment with your precious baby girl, Bryn, they do fly by so fast!
Signing off from the midwest!
Safety Alert !!! DO NOT FLEX THE BABIES NECK FOR MOUTH TO MOUTH AS SHOW IN THE EPISODE.... BAIES HAVE SMALL AIRWAYS AND IF YOU WOULD FLEX THE NECK BACK AS SHOWN YOU WOULD ACTUALLY CUT OFF THE FLOW OF AIR INTO THE LUNGS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please show the correct way to do infant and child CPR before someones' child gets hurt !!!!!!!!!!!!
First and foremost, CONGRATULATIONS on the birth of your daugther Bryn!! I picked up the People magazine with you and Bryn on the cover and you both are so beautiful! I have been a fan of yours since day one and I am so happy to see you with your new family. What a blessing! Bryn is so tiny! What a sweetheart! I can't leave out Jason. He's a catch! His parents are so sweet. I have to give a shout out to Julie and Max, as well. They are troopers! God Bless and continued health and happiness to you and your new family!
Ms.Bethenny, first let me say I love you,(you sure you really aren't a "sista" -LOL), I love love your frank and sassy mouth. I loved you on the Housewives of NY(Kudos for handling that Jill and Kelly mess as ever the lady). Your wedding to Jason was wonderful, beautiful. I laughed and cried though that whole episode, as I did the honeymoon. You are correct, what a MAN you have. Any man who can stand firm right along with U(I mean that as the biggest of compliments),and let me say he is definitely "fine". I just think you two are very real and honest. You don't always agree, you fuss and argue and then you work through it, all the while loving, respecting and supporting each other. I love that U both always are willing to see each others sides and will admit when wrong. I just picked up the People and may I say what a beautiful little girl you and Jason have. In the episodes where you spoke with the therapist(DR?) you broke my heart, because I felt like you where telling my story. I know you don't know me from a "can of paint", but I am so, so proud you took the high road and remained strong and independent. Peace and Blessing to you and your family. By the way I have tried several of your health dishes and "wow" excellent.
Hi Bethenny - congrats to you and Jason. Bynn is beautiful. I love the show, but I just have to say something about your no drugs comment. I have two boys both of which were delivered by natural childbirth. I promise you I am not a masochist. It is each woman's choice on how she should give birth. My first labor was 16 hours, the second 7. Labor was not a walk in the park, but I am so happy to say that it was wonderful to not take drugs.
Woman have been giving birth without drugs for centuries. With today's medicine, if she chooses an epidural - good for her. But for those of us who choose otherwise please don't act like it is a terrible thing. Birth is a "natural" thing hence "natural childbirth".
Bethenny,Jason talk about that bag so much on your honeymoon and didn't have it ready? so proud of both of you for staying so calm with each other that really shows the respect you have for each other,at a tense time like that.
Love the show and Bethenny is adorable. Bravo-could you please stop playing the silly background music constantly. I am smart enough to know what and when things are funny. Why not add a laugh track while your at it? Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I need some silly background music to play for me so people in my world know what and when things are supposed to be funny. Like right now for instance, I'm writing a comment that will never be posted or read by another human being.
Bethenny - You are a huge breath of fresh air! You are so precious. Thank God you have your own show away from the other housewives. Very refreshing. You crack me up. But when you cry, I cry. I just wish I could give you a great big hug. Thank god for Jason, huh? You were the most beautiful pregnant cutie I have ever seen. Too too cute. Congrats! Hate having to wait til next week for the next show. I could watch you guys every night. I love you.
I loved every moment of your show this week. It was hilarious in the beginning when your water broke. This is one of the best reality show I've seen yet. Congratulations on all of your latest blessings, especially your hubby and baby.
Bethenny, OMG! Just love your show and can't wait until Thursday night. Our whole family loves to watch. Please don't leave the RHNYC, we won't watch if your not on. Your show is so refreshing and we love to laugh! Best wishes to you all.
Watching last nights show was a bit of a repeat for me. I went through something similar. I know exactly how you felt, from the early water breaking to the joy of the epidural and then the c-section.(In my late 30's and I had a girl) You will be a great Mom. Jason was fantastic he was right there for you. I love this show. It is filled with joy and you are a pleasure to watch.
I loved the whole episode. My water broke at 36 weeks and my husband and I were running around my house just as ill prepared as you guys. Brought back some funny memories. Good Luck with Bryn. Love you guys
I totally agree with you. The epidural made my childbirth so wonderful and enjoyable, while a lady in the next room did it natural and screamed for drugs when it was too late. No thanks. BTW, my daughter is 12 and I feel like I just had her. Hang onto every moment, they grow up so fast.
Congratulations to both you and Jason! You have been my favorite form day 1! It was absolutely wonderful to see this side of you! A softer, gentler Bethenny! Not to say that I and my sister don't just love the snarky, quick witted Bethenny but we agreed that these last 2 episodes were just magic! Motherhood, WOW, now the journey really begins, the tears, the joy, the pain, the ultimate happiness, the pride and you and Jason will be going to a depth of love that you never thought possible or could believe existed, but now it does, in that little 5lb bundle! Relax and enjoy, a lot easier said that done, but you now have Jason who is definitely the Yang to your Yin, or visa versa, lol! Let him take control once in awhile, lol! I am a lot like you (a lot of snark) and my son was born when I was 36, wow, that was over 24yrs ago, so believe me when I say you'll make, just enjoy it, and yes I am still with my Yang, we've been together for 26yrs, he still keeps me sane, still gets me, and at the end of day we have a good laugh together! That's why I know you and Jason will make it, because you both can laugh at it all and that is so important! Best of everything to little Bryn, she already has a head start with great parents like you and Jason!
Congratulations!!! And you were soo lucky to get the epidural, I on the other hand had no time what so ever to get it so I delivered naturally with no drugs. To be honest my back labor pains was waaaay worse than the delivery. It was all worth it in the long run though, I was in labor for almost 24 hours it SUCKED!! I am glad everything went well for you and the baby. I wish you and Jason the best of luck you are gonna make great parents. I will say this it does get difficult especially when they start teething my daughter was so mean, but orajel and baby motrin works wonders lol. Just remeber this if it gets overwhelming just take a second to yourself to get your head straight because motherhood is stressful at times. I hope you plan to have another one cause Bryn is gonna need an lil brother or sister! Congrats again
Bethenny, I always love you and your sense of humor is much like mine...so I get you, but I am worried how Max might read your post above. You kind of blast him a little and then follow it with how Julie is amazing. If I were Max I would be a little hurt. I don't disagree with your statement about him, but maybe if you had added something positive also it would have been nice.
Bethany, I know most of your fans probly start there letters like this but I truly think your amazing and the funniest person I have ever seen.... I know I do not know you on a personal level but I love your show and I just wanted to tell you how I look forward to your show every week. So thank you again for your down to earth personality, it keeps me going.
Oh Bethenny, you make us all laugh! You're incredibly funny & we all can relate to you. Best of luck with Bryn & everything else going on in your life.
So happy to go thru childbirth with you and Jason. It brought back some wonderful memories of my first pregnancy (I wish I had done the drugs then, as I did on my third). Jason is presious. You are so lucky to have him balance you. Your husband and mine are def diamonds in the rough!! And cookie is so adorable...
i cried with you ,Jason and grandparents :) u r very very lucky Bethenny ))) u have a great family !!! pls say hi to Jason's parents , i think they r awesome !!! Congratulations !
Bethenny, Thank you very much for letting us viewers into your world. It is a very exciting journey that we get to be apart of. I wish you all the best for you and your wonderful family.
Congratulations to you and Jason on the arrival of Baby Bryn... So incredibly happy she arrived okay and that all is well in the kingdom...
Love your show - it makes us laugh and we (my husband and I) really enjoy watching you and your family every week...
Bryn has a very good momma in you and very good father in Jason...
much love -
Congrats!! I had the same problem labor with my first baby. The c-section after 20 hours of labor was brutal for me. The next 2 c-sections were a breeze compared to the first because you simply show up, and they take the baby out. The recovery got faster with each critter.
Love to your sweet family!!
I am a huge fan of yours and always have been!! Love that you are a straight shooter and I got you from day one! I'm so happy for your success in all avenues of your life!!
I'm a little confused about the Baby Nurse thing?!! We don't have those in my neck of the woods. It's so funny to me. You don't need a nurse. You can do it..your her MOM!!!! This is a magical time....enjoy every crazy second of it!
Bethenny, You are HILARIOUS! They couldn't script this show! Ad-lib is your game.
It's real, raw emotions you all exhibit and I just love the authenticity! Girl--you are one of a kind so love your life because it doesn't get any better than--Jason- Bryn--Cookie--great in-laws----fabulous friends, Julie, Max,Shawn (I miss him).
Our best to all, stay on TV!!!!!!! You are today's Mary Tyler Moore.
I really enjoy your show and almost always your sense of humor. From your remarks about Max it's pretty obvious that he is no longer working for you. Regardless of the reason, there was no need for your derogatory comment. It could really hurt his job prospects and future. You're probably right that having a loving and giving home life (you can call it sheltered) will make you less mature in the short run. Going to college probably also slows down the maturing process. Nobody really grows up until they enter the real world. That being said, what do you want for your daughter? In the long run, I think she'll be better off with non-toxic parents and a good education. Best of luck to you and your beautiful family.
I think Bravo should pay attention to how completely wonderful this show is, even without all the catty drama. I was hesitant to watch at first, but you've made a fan out of me! I enjoy seeing your softer side and your wit is soooo sharp!
Hey Bethenny. Have to agree with EXC Brown's post - your dig at Max in your blog seemed a little cruel, particularly in light of your glorifying Julie shortly thereafter. Who knows, perhaps he recently pissed you off and it is justified; the problem with putting things in writing is that you often lose the tone of the statement, that an inflection in your voice might convey. I have a 24-year old assistant too - they tend to be a bit goofy, irresponsible, and confused. Then again we are old, jaded war horses so we can be impatient with their lack of experience.
Anyways, on to more positive things :) I thought the labor & delivery episode was amusing...man did you LOVE that ice cup you were eating, or what?! Despite the chaos of having a baby five weeks early, the overriding emotion conveyed was of joy and excitement, and that is the way it should be. Congrats to you and Jason!
Thank you so much for allowing us into your world! I am trying for a baby right now and you really showed us the down and dirty of it all. I really hope you will be back for many more seasons to come! You are a beautiful person inside and out!
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby. Relax. You will make mistakes, you will be stressed, you will wonder why you did this. But you hold that little one and realize-it's okay and she is worth it. Give Cookie time-she will adjust then you will find after Miss Bryn is older she and Cookie will be buddies. Take one day at a time and always put Bryn and Jason first in your life. Love and Blessings to the Frankel-Hoppy Family!!!!!!
It is a pleasure and joy to see into your world!! This is my favorite tv show. The birth of baby Bryn was so special....I watched the episode three times. :-) I am so happy for you and Jason and the special, magical love you share. Don't ever take that for granted. God bless you all!!
Bethenny, Congratulations to you and Jason on your new baby girl! As I watched the show I remember 30 years ago in May when I gave birth to my daughter. I had the same problem with the narrow hips. I could not push her out. She was delivered by forceps, 7 lbs, 11 oz. and was perfect. She is a great daughter today.
Also please take Max off panty duty. He's a good kid and did the best he could. Julie should have done that for you or another girl friend.
God bless you and your new family.
Dear Bethenny, naming your daughter after Jason's brother was truly a loving gesture. My husband died 5 years ago. He was 53 and I know it was a tragic blow to his wonderful parents. I have come to realize since his death, how important it is that he be remembered--by me, by his friends, family. You want their life to have mattered. When someone executes an enormous gesture on behalf of the person who has died, it is huge for the family. Huge. Naming your daughter Bryn, is a beautiful and remarkable gift for Jason and his family. They get to say that name again to someone who is alive! And that someone is Bryan's niece. It was very cool of you guys to make that decision. I am aware you had a tumultuous relationship with your father and you reunited with him (somewhat) during the time before his death. So I suspect you have learned it doesn't matter how close you guys were--it is still a blow. He was your dad--a powerful relationship. And now that you have a child you no doubt have a more keen appreciation of the tremendous sadness Jason's parents experienced when their son died. You have given them a treasure.
I think you are terrific.
How come I can't view last week's or this week's episodes on my computer? I missed them and really wanna catch up with episodes 6 & 7. Can anyone help?
Congratulations on the new baby and your new marriage. I love watching you on the housewives and I now love watching your show. I think you are going to be a great mom, just don't doubt yourself. I have three beautiful and if I can do it, you can too. Keep up the good work and the great entertainment!!!
Great, great show!!! You brought me back to the magical birth journeys of my two sons!! Thanks for letting us into your world.
Betheny, I'm so happy that God has brought you and Jason together and now you have a beautiful baby girl. You two are such an adorable couple-- he and his family are exactly what you need in your life. I really get a kick out of watching your show because I relate to you a lot (family life, etc.). I usually cry at least once watching because I either relate to a situation way too much or am very touched (like when Jason told you that you guys were gonna start your own family now-- that totally reminded me of my husband and me). Anyway, God bless you and your new family. You guys are in my prayers. xox
Thank you for allowing us to escape our troubles and enjoy the most amazing time in your life. You're a Mommy now, and your life has changed forever. Bryn will bring you and Jason to a whole new way of life and all she needs is your love. Don't worry about not having any experience, she'll let you know what she wants, when she wants it and how she wants it. Enjoy the ride.
As has been stated many times in past entries, your show is A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. I hope your ratings continue to soar so that Bravo will take note and eliminate what has become cynical, violent, and oppressive TV...their "Housewives" shows. You teach everyone that a good show can be funny, candid, offbeat and slightly (?!) tawdry...and viewers will devour it!
Thank you, Bethenny. All the best to you, Jason (what a cutie!) and Bryn (also adorable!)!
Thank you and Jason for sharing your most important moment in life with us. I have four and don't think I could have put up with a camera and all the action. As beautiful as you are Jason is absolutely beautiful as well. Inside and out. He is dynamite without his clothes. P.S. I'm 75 and he could turn me on, just saying.
Congratulations Bethany and Jason on your beautiful baby girl. When I first started watching the Housewives of NYC, I was on your side all the way. You are real and tell it like it is. You have been blessed with a great husband and now a little girl. I hope she has your sense of humor and strength. God Bless!
After looking at the other comments, I don't expect this will be displayed. As everything seems to be congratulations on the birth of your baby. Which, I would also like to extend.
But, I've watched you evolve from RHNY Bethenny, who was witty and hopeful into this snarky, opportunistic, loud lady (who has nothing to say) except under-cuts.
It's so un-becoming to watch you pee in a bucket and demand someone to pick your panties, while declaring, "your vagina is not in them."
You're a mother now. It may be a good idea to consider the content of your future shows...Which have recently been very disappointing.
I cried at your wedding and then and her birth! I feel like you are one of my best friends! I am SO HAPPY for you!
I had one natural birth after 4 hours of labor. My other two was by C-Sections as the babys were a transverse lie - straight across my body. I had no labor and get so upset when women have to endure so many hours of labor before it is decided to do the surgery. I believe this is a good deal better for the baby and the mother. I wish your little girl a long, happy, healthy life, love she aready has.
Oh my goodness, I got such a kick out of this episode! My first child was delivered over 37 years ago (before epidurals.) My youngest baby was born over 30 years ago (before epidurals.) Maybe I'd have had your sense of humor had I known those were available? Nah, I doubt it! My husband and I laughed like crazy at you though, and you just touched our hearts. May you, Jason and Bryn have a wonderful life. :)