Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny gives more details on the birth of baby Bryn, and reveals the name she would have chosen for a boy.

on Jul 23, 20100

 

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.

 

273 comments
Brynn Capella
Brynn Capella

Bethenny -

I have to admit, I have only watched the show a few times, but my friends are definitely addicted. So when you had your daughter Bryn (the original spelling of my name btw), of course they all said I should contact you. I have been designing handbags for a little while and get tons of orders from others named Bryn(n), or mother's or boyfriends of Bryn(n)s. It's such a unique name, that when growing up there was never anything with our name on it. Well now there is! I would love to get you one of my Allison Hobos or my Edie Carry-all Tote, although they are not technically Diaper Bags, they can definitely be used as a stylish one. If you are interested, feel free to go to my site and contact me!

Again Congrats!

Brynn

9grandkids
9grandkids

Hello Bethany, Jason & Bryn. I'm sure you've heard this a hundred times, but your show is fabulous. Keep it going! Bravo could not possibly have scripted a funnier comedy it they put there best writers to it. It is such a riot when I forget that you and everyone else on your program are not paid actors playing out their scenes. p.s. From this side of the screen Bryn looks just like here grandma Hoppy.

Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown

Please keep Bethenny's show going. I love to watch you. You are the truest, realist reality show there is and i can't get enough of it.

Lois M. Jowers
Lois M. Jowers

Jason treats you like Obama treats Michelle with so much love so be kind to him.

bunnie
bunnie

i think u r wonderful an i admire u my name is bunnie an i just cant get enough of u jason an bryn i have never admired another (reality)t.v. star like u.you are wonderful an i love your honesty an when i watched u on hwny i really didnt realize how funny u r but yes me an my 5 year old dont miss a episode.an in sayin that i just wanna say congrads,good luck, an stay funny.oh an one more thing your daughter is beautiful an u r a very good mom from what i see on tv i can only imagine when the cameras r off lol .

Muriel DuBow
Muriel DuBow

Bethenny & Jason, I am an 88 yr.old grandmother, and I watch your show with relish. Your relationship is so beautiful and loving, we don't see that anymore, not ths generation.I too had a loving marriage and I wish you everlasting love, health and joy in your marriage and with Bryn your beautiful daughter. Please stay on TV for our pleasure and as a role model for the young viewers. Affectionately.

Hayes
Hayes

PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE don't stop here with Bethany Getting Married!!! I have given up the "Housewives" and LOVE LOVE LOVE your show. I'd like to see more. I haven't laughed as much these past weeks as I have with you :)Bethany you are the BEST

agp04c
agp04c

I've been looking for the tan handbag that Bethenny had when she was trying to get Bryn out of the car seat after she brought Bryn home from the hospital. It's a great bag and I can't find it anywhere!!! Does anyone know who makes that bag?

cheryl iggy
cheryl iggy

all i can say is life would be boring during the week days if i didnt have your show to watch i can hardly wait till thursdays please please dont let reality show ever stop your love for eachother your life is good your husband is great and your baby is beautiful and to think you didnt have all this a year ago i have never seen a man have so much patience and i dont think its for tv he truly loves you i hope you read this i dont want this show to end ever please do another season love love you all

mary 52
mary 52

bethanny on bethanny is getting married was wearing a large tan handbag when she brought the baby home from the hospital it had a metal piece on the top of the bag, i need to get this bag for myself and my girlfriends please please please can anyone tell me where she got this beautiful bag thanks so much

bgenn
bgenn

I don't know if you read these or not, Bethany, but I have to say your comment about teenage girls giving birth in the bathroom was hysterical! I love you sense of humor anyway, but that was especially priceless.

llkknn
llkknn

Congratulations!! Your family is a joy to watch. I laugh and tear up every show. You can feel the love you all have for each other.

Thank you for sharing it all with us. We feel as is we have shared your journey and your joy!

Can't wait for next season. Hopefully you will have a reunion show with Bryn and Jason.

Best

C&CMama
C&CMama

Congratulations, Bethenny and family! I love that I can watch your show and witness so much REALness, happiness, laughter and love. It is refreshing and heartening. When I had my first child, my cousin reminded me that amidst all the worry, sleep deprivation, etc... all I really had to do was to LOVE him, and how true that is. No one is perfect, not everything in life goes smoothly- but you seem to take it in stride with a healthy dose of humor and love. Congrats again!

Cathy G.
Cathy G.

Bethenny, I am so "Hoppy" for you and your family. My daughter and I enjoy your show so much. I am so glad that you have found someone who's so in love with you and so caring and nurturing to you. Jason is like the perfect man. Having a baby is just what you needed to bring out the softer side of you. I loved you on The NYC Housewives and love you even more on your own show. Wishing you have a wonderful life with Jason and baby Bryn.

cookie3n1
cookie3n1

I can't believe we only have one more episode to enjoy you, Jason and Bryn (: I love, love, love your show!!!! Bravo has to make a follow up show. Bump the housewives of D.C., N.J. O.C. I would love to see you and Jill make up and even if you never do HONY again. I think if they removed Kelly and LueAnn there would not be so much negitive Dramma. I am so glad you were able to get out and have your own show. You have brought so much joy to so many people. I love Jason. He is so right for you and is such a wonderful husband and father! I look forward to Thursday night. I have recorded every show. I guess I'll have to be happy with watching the reruns. Take care of yourself and your little Bryn! PLEASE keep us informed via your blogs. Thank you for sharing your life with us. It is a good life and you deserve it!!!!

FlybyNight
FlybyNight

Bethenny, who recommended your baby nurse? And did you talk to her at length before she was hired? I sense from the footage of the show that she is quite possibly a "know it all" type, who feels that she has taken care of so many baby's that she knows it all...I am not sure why this comes through the tv for me, but I also feel that if she were in my house, I wouldn't care for her detached demeanor...almost a cold nature, and she doesn't seem to be that warm and open..which is what I would insist on for a baby nurse...

I realize this is tv and maybe she is a bit put off by the cameras, but this is just what seems to be coming through...I usually pick up well on people's outward emotions, even on tv. I think you will need to be careful with this person as it relates to comments. She seems a little touchy, and may take something said the wrong way.

She doesn't seem to be a good match for a person who is outward with a sense of humor, maybe that is it, she seems to lack one..

Good luck with that, I have a feeling it won't be long before you are looking for someone that has a closer match to your personality....

Marguerite Fanfan
Marguerite Fanfan

Since I watched housewife of new york this year I liked Bethenny and Jill. Now that Bathenny has her own show I think this is great, she really deserve it. I saw the first show and never stop watching it. I hope there will be another season. Love it.

steele
steele

Love you new show. Congrats on the new marriage and baby. Life couldn't be more perfect. We're happy for you and your new family. Please keep Alex and Simon in the mix. We love them both. Alex proved what a good friend she is, beautiful, practical and smart.

Sara D
Sara D

Congrats! Your daughter is beautiful. I loved watching you and Jason getting ready for the arrival. You 2 are a RIOT! I laughed and cried right along with you both!

Melissa 42
Melissa 42

Is it just me or does anybody else get teary eyed when watching the repeats? It's not like I don't know what is going to happen next.

Stephanie G.
Stephanie G.

I really look up to you Bethenny, you have inspired all of us women out there. To actually know that we can be a wife, mom and a business woman, not just a stay at home mom. I really love this show!!!!!

emm
emm

Bethenny, your show is wonderful. Jason fits right in like a pro and so do the staff. The only one I'm not crazy about is Bryn's nurse. It might just be my imagination, however she seems somewhat anti-social. Bryn is so beautiful and petite. Glad to hear your done with Jill. Hope it's for good. Well, I'm looking foward to Thursday evening.Your show is great entertainment. Love it.

Karen in the Midwest
Karen in the Midwest

Hi Bethenny,

Your show is such a delight, I can't express enough how refreshing and delightful it really is, I just love it. I laugh and cry with you and Jason. Your Bryn is so beautiful and precious. I just love Jason's parents too. Julie and Max are special too.

I wouldn't go back to the HYONY either quite frankley, it's just garbage, meanness, uglyness and I have no time or desire to watch them anymore, the BS was so far out of control this season that it totally soured me on the show.

Prayers to you and yours, and blessings to everyone.

Hugs Karen

mmmmbeer
mmmmbeer

Bethenny my father is a OB-GYN and pediatrician, he told me as well to feel free to have a beer while nursing, the yeast does in fact help production.

maggie15
maggie15

It is amazing how much you have changed over the years. I never thought you could change into such a great person! These days so many people put aside a family only to enhance and better their career. This is a time where you need to put your family first and try to work in the rest. I had 3 girls by natural childbirth. Back in the day they used demerol and spinals. No way I was going to lay flat on my back for 8 hours. Anyway everyone has an opinion and they are entitled to it. Your baby nurse looks like the kind of person that believes ancient myths.I don't think having a drink now and then will hurt Bryn. Anyway you are my favorite and I wish the other housewives would just hang their hats and move on, especially Kelly! Best wishes for you and your new family. Jason by the way is very handsome! You both look so happy!

LADYB6812
LADYB6812

GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!! :) PLEASE KEEP YOUR SHOW GOING ON BRAVO,I JUST LOVE YA I SHARE THE SAME MOTHER PROBLEMS YOU HAVE AND GOD HAS TRULY BLESSED ME WITH A GOOD MAN BY MY SIDE AND TWO BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN!!MY NAME IS BRENDA I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER'S NAME!!

Marilyn M.
Marilyn M.

Bethenny...love you, your family (darling baby girl & sweet gorgeous husband!!), & your show. I too am not a masochist...4 babies, 4 epidurals...only way to go. Sorry that your Mom can't participate in your joy, but understand why. There's no room for toxic input. As a Grandma who THOROUGHLY enjoys her 3 grand sons,I'm sorry for her...is she like HER Mom? Maybe, hopefully, she'll "wake up & smell the coffee" before it's too late. Life is short. Also, love your spontaneous humor!

markey
markey

OK, I admit i didn't like you at first; but after watching and gradually loving the girl you were and the woman you've become - well, i think you're wonderful. / Jason is perfect for you - he's tolerant and funny and loves you so much. Add baby bryn to the mix and, of course, cookie, and you've got a good life, sweetie. best of luck. / Also, i hope you eventually accept your mother back into your life. maybe she did the best she could... at any rate, you're going to be a wonderful mom. the more people bryn has to love her, the happier she will be...

Mary T
Mary T

I watch your show and laugh with you as well as cry with you....I do have some advice.....forgive your mother and move on.....you don't have to make her a part of your life and/or your child(ren)'s life......that forgiveness is for you YOU, not your mother, and will set you free from alot of pain.....it works, believe me as I had a similar childhood.....God Bless you, Jason, Bry and Cookie as you begin your journey as a family.

Viewer   Dorian
Viewer Dorian

I hope your show stays on forever, am so happy for you. You have a wonderful personality and a great shrink! Much Happiness

Mary Anne Long
Mary Anne Long

Mary Anne

I am so sorry to know that next week is the final show for this season. I love it so much. Best show on Bravo. I hope this young couple will always appreciate each other like they do today. They are so right for each other. Thanks so much for sharing their life with us.

colloctor
colloctor

You were always my fav out of all the housewives! You seemed honest and never entitled. Love that you have broke out and grown and found happiness!! Jason is a gem!! Never watch Atlanta housewives, too getto. Only likeable and real person in NJ show is Caroline. Gald to see you now have your own show where the biggest drama is how to get the baby out of the car!! Too sweet. Congrads to you and family!!

Mary Susan
Mary Susan

Bethanney,Congrats on baby Bryn,she is adorable....You and Jason will make wonderful parents. Jason seems to be a natural Dad.He seems to be the nicest man..You were lucky to find such a great mate......You have what it takes to be a great Mom.Love and a sense of humor will get you through the rough times......Enjoy every moment with Bryn (love her name)and Jason....Cookie too.

Jill Marie
Jill Marie

Hi funny lady! I love you! Want to wish you and Jason both a huge congratulations! Your daughter is certainly blessed with fun-loving parents like yourselves! Remember to keep the humor in your relationship always!

I wanted to comment on your epidural post. I was in labor for 23 hours with my son and I could not have survived to speak about it without the epidural! My daughter's birth was much quicker, 3 hours of labor so no chance with the epidural. But like yourself, I say TAKE it and enjoy the birth rather than suffer.

Can't wait to see you in the future!

Much love from Michigan!!!

Chatty Patty
Chatty Patty

Dear Mrs Hoppy: Congrats on the birth of your beautiful daughter! It is truly a pleasure watching your show! I have laughed, giggled and cried. Thanks for sharing the beauty of your wedding and the tenderness of the birth of Bryn. I wish you all the best and continued success! Out of ALL the housewives...you are in my opinion the only one that is REAL. Jason is the jewel in the crown,a knight in shining armor and from what I have seen, your best friend. Seems like the flood gate of blessings have opened up for you!! Enjoy them, Embrace them!

mogirl
mogirl

i love you and your show. i think you pick a very good man for a husband and very happy that his family is great to you. please never change because the world needs more people like you in it

C.L.
C.L.

Bethenny,

Just watched your show on bringing home baby Bryn. You made me laugh, you made me cry with tears of joy then on the car ride home I cried tears of heartache, and then when you and Jason couldn't get Bryn out of the car....I laughed so hard I almost peed my pant. What a ride it has been with you, thank you for sharing your life with all of us. You have a beautiful family now and God has blessed you in many ways. I wish you nothing buy happiness in your future. Congrats on your beautiful Bryn (babboo) and I know you and Jason are going to be wonderful parents.

Truly hope to see season 2 !!!

Cathy in Calif

whatamess
whatamess

Bethenny:

I feel compelled to thank you for talking so openly about your childhood and your relationship with your parents on the show(s). My life experiences are so parallel to yours, it is cathartic to watch. I have a very "Bethenny" personality, so my coping mechanisms are similiar, too. It sounds ridiculous, but you make me feel "understood". Thank you! I have been through two marriages and two children with no family support. No good in-laws either. I hope you know that Jason's parents are an amazing BONUS! I will never doubt my decision to cut my mother from my life, as my kids are now eight and six and have never been through any emotional warfare. They don't know this, but it is my gift to them. I know you will do the same for that sweet baby girl. Good luck!

Sincerely, random fan having random thoughts

Helen Robinson
Helen Robinson

Bethenny, Absolutely love you and the new show. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl. Love the way you and Jason react with one another. Very happy for you. You have always been my favorite (Real Housewife).

shela
shela

Don't worry too much about the person who posted the thing about drinking alcohol while breast feeding. My friend is an obstetrician and she herself has told her patients that an occasional drink, say once a week, is not going to make any difference in the baby's health or milk production. Plenty of babies have been born to parents that engaged in one or two drinks a week without detrimental affects on the baby. I do agree that it would not be safe for any mother to drink several alcoholic drinks each day while breast feeding.

TX_Longhorn
TX_Longhorn

This is my first post...even though I have been following you since the beginning of Real Housewives of NY. I normally do not post but I just had to say..... I really enjoy your show. I laugh, you have such a great sense of humor. I have cried with you and Jason (you are very lucky to have such a sweet and loving husband). I thank you for sharing your most precious moments in life with us. All the best to you and your new family. Much love from Texas.

amarymary
amarymary

bethenny, you will never have to be in labor again with ceasareans. the show is uplifting. nice to see a happy part of life. hope you do something next year. even your face has changed since jason and bryn came into your life. you are peaceful and happy even though every day has its challenges. happy happy life to you all.

louanne
louanne

bethenny & jason, What a beautiful little peanut you have.can you believe the instant love? Its impossible to explain that until you live it. Right? I have 2 grown kids but I feel like they are still my little babies.Have more now while you can. 2 is great!!!!!........Jason is such a great guy,love your show.& i love me some cookie!

Momofadaughter
Momofadaughter

Bethenny -- Just finished watching you bring home your beautiful baby girl. Bryn is one blessed little girl -- you and Jason are already incredible parents. While I was watching this episode -- I laughed (I almost peed on myself), I cried, I smiled and felt such happiness for you all . Thank you for letting us share this precious time in your life. You guys are the most perfect couple -- enjoy this time -- as you know now -- it goes by soooooo fast!!!

Rosie Oliver
Rosie Oliver

You a funny crazy and a great person best thinh to do is let go of the past and enjoy today god bless. Rosie-Houston TX

singlemama
singlemama

For the past three episodes, I have been just touched and cried over all the wonderful moments that you have been experiencing. Jason is just such as amazing man and you are so desrving to have him. I am a single mother and I remember the wonder and the fear and the love that you are portraying with Bryn. Being a mom is amazing. But, having a wonderful man to share this wonderful love must be amazing. God Bless the Hoppy Family and savour every minute of it.

BrandyandJack
BrandyandJack

I can't believe I just saw your baby nurse give you beer and tell you to drink a glass to help with milk. WHAT A MYTH! She should NOT be telling new moms that.

"There's no scientific evidence to support the popular wisdom that drinking beer – or any other alcohol – will boost your milk supply. In fact, drinking alcohol disrupts the hormones that are involved in milk production.

Julie Mennella, a researcher at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia who studies alcohol's affect on lactation, explains that while prolactin (a hormone that aids milk production) increases with alcohol consumption, oxytocin (a hormone that's responsible for milk letdown) decreases. Researchers think this may explain why babies have a harder time breastfeeding when their mothers drink alcohol.

The same amount of alcohol that makes it into your bloodstream makes it into your breast milk. While the amount that's transferred if you drink a glass of wine is relatively small, your baby is tiny and has an immature liver, which means he or she can't process the alcohol as well as you can. Studies show that alcohol can affect babies' eating and sleeping. During the four hours after a breastfeeding mother consumes an alcoholic beverage – such as 4 ounces of wine, one mixed drink, or one can of beer – babies who nurse consume about 23 percent less milk. And while breastfed babies may become drowsy and fall asleep more quickly after their mother drinks alcohol, they also sleep for a shorter amount of time. Alcohol in breast milk may also hinder babies' development. In a landmark study of 400 infants published in The New England Journal of Medicine in 1989, gross motor development at 1 year of age lagged in breastfeeding babies whose mothers drank at least one drink daily during the infant's first three months of life."

loveyouguys
loveyouguys

I love you guys! But I beg you, WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!!!!!!

tpoulos
tpoulos

Congrats on the baby!!! She is beautiful and your birth experience was very funny and touching. Love watching you and Jason. The dynamics are phenomenal. You are a funny lady. As an animal lover...I hope Cookie and the baby are getting along. Cookie looks just like my old dog Chloe and the personality is identical. It is the breed. When I saw that Cookie had Llahsa in her...I knew. Such smart dogs, very loyal with family but very leary of strangers. She will love that baby!!!! Best wishes...you are the best!!!