Shawn Rabideau

Shawn talks about baby shower planning and reflects on how motherhood has changed Bethenny.

on Jul 29, 2010


The first moments of this week's episode had me crying! Could the moment of Bethenny telling Jason's parents the baby's name be any more beautiful? I am trying to put it into words which I am never short of and I actually can't. What an amazing way to honor Jason's brother! Giving Carol and Bob a granddaughter is one thing, honoring the baby with their lost son's name is a priceless, beautiful gift. I can't believe I am going to say this, but that moment…it kind of blows the wedding out of the water! And, I'm OK with that.

I've always heard having a baby changes a person. Nothing could be more accurate when it comes to Bethenny. As Jason said she is so nurturing, kind and sweet now that she has baby Bryn. And I think the birth of Bryn has made Jason much more caring and protective. The reality of the situation is it's not just Jason and Bethenny anymore. There's a baby involved that is so innocent, tiny and beautiful.

I was lucky enough to find all this out first hand! Shortly after Bryn's birth I received an email from Bethenny asking if I would like to help plan and design the baby shower. I was like, are you kidding me?! Did the planets and stars align and I wasn't told? Seriously?! This could mean only one thing…I regained Bethenny's trust! Let's face it, after threats of ripping my anatomy apart and coming way to close to certain parts of her anatomy, I think we finally understood each other. She understood my style and I understood her expectations. And planning this baby shower would be no different than planning the wedding, all the same expectations would apply.

Going over to see Bethenny (and Cookie) I was no longer nervous like I was when planning the wedding. OK, that's not entirely true. I would be lying if I said otherwise. I wasn't nervous to see Bethenny or Bryn. I was however, nervous to see Cookie. I'm not sure what it is, but that dog terrifies every piece of my being! I thought bringing a little treat would help…it did, for 2.5 seconds. In Cookie's mind she was probably like, "Thanks for the treat…Sucker!" In my mind I was like…progress. Hell, only time will tell with that one. Bring a treat when entering and leave quietly while exiting and no one gets hurt.