Cast Blog: #FLIPPINGOUT

Jenni: Alianna is a Miracle

Jenni talks about her delivery and being a parent.

Baby, Baby, Baby…

At Gramercy the topic is my no longer private parts.
Past my due date, so any day now.
I intend to work right up to the last minute.

Jeff's clients Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife, Kat, are also expecting.
We all go shopping and Jeff rubs it in that she is svelte at seven months.
I am determined that feeling the size of a condo complex is not going to be a downer.Tassos Nassos is Jonathan's father's name, and if we have a boy, he's Tassos.
Jeff is hoping I have a girl, since Alianna is a name he thinks he can live with.

Lisa, our Calabasas client, is back for more.
Her home's exterior will be a current project.
Gary her husband is all about the numbers -- the cost is center stage.

At Gramercy Jeff says he wants back in the flipping business.
"Selling Gramercy is paramount" -- he's tired of no control.

The Gosselaars are going to Hawaii, and we are working on their remodel.

Jeff is obsessed with my delivery details and the potential for poop.
I am living in a TMI total overload.

Zoila proudly wears oversize BITCH bling.
She says "real."
Jeff says "swap meet."

The stress of having Gramercy market ready is starting to take a toll.Dan, a landscape architect, joins us in Calabasas.
Lisa is firm: "Cut everything you said in half…I have a budget in my head that Gary gave me."
She offers an empty purse as a visual aid.
Jeff is not buying it.
Gary has left written orders for Jeff to follow, making it very clear who's in charge.
"I'm basically Gary's bitch" is the way Jeff sees it.
Lisa G. is stressing with every potential tree mentioned.
Jeff ups her bottom line by $25,000, and she is not going for it.

I have a “here comes the baby” drill list at Gramercy.
Someone might have to help me with breathing.
My suitcase, a list of phone numbers, and basic birth emergency supplies.

Lisa G. does not like a painter's exterior estimate.
There is verbal abuse hurled in our direction.Jesse and his peeps are painting the Gosselaars' interiors.
Calabasas needs to be seen by Jesse right away to get his estimate.
Jeff's bad boy gets the best of him.
He volunteers me to ride with Jesse to the location.
Speed bumps in an old truck with no air-conditioning.
Windows down and my hair is flying on the freeway.
Jesse's questionable driving skills add to this fun fest.
This is Jeff's idea of a pregnancy prank.
Jeff thinks Jesse's price will be right for Gary and Lisa G.
Less than one third of our prior estimate.

Jeff has a family celebration for me and Jonathan before I go on maternity leave.
It is not a PG-13 experience.

Back at the Gosselaars' we are supervising the painting.
Jeff and I cookie raid their cupboard.
This girl is living large in the moment with a little help from Oreos.
Jeff changes Kat's choice of paint for the nursery -- he is not about playing it safe.

Megan shares details of the birth process… Do I really need to know these things?

Back from Hawaii Kat loves Jeff's choice of nursery color.
Jeff encouraged the Gosselaars to take design risks, and it's gorgeous!

Gage has his doubts about a new location start over.Jonathan and I kiss our dogs and leave for the hospital.
Who knows if these contractions are a false alarm?
It turns out, they are not…the baby is coming! Why did I eat so much pepperoni pizza? Arriving at the hospital, I am terrified. My life is about to change forever.
Jonathan was nervous and ate my cherry slushie that they brought me.
That's OK, he is so lovely and supportive as the pain increases.
We decide to make it a Big Phat Greek Party in the delivery room.
Dr. Goldberg made me feel at ease.
That's a gaggle of people looking at something that is getting very stretched out.
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10!
Push face (not attractive).

It's a girl!!! The greatest moment of my life.
She is a miracle, and there is no expiration date on miracles.
A few short years ago I never imagined I would be here, now.
For all of you out there who don't think you can have the deepest desires of your heart, please think again.
Please have hope.
Please expect a miracle. No Jeffery, poop did not happen.
Another miracle after all that pepperoni pizza.
  
Jeff is now an uncle.
He was scared to hold Alianna at first, but he did amazing. A natural.
We have been through so many ups and downs, this is a beautiful and surreal moment. Yes, my hormones are a roller coaster, but I meant what I said.
To have a healthy child and to have help, I feel beyond grateful.
I have the utmost respect for people (like my sister) who have children with health issues or are a single parent.
It is not easy to be a parent, period.
So if you can, go hug your parents right now as they deserve it.
I love you Mom and Dad in a whole new way today.

Alianna Marika Nassos (named after both our Mothers and Grandmothers) 8lbs 10 ounces.
Born June 29th, 2013

Thank you Dr. Jay Goldberg for a great husband stitch!

I love you Jonathan, you already are an amazing Father.

NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
Jeff is not sure if Gage is sabotaging the Gramercy sale.
House shopping in Nashville with our one of a kind client, the amazing Jeanne Shaw.
Jeff always says with Jeanne nothing is decided without a fight…

 

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Jenni: "Crab Meat is Flying!"

Jenni dishes on the Lewis family food fight and the session with Dr. Donna.

THERE'S A NEW JENNI IN TOWN

At Gramercy Jeff is having naughty night nurse fantasies...
…about who is at my house, which he is happily sharing with the office.
The present state of my private parts is a cheery office topic.
No, no, and NO!
I am serving notice -- there is a new Jenni in town.
The out of control office antics have given a stern face to HR.

Jeff's paint line is flying off the shelves
Will more workers be needed at Jeff Lewis Design?

Lisa and Gary's Calabasas landscaping is a multiple choice challenge.
People need to agree.
Lisa wants us out, but we have plants to place, then plants to move, see the vision, and place somewhere else.
It's all about being specific.
Phase 2, which Lisa said would never happen…
Never say never.
We love you, Lisa!

Jeff doesn't stop encouraging Zoila to twerk at Gramercy. 
He also comments on my current size, shape, and choice of outfit.
Jeffrey is expanding into the area of fashion consultant.
I love my belt, Jeffrey.Chaz Dean's remodel at La Mirada needs to be cold.
The budget for this job is frozen.
Mark the contractor however is feeling the heat.

Andrew is put in charge of applying the "get it done now" pressure.
At La Mirada he finds the contractor MIA and the workers MIA.
Andy hopes this challenge will reveal his managerial skill set.

Jeff wants to take over the decisions regarding Lisa's landscaping.
This Calabasas job needs to be done ASAP.
Vanina's "I bought 'em for her" Double Ds are shared with Lisa.
My HR self is now in full fail zone.

Gramercy is keeping new hire Katrina busy with the paint line.
The work load is huge and she needs help.
Gage likes the good stress of it all.

Scott, Jeff's attorney, plans a big dinner for Jeff's dad's birthday.
He has been Tom's attorney for 30 years.
Jeff thinks a booze cruise around the harbor sounds like a plan.
Newport Beach are you ready for us?
A small problem due to someone's lack of nautical skills…
The boats have escaped!
Jeff blames his lack of censor on his family's standard of behavior.
Two boats and a food fight are their way to party hearty.
Crab meat is flying!
Yes, that is me (now a momma) throwing food and having fun misbehaving.
Even the HR "buzzkill" needs an outlet.
There goes my Mom off camera running to church to light some large candles.
Praying for me that maturity is better late than never.
Andy is now instructed by Jeff to be contractor Mark's worst nightmare.
"I'll crack your balls" is Andy's idea of in charge speak.

Gramercy welcomes new intern Romy to help Katrina.
Hope she is a survivor in Jeff Lewis Design's world of cray cray.
Gage thinks the toilet rules may be a cause for no return.

Mark's young son is visiting the La Mirada job site.
Will he need therapy after watching Andy in full managerial mode? 

Jeff and I interview potential remodel clients in Westwood.
Nikki and Robbie are both dentists and reluctantly agree when Jeff talks price.
The hard, cold, cash, remodel facts can be a dream buster.
Jeff is just the messenger, and it's not always fun. 

Andy is trying to break the new intern.
He wants her gone.
I read Jeff a list with the requirements for successful leaders.
The harsh reality is adult behavior will now be required.

On the La Mirada job site my limits are tested.
You do what you have to do.
Hand washing and dedication are the name of the game.Jeff thinks Andy's babysitting Mark has done the trick and things are moving.
Romy our newbie quit -- she lasted one day.
Everyone does not think it's a beautiful day at Jeff Lewis' office.
Honestly, HR is seriously concerned about the current office atmosphere.

Chaz does a check it out walk through at La Mirada.
Andy gets applause, Jeff is thrilled.

Gramercy is group focused ordering Jeff's undies online.
Jeff thinks his old ones will be a fun face mask for Megan.
She loudly disagrees while ripping them off -- I write Jeff up.
Jeff is informed that his idea of joking is abusive by Dr. Donna his therapist.
We need her help to get the office behavior in sync with sanity.
Dr. Donna tells Jeff he is the leader and needs to set an example.
She tells me to be comfortable stating, "Get out!"
I can do this, Deb to the rescue.
There's a new Jenni at Jeff Lewis Design.
New rules, new day.
NEXT WEEK ON FLIPPING OUT
Zoila reads her list of complaints: "Please don't call me fat piggy."
Andrew needs to remove the porno he's sharing from his iPad.
Oh no they didn't.
To make it a beautiful day at Jeff Lewis' office is going to take some serious work.

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