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…

 

Gage and the Gramercy Drama

Jenni weighs in on what went down while she's out on maternity leave.

I am MIA... You better watch the show anyway.

Jeff is on the phone with relative and realtor Carrie
Talking about photos and the open house realtor caravan.
For Sale: Gramercy is officially on the market.
Jeff says Gage hasn't talked to him for three days.
Not everyone is happy about moving.
Carrie does not think English Tudor is a hot sell description.
Jeff says mediterranean and let them be surprised when they get here.

His longtime clients the Shaws, Tommy and Jeanne, are moving to Nashville.
Jeanne wants Jeff to go to Nashville with her to find their new place.

At soon-to-be-sold Gramercy, Jeff likes to mix it up.
He is suggesting a two house purchase next.
Jeff would live in one and Gage and Zoila would live in the other.
Zolia says Gage might end up "in the refrigerator…in piece."
She makes it clear that two house idea would involve an ugly ending.

Megan says my absence is felt, and it is currently an HR epic fail.
I'm glad I'm missed.

Zoila "2014" is now hot, hot, hot.
Andrew gets $300 cash for Jeff's cussing.
He is employee of the week.
Megan is beyond disappointed that Jeff is taking Andrew to Nashville.
Zoila to Andrew: "You are kiss ass."

Jeff is putting Megan in charge of the office while he is away.
Megan finds Zoila "2014" a little intimidating.

Gage has painters working at Gramercy the day before the open house.
Jeff tells them to leave and smells not just paint but sabotage.
Gage and Gramercy will not be easily separated

Nashville: Jeff and Jeanne plus Andy.
Two days to find and buy the Shaws a new home.
Jeanne likes the remodel challenge of the first house they see.
Jeff thinks it is a waste of time.
"Everything with Jeanne is a fight."
Yiiikes… Andy is not the best driver.
Jeff says, "Andy needs learning experience."Gramercy now has Megan in charge.
Zoila responds "What a bitch…shut up…Barbie Bitch…I'm not a slave."
It's a beautiful day at Jeff Lewis' office.
Megan's focus is to get everything ready for the open house.
Jeff's to do list needs to be followed.
Zoila's reply "Barbie Bitch" directed towards Megan becomes a chant.

In Nashville the California boys encounter chiggers (trombiculidae) for the first time.
Jeff likes a house and Jeanne is not impressed.

Gramercy now has realtors walking through.
Carrie thinks almost 80.
Gage unwillingly begins to face the reality of moving.
Jeff calls Gramercy to see the results of the open house.
Jeanne does not like his attention divided.
She reminds him loudly who's paying and further instructs him.

A homeowner in curlers running away from the door.
Jeff knows he is not in LA.

Megan is finding being in charge involves moving trash cans.
Zoila says about Jeff's work list: "I don't know where I put it."

Vanina is cooperating.

Megan tells Zoila and Maria "there's a new sheriff in town."In Nashville the houses are getting larger
The property Overton Lea has Jeff at the gate.
"It's a cool house…I like it a lot."
Jeanne is impressed.
Two and a half million, and Jeff is now seeing improvements.
An entirely new kitchen is Jeff's first vision.
Jeanne is firm about the "no" to that, and she's clearly not a fan of new cabinets.

The Lipstick Lounge and dirty bingo become a night for the group to unwind.
The next day Jeanne decides to buy the estate Overton Lea
Jeff has won a battle -- she wants to redo the kitchen.
Encouraged, he is talking furniture and Jeanne is talking "off switch."Returning home inspired, Jeff is actively looking for a new house.
The Lyric property gets a thumbs up from Jeff.
It's under a million, so he doesn't have to ask Gage.
Not so secretly Gage hopes the deal does not happen.

To lighten the tension Jeff wants to know Zoila's latest telenovela.
Vanina translates: "The Lady and the Construction Worker."

Bonnie the realtor gives Jeff potential buyer updates for Gramercy.
Two interested parties have dropped out.
Jeff is having second thoughts about selling Gramercy.
If Jeff gets 3.2 million, he will sell.
He now hopes to be able to flip and still live at Gramercy.
Gage cannot stop smiling.

NEXT ON FLIPPING OUT
I'm baaack!

Thank you for all the lovely messages and well wishes last week for Alianna and our family, it meant a lot to us.  Always remember, there is no expiration date on miracles.