OK, my lovelies, I know you had all been waiting for the "au naturel" on a horse scene and wondering just how I was going to let a pregnant lady get naked on a horse! You must know me better by now to know I would have never let her get on a horse nine months pregnant (even if she had tried to bribe me with a martini, or better yet diamonds), but the nakedness happened post delivery.
What is interesting about Nicole is that she had perhaps the most outlandish request of all, but one of the most endearing stories. She was simply terrified about becoming a mom and really, when one thinks about it, who isn't? I know I grapple with the anxiety daily, wanting to be the very best mum I can be. For Nicole, she needed to realize that the very skills and warmth she displayed towards animals were the exact same skills that would help her become a great mother. She decided that having a painting of her on her childhood horse with her baby was the perfect reminder that she could do this, and that she could tap into those same skills she has with animals to help raise her child (obviously this is not all she was going to need, but it was the confidence booster she yearned for never-the-less).
I think some anxiety is good as it keeps us on our toes, constantly pushing us to examine our parenting skills and get better. Too much, however, can strip you of the ability to be in the moment with your children, and trust me, you don't want to waste a single moment. Complacency on the other hand is what worries me as a maternity concierge, and I try my very best to snap any future mums-to-be out of it.
On another note, did you all see the Pregnant in Heels skit on Saturday Night Live? Being made fun of truly felt amazing, such an honor, and I hope you all got a good chuckle too. Apparently my accent is all kinds of crazy!
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Rosie, first off I do think you are awesome and have a way with all of these moms-to-be. Nicole is the sweetest, most endearing mom on the show to date. Her concerns were truly heartfelt and you were amazing with her. I thought her painting turned out amazing and knowing the back story, it truly turned something "kooky" into a gift from the heart.
Rosie, I don't have kids so I really didn't think your show would appeal to me. I have been referred to as the "god forbid mother" by my friends. Boy was I wrong about your show. It is beyond funny and entertaining. Your assistant is a trip. The manner in which you deal with your clients is a pleasure to watch. I love love love your facial expressions. You crack me up. A breath of fresh air. Thank you Bravo for show casing a woman (along with Bethanny) who is level headed, successful, entertaining and not a trainwreak!!! Keep it up Rosie, we love you!!!
I really like your show and the quirkly ladies you help. It's nice to know that when pregnant, we all have to still deal with our anxieties and preparation for the little one in the same ways. You add a spark of light and happiness to each and every challenge, and I must say, you do have challenging women! Thanks for a refreshing show.
Hi Rosie!!! Love the show, love your accent, love you!!!! My husband absolutely loves your show as well!!! I myself find you very endearing and real. Keep up the good work!!!!
You are great with all the mothers-to-be. Lucky them to have you in their lives, helping them get a good start. Plus, I LOVE your style.
Your show has a way to be very appealing to all kinds of people, not just moms to be. We all have a lot to learn from someone like you who has built a business of really caring for people. Humanity is better off with Rosie Pope in the world!
I was a little concerned about the mother who was afraid of needles. Did she know that there were other options such as hynobirthing, at home delivery, or even a birthing center that would have avoided all forms of needles? I felt that she wasn't completely informed about all of her options and was forced to deliver at a hospital when it clearly gave her added stress.
Rosie, you are a delight and yes, I saw the SNL skit of you and thought it was pretty funny also, especially how they described your accent. This week's show was my favorite so far. From the promos I thought it would be kooky to say the least but then after seeing Niclole and hearing her story, I absolutely fell in love with her. I'm glad not all of your mothers-to-be are beasts. You are amazing with your clients and so fun and endearing to watch. Love, love, love you.
I love the show, you and your family. Cute husband also. I wish you could have been around when I had my children. I am also shocked at how some women are so uninformed about certain things in life.
I'm only 23, not a mom, and not even committed to anyone, yet you make it so easy to relate to you and the mom-to-be's featured on the show! I had put off watching your show because I thought "Eh, that's not for me. I'm not at that point in my life." Lucky for me, I got a cold and spent a day on the couch and caught your show and I've been hooked since! (That's a compliment--lucky and colds are usually never mentioned together :)). Truly enjoy you on the show!
As a mother, and someone who has worked with pregnant women, I am glad that Rosie can make this connection. However, there are so many wonderful support groups, advocates, health programs, books, etc. that deal with many of the fears and issues presented by these clients. It is sad that Rosie does not use this great opportunity to share some of these with her clients as well as her audience. As a new mom herself, there is no way that she can have the wealth of experience that many of these providers and good-hearted people have. I find myself wincing in frustration, as I hear the ignorance of the prospective parents. It is naive to assume that all will go hunky-dory after the baby is born, without additional patterning. What if the baby has colic; what about when they cut their first teeth? I suspect that they all get nannies. Please consider providing more concrete advice and figures, than you seem to be using.
I have really loved your show, and I didn't think I would at all. I'm 36+ wks with my second child and we had to go through IVF with this one. I didn' t know your background and when I watched the previews, I thought "I don't need to see these spoiled rich people that take everything for granted having kids." Since then I have come to appreciate your endearing style and your way of showing your clients how to put their baby first. Great job Rosie!
It is so great to watch a Bravo show where success is not defined by how many housewives you can get into a fight with. Love your show.