It was fascinating meeting Ashley from England (no, not a girl, we Brits just use Ashley as a boy's name, but I can see how that would be confusing) and Diana from Mississippi, because my hubby Daron and I are exactly the opposite combination (I'm from England and he is from Mississippi). It was interesting to see the cultural clash between them as they debated moving apartments. You see, Brits tend to be somewhat reserved and less celebratory in nature, and so we often have to be dragged kicking and screaming to a party, but once we get there, we can celebrate with the best of them. Ahem, Lord Wedgewood anyone? Honestly, I think the optimism and enthusiasm I feel in America is one of the reasons I decided to make my home here, but alas I digress. The thing is, we can get so caught up in something like space, or painting a room, or furniture, that we forget all the baby is going to care about is that they are loved unconditionally and provided for. The preparation of the room is to get the parents in the right mindset more than anything else and create an atmosphere of celebration to welcome the wee one home. Whether their room is in a grand penthouse or a charming small apartment is irrelevant. It is so easy to become so wrapped up in material things and the minutia of a day that we forget what is important. In our house when I'm getting stressed out over something ridiculous, Daron puts on some country music and JR and I make pancakes (with oodles of syrup). Trust me when I say there is nothing that country music and pancakes can't cure.
OK, OK, I can hear you saying why is she banging on about this stuff when all we want to hear about is the pregnancy! But, country music and pancakes with JR got me through a lot of the heartache on the way to this pregnancy, so I had to mention them. I am not sure really how to find the words to express the joy we felt in finding out we were pregnant with a healthy baby. It was so surreal and while I was overjoyed with the news, I felt like I only had a second before I started worrying about the months ahead and all the things that could go wrong before the baby arrived safely in my arms. You see, when you have experienced loss in pregnancy I don't know if it is ever possible to relax when pregnant again until you are staring that baby in the eyes after being safely delivered into your arms. I found it hard to breathe until the day he was born, I would get so nervous and panicked if I felt even a twinge or something slightly out of the ordinary. I remember when they finally put him in my arms, and he looked back up at me as if to say, "Don't worry mum, I'm here now." I think I finally let out a breath realizing how truly blessed I am.
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Rosie I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE you! I am so happy you were finally able to conceive again, and I so enjoy watching your show with your cute accent! I really hope there will be a season 2!
I Have To Say I Love Watching This Show..You Are Truly An Inspiration To Woman That Know Your Story..I Myself Have Had 2 Ectopic Pregnancies And Have Had Surgery To Remove Half Of My Tubes..For You To Still Be So Positive Is Amazing. It Keeps Me From Feeling Like I May Never Have The Experience..And I Just Hope I Get To Be As Blessed As You..Congrats!
I love how you can help people in more ways than just prepping them for baby. You are the best of all things rolled into one!
I have had the privelidge of being surrounded by babies & children all of my life, though I never had my own. As much as it can be a trying time, it can be overwhelmingy joyous. By the time they are toddlers they come into their own little personalities and is a great time for the adults in the child's life to pay special attention to the world the child lives in and expose them to new expierences. I've had the pleasure of showing a 1 year old what sand feels like, how grass tickles your feet and a plethora of activities that wake up the senses that have yet to explore. Above all, I think it is important for ALL people to create possitive memories in a child's life. God bless you for the service you provide in preparing parents with some of the basics of caring for a baby and the needs of the baby as it grows to be a kind, independant, loving soul. Thank you especially for guiding those parents that don't have a clue what it takes to raise a child, but are brave enough to become Moms & Dads. God bless you and your family and all of those lives you touch.
I love the way you speak. I could listen to you for hours. Sometimes I leave Bravo on when they have a repeat marathon of 'Pregnant in Heels' and' do housework, just so I can listen to lovely voice in the background. I've been all over the world and never heard one as unique and beautiful sounding as yours.
And you're very beautiful. A classic English rose.
~ A fan.
I just want to say how much I simply adore Rosie, she is such an great role model and so sweet and very smart. I enjoy watching her show and am so happy for her and her family that she was able to get pregnant again. I myself am pregnant with my 2nd child. I hope everything goes well and am wishing her and her family all the best.
Rosie, obviously i don't know you but I'm was so happy for you and your family when the show aired you were pregnant! I can only imagine the heartache of wanting a baby and I'm so glad you were able to share your story. All the beat!
Rosie, you are cute as a button... I love your show...
Congratulations! What a beautiful surprise... GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!