Rosie Pope

Rosie admits how awkward this episode was for her and addresses your questions about her accent.

on Apr 12, 20110

 

OK my lovelies, now before talking about how awkward it was re-watching the Adam and Ali sex therapy scenes, let me just tell you a wee bit about my accent (although I do love the complete controversy it is causing). I was born and raised in London, England and moved to New York City when I was 18. I then married a lovely chap who was born in Mississippi with Southern parents and then raised in New Jersey. So, what does that mean for my accent? Hmm, definitely mixed up, but as far as I know, no speech impediment! Although, now that you all point it out, do I have a lisp? Here is to making lisps sexy (and that was a lot of S's for someone who apparently has a lisp)! 

Now that you all know I am English, let me just say being English and talking about sex is not exactly a smooth sailing combination. It couldn't make me more uncomfortable (lights out in the bedroom if you know what I mean)! I think if I wasn't covered in make-up, I would have looked the color of a tomato ("tom-ah-toe" because I'm British) through most of this episode. However, despite my total awkwardness and need to refer to our special lady and gentlemen parts as members of the royal family for respectability's sake, the topic is indeed an important one. Many, many of the couples I meet are incredibly excited about becoming parents, but less excited about what is happening to their relationship. It seems as though precisely the fun that got you started on the journey to parenthood has taken a backseat or completely fallen off the back of the truck... Ah, I love the use of metaphors to get around awkward subjects. (Oh and along with my apparent lisp I think I am also really bad at metaphors!) But no matter how large the difference between a couple's wants and desires at particular times of pregnancy and parenthood, it is so important to address them. 

Now this doesn't necessarily mean brining sex toys into your relationship, but it does mean doing whatever you have to do in order to get a couple talking about it. And let me tell you, a shock tactic like that seemed just about the only thing I could do to finally get Adam and Ali having the discussion. Now, you might be the lucky pregnant woman whose hormones are making your libido shoot through the roof, tackling your partner into the bedroom every chance you can get, but more likely the opposite is happening coupled with some really awkward sex dreams (probably not about your partner), so listen up: Remember to talk to your partner and help them understand how you feel, remember to take care of yourself so you feel good about yourself, and remember to find time (even if it isn't sexy time) for your relationship! 

Now before I sign off and bury my head in the sand because re-watching those sex scenes has made me extremely fidgety (or maybe that was the fourth cup of coffee I've had today), let me just say, I don't think professional golf is in my future!  

Until next week! Shop Rosie Pope Maternity, MomPrep Classes, read my blog, and meet our experts at www.rosiepope.com. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter: @rosiepope and www.facebook.com/rosiepope and take your own Mommy IQ Test  http://www.rosiepopematernity.com/momprep/mommyiq.cfm. 

 

13 comments
mma1978
mma1978

I jst wanted to say i luv your and your wisdom towards parenting. And i luv your accent. Im so thrilled for season 2. Luv u. :-)

Momma of three
Momma of three

Rosie, I absolutely love your sweet personality and your big heart! Your accent is beautiful, and don;t let anyone else tell you otherwise! I am so glad to know that you are trying for another baby, and I dont know what it is like to have difficulty conceiving. I had three beautiful children with no problems conceiving or giving birth to them, and it was a blessing all three times, so I can't imagine having so much difficulty. But I think you are so strong and know you will get though this tiresome journey! You are amazing!!

Gemma C.
Gemma C.

I have to agree...you are adorable and i love your accent!!!I am from Italy and people often say how much they enjoy the way I speak...so i can relate (even though i think your accent is really cute)...

richard d. ross
richard d. ross

Swore I wasn't going to watch another new Bravo reality show, but I did watch your show and it's so good to find such a positive show and you, Rosie, are so nice and funny, and smart. I'm now a fan!! Dick R.

askewta
askewta

I just wanted to say that I enjoy this show alot. I wasn't quite sure what to expect but it was a wonderful surprise. I haven't had a child and find it very informative. It makes me laugh and roll my eyes at some of the mothers-to-be but for most, I can relate. I look forward to future episodes! Great job Bravo! Great job Rosie and team!

Katsprite
Katsprite

Hi Rosie! I love your unique accent; now I understand why I couldn't completely detect where it is from. British for sure! I also love your show, which I didn't think I would. I don't have children (by choice) although I've been married 29 years. I can't believe I know more about raising chilren then some of your clients! Don't they have friends, nieces/nephews, younger silblings? Yikes! Too funny...and entertaining! I also enjoy your staff and family. Great show!

Pinkapaloozza
Pinkapaloozza

Dear Rosie:

You are adorable, I just can't believe there are so many motherly-challenged woman. And yes I was also wondering about your "accent" if that is what you call it, my poor husband was under the impression you were hard of hearing. Kudos to you for exploiting the market of motherly-challenged-spoiled-bitchy woman!

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

This is a refreshing, new kind of show for Bravo. It actually can appeal to a broad audience, as the office dynamics and clients of Rosie Pope Maternity are worth a million bucks to witness. Love it, love Rosie, and love your ENERGY AND ACCENT!

Viewer in Ky (Not the Jelly)
Viewer in Ky (Not the Jelly)

Good on you for addressing what is, err...WAS a very annoying voice. As an audibly offended viewer, I really think your facing it head-on might just be the thing to help me 'get over it.'

Allison R
Allison R

I love your accent and your show!

Manda4305
Manda4305

Hi rosie, just wanted to say i LOVE your show and look forward to the rest of the season!

ADDICTEDhousewife:)
ADDICTEDhousewife:)

You are ADORABLE, and I have totally loved listening to your delightful accent. Lisp or not (I haven't picked up on it, but does that really matter????), you have a lot to say, and it is all helpful information for mothers and fathers to be. My kids are grown, both out of college and in college, and believe me, I would have loved someone like you to help guide the way. Pregnant or not, it is just a great show to watch. I find the couples fascinating. It is all good entertainment. KUDOS!

amk71
amk71

I really like your show and I think your accent is quite appealing. The longer I watched the show, the more I like the way you speak.