Here we go with blog #2! I will try to keep this shorter than the last one. The deal with my beautiful daughter is this...she is a teenager! ENOUGH said. I'm dealing with it. After I have this baby, I would LOVE a glass of wine! Just ONE! It takes the edge off. Ashley's grades are slipping and it's crunch time. She needs to pass her finals to be able to go on to the next grade. Yes, it's THAT bad. Will Ashley pull it together in time or will she learn a hard lesson? You will see what happens..
As far as my son goes, I know that party seemed obnoxiously over the top, but that was the FIRST birthday party he ever had in his whole life with friends besides simple family parties. I had explained to my son that all of his parties wouldn't be like that and he understands and accepts that very well. We wanted it to be really special because we were also celebrating the first year that he came out of his shy little shell and I wanted him to have a great time with his friends who had always graciously invited him to all of their parties throughout the years. It was also the end of a school year. I have to thank the Brownstone for working with our budget and generously providing all of their delicious food at C.J.'s party for a good price and allowing us to use their resources for better deals on the venders we used as well. I went through Horizon for all of our entertainment (www.horizongiggles.com). The cupcakes everyone seemed to love and are asking me about were designed and voluntarily made by my neighbor and friend, Roseann. Thank you once again! It is such a great joy and blessing to be able to be a stay-at-home Mom with C.J. We spend a LOT of quality time together. It means so much to me AND my son. Sometimes I just wish I had that opportunity and privilege to stay home with Ashley when she was little. Her Dad and I divorced when Ashley was only 17 months old. I had so much guilt working all of the time that I made the mistake of overcompensating and giving her too many "things." I spoiled her. My challenge now is undoing that. It's very hard to do that while living in the town that we live in, with the lifestyle in which we live.
Jacqueline - I am so excited for you that you were able to conceive and are going to have a beautiful baby in just a few weeks. Congratulations! It's fun to watch you on the show because you are a classy lady with a great sense of humor!
Jacqueline, Congrats on your pregnancy!!! My husband & I have been struggling to have a second child for a year and a half. I hope you've enjoyed every second of your pregnancy!! Elizabeth
Jacqueline, I can only say that I had two miscarriages myself, both in the first month. My doctor gave me estrogen and it helped with development. My son is four and I am happy with my two boys. Best of luck.
i was just watching episode 2 and now to read you are expecting is wonderful news. I'm 28 and currently dealing with trying to conceive( my husband had cancer two years ago) and i had surgery on my ovaries two months ago to help us, but i had complications and now feel helpless but when i hear stories like yours i know there is a hope. so thank you for being so honestly and sharing your struggles and happiness with all of us. god bless
Jacqueline, i understand what you are going through about concieving. I had 2 still born and 2 miscarriages in between. I don't have any children. I lost my first baby when I was 7 months and I just had a stillbirth at 32 weeks on March 4. I still have hope and faith, its just not the right time. I just don't like the fact that I want be able to enjoy my pregnancy at all. I will pray for you to concieve and you pray for me.
I just saw the show where you went to the doctor discussing possible reasons for the miscarriages. I to had a miscarriage at the age of 40 years old. I am proud to say that at the age of 41 I have a beautiful little boy.
As soon as I found out I was pregnant my OBGYN told to me take 1 baby aspirin daily (I took the entire pregnancy) and was prescribed progesterone suppositories (from the Vital Compound) for 3 months. There isn't any scientific evidence BUT as my OBGYN stated it sure has brought about many many successful pregnancies.
I want to share something with you. I have NEVER done anything like this...contact a tv star. BUT I have to share with you, I have an 18 and 16 y old (completely normal pregnancies) . After 5 yrs, 9 miscarriages yes NINE! My dr kept saying that we were 1 of those 10% that there's no reason. I started on 1 daily st joseph baby aspirin and became pregnant then continued on blood thinners(heparin)then lovenox. We now have an 11 m little girl (yeah! God sent for mt sanity). I had a blood clot disorder that went undetected until they did a genetic blood screen that previously had been missed in past EXTENSIVE testing. I wish you all the luck of the love we have.
Oh,I almost forgot.... he prescribed progesterone suppositories for the entire pregnancy! Good Luck!
I am happy to hear your pregant. Alot of miscarriages is due to sugar problems. Have the doctor check your blood sugar. Good luck.
Hi Jacqueline, I was about to send you an email filled with encouragement and hope about your having another baby but now I see that you are almost ready to have a baby!!!! I'm so happy for you! For anyone experiencing fertility problems who may being for comfort in this blog, as Jacqueline said.....DON'T EVER GIVE UP! Maternal instinct starts way before a baby ever gets here. If your heart is aching to try everything until you have a baby keep trying. You'll know when to stop, if you must. Sometimes God has a plan we can't understand. I waited 4 years and 2 miscarriages for my daughter. She was meant to be here when God wanted her to be here.
Jacqueline, you're very sweet and kind and very likeable. All the best to you, your family and your little baby!
P.S. A viewer posted something at 10:56 p.m. on 5/19 which is so despicable and I can't believe it was posted!!!
This comment is for the first 'viewer' that commented on this blog. That is a rotten thing to say. You should feel free to unleash your comments on the housewives, but to say something so unkind about an innocent child is just morally bankrupt. Maybe you should spend less time watching television and more time reading the bible. God Bless you and your family jacqueline!
To "Viewer"/coward: There is no reason for you to say such terrible things! God didn't "bless us" when Jacqueline had her miscarriages. He simply needed more angels in Heaven. I will pray that God softens your heart and makes you more compasionate. You obviously are a mean and callous person. I also pray you never experience such a loss.
You must be the first and only normal houswife in these shows. Congratulations. Please, keep being sane.
OMG!! please ignore that last message - it was really evil. BTW, why do you let Danielle correct your daughter? she should not have been there when you were talking to Ashley - none of her business!!! watch out for Danielle!!
Love the show!!! And I am so thrilled for you to hear that you are pregnant and due with a healthy son so soon!!! Congrats! You give me hope...I have 3 children (15, 10 and 3) and feel that strong desire for just one more! We have been trying for almost 2 yrs now and supposedly nothing is wrong. We had one miscarriage last year. You definitely give me hope!
My heart broke for you when you spoke of your lost babies. I lost two also. I still can't speak of them without tears. There is nothing worse and I'm so sorry for your losses. Folic acid was, in my opinion, a big help in the health of my beautiful, straight-A soon-to-be 13-year-old. My best to you! De
Jacqueline, I'm watching episode one and I already love you! This is my 3rd time ever commenting on a blog, but I just wanted to say that you are such a sweet & beautiful person and don't let any of the "haters" get you down on these blogs. Also, congratulations on your baby! I wish you and your family well! One more thing: Where do you shop for your beautiful clothes? If I lose weight to your size, could you pass some this way? (smile) God Bless You!!
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You have a beautiful life and seem to be a beautiful person, you shouldn't have any remorse for how you raised your daughter she isn't a criminal or drug addict she has some bad grades. (not for anything she could always get her GED if it came down to it) Keep being positve.
PS Watch out for Danielle she's the type that would go after your man as she's crying on your shoulder.
For someone to write God is blessing us for Jacqueline to have had miscarriages is a complete waste of Jacqueline and her childrens oxygen and should have been swallowed by there mother or ran down her leg.
I cannot believe that you are 38, you look absolutely amazing, and you seem to be a beautiful person. May God blees you and your family...congrats!
I am so happy that you are having another child! You will be awesome. I hope Ashley can buckle down and get her act together. That party for your son looked fun.
Jacqueline, Congratulations on the pregnancy!!! That is so wonderful. I am 25 years old, engaged, and looking forward to starting a family of my home. However last time I visited the doctor she informed me that most likely I am going to have a really difficult time getting pregnant. Its great to see someone who has similar difficulties succeed in the end. You are a great mother and do a great job with your daugther.
Not to be rude but you're crazy lol, you're gorgeous and you look fab on TV! :) Congratulations on your pregnancy! That's so exciting and you're a great mom! I just love how you have a huge heart. It's really inspiring. My parents divorced when I was maybe a year old and I lived with my dad basically ever since. I rarely see my mother or talk to her but I know that she's still there for me. What I can see but of course can't speak for Ashley but from what I see is that she doesn't feel like you weren't there for her. Just because you worked doesn't mean that you weren't there for her and you shouldn't feel like that. I know you wanted to spend more time with her, that's understandable but you were still always there.
Hi Jacqueline! Congratulations! What an amazing story.
Can you please let us know where you got your fertility bracelet?
I just wanted to say congrats on the big news. My husband and I just had our 4th miscarriage and I know what a struggle it is. We have a grea 7 year old but like you would like to have one more, or two if we get really lucky. I think it was really great how you shared about your problems, I think sometimes people dont share enough about how it effects you. Thank you for sharing with us and giving me some extra hope.
Jacqueline, So happy to hear you were able to get pregnant. I had my son very young, and he is now 10 yrs old. My husband and I are trying to have another child and I pray I will also be able to conceive again. Just wanted to let you know I love the show!!!
i loved the dress you had on at the ladybug party can you tell me who is the dress by??? you are beautiful !!!
I would like to wish you the best in conceiving. May I just ass that you are very very very beautiful and remind me so much of my ex-fiance. We were together for 10 years and tried to concieve but she had 4 miscariggaes. Anyhow, please dont pay attention to the comment from "viewer" at 10:56, he or she is not blessed by god by their rudeness. I would just like to say you are women like no other and dont let your sister in law (dina) try to run you over. Anyhow, god if I had met you in a another life and in another time I would die for the opportunity to give you a more wonderful life than the one you have. Anyhow, be well, god bless you and take care...... :-)
Hello Jacqueline, Hello from West Point, NY
I know all about struggling to have a child. Me and my husband when we first got married were trying every single time we can and we did get pregnant , i had a couple of miscarriages (a total of 4 miscarriages with my hubby), but total out of my life i have had 14 miscarriages and 3 live births. 3 yrs ago i had a total hysteracomy because the doctor was worried about my health. So I am now just dealing with my husband in Iraq and volunteering were i can. much love and i am happy that your pregnant..... And i will watch you on tv.
love a PROUD ARMY WIFE WENDY
Thanks for sharing your life as entertainment. Secondly, you don't have to defend yourself! Clearly, you're a strong and loving person. I just hate to see you take on the tone of having to defend yourself, when you don't! You're as capable of all these women.
Take care and Congratulations!!! on the upcoming baby :O)
Jacqueline, congratulations! I came onto the boards to tell you about my blood condition anticardiolipids in which I would miscarry. I had to take aspirin and I too got pregnant a couple months after starting on them, in my 40's, plus trabultaline (however you spell it) so that I didn't have pre-term labor pains or labor. I then got pregnant the second time four months later. My prayers to you and your family for a healthy happy future.
Hi Jacqueline, I have never posted anything to a tv blog before! I love the show and you are great on it. You have a great heart and thank you for sharing about your miscarriages. Often women feel so alone afterwards. It doesn't matter how many kids you already have, miscarriage is still so painful! Good luck with the new baby! For people writing on the blogs, dr's often help, but for some of us they don't. Try doing some natural things too. Try looking at: natural-fertility-info.com and look up low progesterone and pregnancy on the internet.
Hi Jacqueline, Great blog entries! I have never posted a comment to anything before but you are great on the show and have a great heart. Thanks for your bravery in sharing about miscarriage. It doesn't matter how many children you already have, the loss of any child is so painful. I am so happy for you, good luck with the new baby! Miscarriage can make people feel so alone and more of us need to speak out. Great job! For those of you on the blogs, sometimes dr's cannot help with miscarriages. Check out natural-fertility-info.com and look up low progesterone in pregnancy. Be your own advocate and listen to your instincts!
I have never logged onto this site... I am far too busy as a mother of "3 under 3" but last night while watching a few minutes of your show I saw you discussing your miscarriages. It's something that I have gone through as well, and I am happy to hear that you are now expecting. My pregnancy following a miscarriage resulted in very happy and healthy twins, so God does seem to have a sense of humor. I just wanted to say that I really liked how you put it, that there is a soul up there waiting for you to give it a life. That is a wonderful way to think of it. Good luck with the upcoming birth of your son, and I was glad to read that you will soon have a baby to hold.
Jacquelin - I am so happy for you to be able to get pregnant!!! You seem like such a wonderful person and it broke my heart to see how hard of a time it was for you to get pregnant. I've been there and can relate to how you were feeling. I thought the birthday party you gave your son looked like a blast for him. Who cares if you went over the top? It's your son and nobody else's business! Hopefully your daughter will realize how important it is just to gradute from high school these days. Believe me, it seems to be low priority on kids' minds these days. Hang in there. You're great!!! Not sure what will happen in the upcoming shows but please be careful of Danielle. Family does always come first.
I'm thrilled that you're pregnant. I was just coming on here to send you a message to consider trying fertility acupuncture. A friend of mine had chronic miscarriages but had a successful pregnancy once she began acupuncture.
Good luck with your new baby.
Honestly I dont think you need to apologies for being able to give your son the bday party, any mother would do it for her child if she could afford it, dont feel bad about it, I loved it. Congrats on the pregnancy too!
You are adorable - You are lucky to have Dina and Caroline and Teresa. Danielle is trouble - not your type She really has no place on the show. She wants the millions and there are starving children out there. She should watch what she says. Your daughter is at a tough age - just be patient You are very sincere and lucky to have the family you have and they are lucky to have you
Dina is right, Danielee wants to be all of you, wants what you all have - The way she portrays herself on TV makes you wonder how she lost all that she had.
Good Luck on the show - I love watching it
First, congratulations on your pregnancy! Such great news to read, especially after last night's heartbreaking episode of what you've gone through.
I felt like I was looking in the mirror in regards to your relationship with your daughter, Ashley. My girl was 2 when I divorced her father, who was an absent figure while she grew up. I compensated by spoiling her. Big mistake. When I changed the dynamic, stood my ground, gave her less and made her earn the things she did get - boy, did we ever battle. Constantly. She'd try to wear me down, but I couldn't give in. I finally asked her to move out of the house when she was 18 because she was so verbally abusive towards me. She had to stay with friends for a while and eventually she saved enough money to share a place with roommates. She's 19 now, works two jobs and goes to college full-time. She's absolutely broke and learning lessons the hard way - which, usually are the best ones. I had to let her go and be on her own. I'll buy her groceries if she's starving, but I don't dole out money to her... she has to find her own way.
Just wanted to share my story. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. You're doing the right thing - just keep standing your ground and eventually she'll figure it out.
My best to you, Tammy
Jacqueline- So happy to hear that you are about to have a little miracle! Like you, I also suffered a miscarriage over a year ago at 16 wks. and it was totally devastating. We had tried for 2 years before finally conceiving with help and when it happend there were no answers, I left a hospital with no baby and that's all I knew. When we conceived the 2nd time my Dr. suggested a baby aspirin and my progesterone was low and I took progesterone pills until 16 wks. and we got our little bundle of joy in dec. 08. I don't know how that aspirin helped but I am a believer! Congrats to you and keep us updated on the baby.
Where do you buy your clothes? I love the dress you wore to the fertility dress and the dress you wore to the Ladybug event. Please tell me. Thanks!!