I want to start off by saying that I really enjoyed giggling at every scene that involved Joe, Teresa, her labor and birth. Hilarious! Teresa goes into labor so she first decides to make her bed with a gazillion pillows. She then packs her bags for the hospital with brand new clothes (I saw the tags hanging on them), a whole makeup case (OK ... maybe I would have done that too) and plenty of jewelry (you know, the norm). Don't you all bring a good jewelry selection while you're on bed rest in a hospital bed for days? No? Yeah well me neither, but welcome to Teresa World. While Joe is taking his time, drinking a fresh cup of coffee with his shirt off, Teresa is checking her emails, making french toast for her daughter, all while she is already an hour late to check in to the hospital and in the process of losing her birthing room. "Teresa is late, Teresa is always late." That's why I suggested that maybe she knit a sweater for the baby before it was born. She seemed to have the time for everything else. I loved when Joe said, "I told you you couldn't wear your own outfit." Then Teresa said, "Gross." Typical Teresa. I had that epidural when I gave birth to Ashley. It's not very enjoyable. Wish I didn't actually see it. DANG THAT NEEDLE IS BIG! All of you expecting Mommies, have no fear, it goes so fast you won't even remember it. It looks worse than it actually feels. Joe knows just what to say to Teresa to calm her down. She's in the delivering room, screaming her ass off, while he's talking about the fear of throwing up his hamburger. Haha! That was good TV. This is all real non-scripted reality TV GOLD! REALLY Teresa ... one and a half pushes??? That's IT? You have been doing some serious Kegels my friend. WOW! God Bless you. You are truly an amazing woman!
Audriana is born. A.U.D.R.I.A.N.A. Beautiful baby! I thought it was really sweet for Nicholas to bring her a rose. Too bad he wasn't awake to give it to her personally and be a gentleman by taking his hat off in the presence of a little lady. He slept through it all. Typical man. I hope he didn't blow his chances one day. First impressions are so important. It would be a sweet story someday if they ever did end up together. Teresa and Joe's family were family friends and Joe was at the hospital the day Teresa was born as well. True story. I wonder if he brought her a rose.
How many of you cried at that touching scene when Teresa told Dina she was the Godmother? That was the sweetest moment between friends. They have been friends for over 15 years. It was meant to be. Can you only imagine what Audriana's Christening will be like? Think wedding. Seriously, you will want to stay tuned for this one.
The life coach idea was something that a friend of mine suggested to me. It is something that had helped her. The life coach asks you a series of questions about your interests, your skills, your strengths, your weaknesses, and more and can help lead you in a direction that you didn't even think of or knew existed. They can help guide you, give you a focus, and give you or lead you to tools to accomplish your goals. I figured that since Ashley wouldn't listen to us that she just might listen to an outside source. It was just a suggestion. Ashley and my husband apparently thought it was a nonsense approach and we are clearly not on the same page with that one. Can't blame me for trying. I guess I will just leave it to Ashley to figure it out since she knows everything. It is, after all, HER future.
Jacqueline, you are so classy and a beautiful woman! I find Danielle to be an absolute hypocrite and she does nothing but sound foolish in her blogs. She couldn't even congratulate Theresa without bashing her along the way. I find the rest of the cast wonderful, real, and inspiring. Great Blog! I love to hear positive things in these. I also am very happy about your piece on Chris's guns. Well said! He is doing nothing wrong and it was a great way to educate readers on the law. XOXO Lauren
You speak the truth! I love that even when you're being mean, you're still being sweet. I think Danielle has a lot of work to do on the kind of person she is...you and your family (children, in-laws, husband, etc) all seem to have it together. You know what's important and you focus on that.
I have not met anyone who enjoys watching Danielle on the show. She is there for purely drama's sake--so we as viewers have some interesting fights to witness. Other than that, no purpose!
Love you Jacqueline!!
You go girl! Glad you'll be returning back to normal soon. I did like the Annie Oakley scene. But doesn't Chris' interest in the stripper business kind of play against the ridicule of some of D's past! Sheesh! He is taking some of the air out of your families balloons!
I think you are a complete doll. I hope that when you all keep mentioning "light at the end of the tunnel" that means whatshername..no literally what is her name- well be off of the show next season..
Jacqueline, I actually LIKE that your being snarky, that is why you and Bethenny are my favorite housewives, cause you both tell it like it is in a comical way. Nicholas looked like a little angel sleepng when he visited Audriana in the hospital, they're both beautiful babies!
Teresa and Joe crack me up. That whole beginning made me laugh so hard!! I am sorry you have to relive this stuff on tv with whatever her name, but seriously, your blog and tweets crack me up about her. I love snarky Jaqueline! Seems that this season still has a way to go and I cannot wait!! Best wishes for you and your family.
Thank you for this blog it really shows your truly colors. If 95% of the blog was written by Danielle you'd be all over her..still that didn't keep you from instulting her again, with the name calling. what a gem you are. Are you serious, you think Chris is making the right career choices?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you see Danielle for who/whatever she is. This new attitude is great and keep on speaking your mind. You are not fake and that's what we all love about you. Congrats on your little angel!
I just had to say, I look you to you so much! I find you to be refreshing and fun and with a good head on your shoulders. You are a wonderful wife, mom and friend and it negative people cant see what a good heart you clearly have...they there is no room in your life for them!!
I'm glad to hear you are working your way through the Danielle situation. The sooner you quit talking about her and thinking about her the sooner she'll be out of your life!
I happen to love, love, love this side of you! It shows your real feelings for somebody. You have held it in too long and have to get it out there. You trusted that psycho and when she turned on you, it enraged you. I can't wait to see what happens.
Jacqueline, I love you! Your hubby is obviously a very responsible gun owner and I hope that you don't listen to anyone who may say anything negative about the gun safe. It's not like you're selling coke or anything. I love the snarky you btw!!!!
Your as classy as ever Jacqueline and a wonderful mother. A good mother doesn't have to announce every 5 seconds that they are a good mother because they don't have to prove it. (Like someone else feels they need to!) Can't wait to see what happens next week.
I so appreciate your honesty when it comes to all the ladies. You have a great family and a big heart. I enjoy watching you on the show.
Thanks for including a link on your blog regarding the litte girl undergoing cancer treatements.
I feel for you. I see from last season and this, you are trying to be as impartial and fair as possible to Danielle, but she does make it hard. It looks like you may have reached the end of your rope with her and nobody can blame you.
Rage on girl! Everyone needs to vent! Nobody is perfect all the time. You are a great mother. Don't ever doubt that. Suggesting a life coach to Ashley was just an idea. She was not responsive, so you try the next approach. That's the way it is with kids. Trial and error. If parents got it right every time, we would have no learning experiences. Think about your own lessons learned, you wouldn't be who you are today without them.
About Chris's guns... Girl don't worry about it. It's still a free country. If your husband wants guns, let him have them. As you said and as we all saw, they are locked in a safe. That's the end of that, nothing further to say.
Nicholas was so thrilled about his future girlfriend! FUNNY!!!! You have a beautiful family, stay strong. You are doing a wonderful job. Really no one can pass judgment anyway; how would we fair with cameras following us around all day? Probably not much better!
Love the Jersey Girls! (Except Dirty D!)
Jacqueline - Great blog! Although it felt like you are kind of apologizing in it though. There is nothing you should be apologizing for. You were a great friend to Danielle for the entire first season and she completely deceived you. You have every right to feel wronged and be snarky, angry and bitter (as you call it) :) You're the nicest housewife so for you to use those words around your name is just funny!! And the whole life coach thing......everyone needs to give you a break. Especially parents!! You are an exceptionally fantastic mother and all you are doing is trying to help guide your daughter to be the best woman she can be and how dare anyone criticize you for however you attempt to do that?! I applaude you for whatever you do because at least you're doing something!!! I think you're fantastic and look forward to the rest of the season!! Ease up on yourself!! Lots of Love - xoxoxoxoxo
Dear Jacqueline: I admire you so much! You are so sweet, so strong, so loving, so funny, such a great mom, a true friend (to those who are real friends to you), you have such a great sense of family, and you are so damn smart!! I want you to know and to remember that there are millions of us out here who all feel that way. YOU GO GIRL!!!
Okay saw the episode and I'm sorry Ashley doesn't need a Life Coach. YOUR her life coach. She needs your guidance and a good hit with a wooden spoon so she can "feel the tickle." No offense Ashley is a sweetie, but she just needs a little more push in the right direction. Second I would love to see Nick and Audriana date in the future!
your the best!! i love the snarky jacqueline quite honestly!! i have enjoyed watching you the most this season then the last...love that attitude!! maybe thats why i have so much respect for caroline bc she speaks her mind..and now you have joined...its fun to watch!!
thank you for posting the information about the child....you are a kind sweet wonderful women and i wish you nothing but happiness since that is what you bring to the bravo viewers............
Jacqueline, in view of everything that has gone down (as seen on TV), I still cannot seem to understand the foundation of all of your animosity toward Danielle. Yes, Danielle may have exchanged words with Teresa, Caroline and Dina. But from what we can tell, she has been nothing but respectful and cordial with you. The only thing that she said that seemed to enrage you was her quip about being your own woman, which is something she said only after repeatedly trying to contact you and do stuff with you. More than anything, it seems that you have bowed down to the peer pressure from the "mean girls" on the show, as well as your husband, and you don't seem to be willing to take a stand for yourself. It's one thing to talk tough in a blog. It's another thing to make your own adult decisions and to stand by them. Of course, I could be completely wrong about all of this... but until you can share with us exactly what Danielle did to offend you (other than the "your own woman" comment), we really won't know where all this Danielle-hostility is coming from.
the "rent-a-priest" comment was rude and uncalled for. he was doing his job by helping a broken person who reached out to him. what's your beef with the priest?
Jacqueline you are my favorite housewife of all! I love that you are honest to everyone even if they do not like it. It is an admirable quality!
You are a breath of fresh air. You can be as snarky as you want when it comes to Danielle. She seems to bring out the worst in people.
Way to go Chris and Jacqueline!!!!!! I was so happy to see that you have a gun safe, full and ready to use if need be. Anyone who discriminates against people who have guns in their home is insane, and has no understanding of guns and gun control. I would rather have a gun in my home and be able to protect my self and my family from all the crazies out there, instead of having no way to protect my self and be at the mercy of one of those crazies who might decide to break in to my house and do something aweful. Don't let anybody tell you that its wrong, or you are a bad person for having guns in the same home as your children. It is your right to have the protection for your family!
Jacqueline: First of all you do not have to explain yourself to anyone! Also if Chris had anything to hide he wouldn't have brought the guns out on TV. I think we all have a right to protect our homes and loved ones! That said how adorable is that new little man Nicholas? what a precious baby and little Audriana is adorable too. I love you on the show and as for Danielle wow! She's scary, I'm glad you put up the website for the sick little girl everyone should send a donation, treatment is critical for this little angel, God Bless her DA
Jacqueline, vent all you need. There are a lot of us that do just that. I think it is better to vent then to attack the one you are venting about, right? So you are good. There are things we all have to deal with, and you handle yourself with such class. Just keep being your wonderful self. Kudos.
Jacqueline, I think you are the most real individual of all the housewives. I think your values are intact and that you always maintain your integrity. Just keep being you. I would suggest that you maybe get a restraining order from "some people" though. It's the crazies in the world that you have to look out for. Some people will do anything for DRAMA.
I love you Jacqueline! You are a beautiful person, inside and out, which is evident in the fact that you posted that link to the site for the sick child. Danielle, as much as she "heard a child was sick and went rushing into the lion's mouth to help" did no such thing. All she did was rant and rave on her blog about the other four ladies. Just sayin'!
Jacqueline, Girl my husband and I have a collection of guns as well. We go shooting together as dates. We have two young boys so gun safety is also key in our home as well. Our 3 year old knows he has his own gun, but he is not allowed to touch it without daddy.(it is in the safe as well. If anything when we saw that scene with you and Chris my husband just wanted a bigger safe and more guns. I totally get where you are with Ashley this season, my mom is there with my 20 year old sister, we are still waiting. I have shared with my mom what you are going through this season so that she does not feel as though she is alone in fighting the good fight. Good luck. And a side note, you should give hair how-tos. I have fine curly hair that I blow dry straight and then it is flat and limp and no life.
You are so sweet, I am glad you are showing you will stand up for yourself if needed. I agreed with everything you said about Danielle. Keep proving her wrong girl!
Danielle will never know what a good friend you tried to be to her. I'm so happy to see that you have moved on with your life away from her. You have such a loving family and friends that truly appreciate you. All the best to you!
PS....Your husband is rather hot. Had to say it!
Jacqueline, that rent-a-priest comment was wayyyyy below the belt and unnecessary. What did that poor priest ever do to you? Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
I am going to try ONE MORE TIME and leave a comment. Thank you for explaining this. NOW I understand and AGREE with you on how you feel. I am going through a similiar situation in my own life so I fully get it. You are right on track! Keep your head held high, Dirty "D" will get hers in the long run, Karma always does bite people in the a**. We viewers aren't stupid, we watch her and listen on interviews, we see the real deal. You have a beautiful family. Take Care.
You and Nicolas cracked me up visiting Audriana and Theresa with that hat on and the Ed Hardy t shirt, adorable. Your scenes with Ashley are hard to watch. Was I ever such a know it all as a teen, I hope not. You don't have to explain about the guns. My home doesn't have any, but we've thought about it. Anyone that is going to be safe with them is well within their right to own them. I love your friendship with Theresa and the Manzo's.
You go girl (hate that over used phrase but it fits)....no longer the wallflower (yet, very pretty one you have been thus far) you have come out of your shell and done so very well. Your blog is by far the most well written of all the RHO folks. Your thoughts are organized and definitely not "shot" from the hip and in my opinion, spot on...you have great perception; love your "wiseguy" comments...jeez, does this gal not realize that "gangsta" stuff stopped being cool in the 80's???
You sometimes seem to feel the need to explain things that I personally don't think need explaining but I guess you hear all kinds of commentary regarding silly things on the show. As for your reaching for anything to help out with Ashley..keep going, nothing is too 'wacky' if it works. I, too, am the mother of an 18 year old girl...I am blessed in that she is very driven and goal oriented but boy do those of us Mom's know what you are up against...just keep doing the best you can as you have been and it will all work out; she will eventually realize you are on her side. Blessings to you and yours and thank you for sharing your life with us and letting us escape our own for an hour each week.
Jaqueline. My son-in-law was struggling after college , one visit with a life coach turned his life around. He now has a Master's degree and a job in his chosen field and is very happy and successful.Higher education is expensive and the job market is awful for graduates. After putting 3 children thru University all I can say a liitle real life experience before choosing a career path is a Good Thing. Best wishes to you and yours.