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Welcome Home Bryn!

Julie talks about what's new at Skinnygirl HQ now that there's a baby on board!

By Julie Plake


As you can tell, welcoming Bryn into the world was an emotional time for everyone! Being in the room when Jason and Bethenny told the Hoppy's "It's a girl, and her name is Bryn" was so wonderful and I was crying like a baby and trying to hold the video camera still so I could capture it all on tape. I couldn't wait to hold Bryn, but didn't get to for five DAYS because I had a little bit of a cold.

Just within the first few days of Bryn's birth, I could see a change in Bethenny. She was softer, happy and calm just being around Bryn, Jason and Cookie. She finally had the family that she wanted.

I became obsessed with making the apartment perfect for Bethenny and Jason when they arrived home with Bryn. I let Cookie know about her baby sister and we made a "Welcome Home Bryn" sign! It was so hilarious though when the "two idiots" came home and couldn't get the car seat out of the car. Having a new perfect life in your hands is amazing, but any life-changing event brings new responsibilities. I have no doubt in my mind though that they will be amazing parents. Seeing them go through all of this makes me so excited to one day have a family of my own.


My responsibilities have changed a little, I've had to learn to just let something wait so Bethenny can have time with the baby and I'm also working on curbing my very "loud" voice. Bethenny and I were always screaming things to each other across the apartment and we definitely don't do that anymore.

The best part though is coming to work and having Bryn there. I love babies and kids and watching them grow and change. Being one of 18 grandchildren my whole life I was either babysitting, changing diapers or holding a baby. When I moved to New York that all changed, but now I am happy to have a little one in my life again. When I'm stressed I go ask Bethenny if I can hold her and I immediately feel better. She LOVES the skinnygirl office and loves to hang out with me as I type away at my computer!


My job, as I always say, is ever changing and different every day. In the future I hope to become even more involved in Bethenny's business and all of her ventures. Each day is a new page in my life and I am very lucky and thank God for what I have every day.

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