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An Amazing Journey

Rosie talks about watching her pregnancy struggle unfold this season.

By Rosie Pope

My lovelies, I can't believe the season finale has already happened! It has been such an amazing journey, and I have felt so honored to have had the support from so many of you who have watched the show. 

This episode was such a fun one and particularly important to me, because I got to help a dad prepare for parenthood. Dads just like moms experience the anxiety and stress of wanting to be the very best they can be. However for many dads the fact that they are having a baby doesn't really sink in until the baby is born. They don't get to be pregnant and so they are less in touch with the fact that the baby is coming. Often they aren't as gung-ho about taking the various parenting and childbirth classes that women take. The fact that Matt was going to be the stay-at-home dad meant that even if he hadn't completely got his mind around having a baby, I needed to get him mentally and emotionally prepared quickly so that he could help Lucy as much as possible, especially with her going back to work so soon after the baby was born. I do have to say I was not instilled with confidence when I saw how difficult Matt found the easiest of tasks, but he truly came a long way in a very short amount of time. I was very proud of him, and I knew he had all the skills to be a great dad. 

This episode was also such a happy one, because I got to watch Daron and me find out that we were having another baby boy. I've watched a lot of sad moments on this season's episodes when it comes to our pregnancy battles, and truthfully it has been difficult to watch. So seeing the moment I found out I was pregnant and then the moment we discovered we were having a boy, I was filled with so much happiness again and can't believe just how lucky we are to be blessed with two wonderful healthy boys. Just in case you were wondering about that scene, Daron and I met in a hotel elevator on the way up to a roof top bar in Manhattan. Yes, an elevator, ladies and gents! So the next time you are in one, you might want to look around and see who else is in there with you! We like to go back to the hotel and open up the envelope in which our doctor has written the sex of the baby. It makes it such a special moment; I'm smiling just thinking about it.

Alas, I must go to practice some dance moves with LT (leg kicks all the way). Until next time, my sweet peas, it's been a pleasure!

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