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    Man I know it's Monday but dangggg...I think I need more coffee before I finish reading what I missed over the weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luv2Lurk;4004347;
    Thank you! I kept trying to figure out who he reminded me of. That's it!
    You're welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperfect1;4005122;
    And also, by the way, I had a baby nurse for two weeks when each of my three babies were born, and it was a very common thing to do, in those days. Most of the people I knew did the same thing, and none of us were rich or indulged. The baby nurse went into action mainly from late evening, through the night and into the morning hours, (and got her rest during the later daylight hours). For Bethenny and Jason, I think it was the perfect solution because not only was Bethenny recovering from surgery (yes, a C-section is major abdominal surgery!!!), but neither of them knew how to care for a full term baby --- let alone tiny 4 lb baby Bryn who was 5 weeks premature --- and probably required a number of extra concerns and care. And, even with her new baby being her first priority, like it or not, Bethenny still had work obligations that she could not just abandon --- especially with the baby having been born 5 weeks early. So geez people, give her a break!!!!
    I guess I was initially negative about the baby nurse because I was not familiar with it at all. Guess it's more regional because I don't know anyone who's had one. I assumed (& we know what happens when you do that) that it was just another example of the trendy, spoiled, well to do young couples who seem incapable of handling a normal process that the less fortunate deal with all the time. So I apologize to anyone I offended with my comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tears.and.rain;4005328;
    Imperfect1 - thank you very much for shedding some light on the baby nurse situation! The more I think about it, the more it sounds like a good idea. For some reason I had it in my head that the nurse would essentially be a nanny, but that's not correct. I have a question though - did she do all the baby things for you when she went into action, or did she help you get the hang of it, so you could do it without her.
    Tears.and.rain and dragonlady, thanks so much for your comments. There's probably a huge variety of baby nurse types, and the roles they play, (from grannies to doulas), but the ones I'm most familiar with were older women who would mainly be there for a week or two to help the new parents get their much needed rest during those first nights, and teach them whatever they needed to learn about baby care. We did not think of them as 'servants' -- but more like experienced grandma-types who could not only teach us the best way to take care of our babies, but also provide those much needed extra hands during those first few critical weeks. Have to tell you a quick anecdote though -- With baby #2, I was all alone with a two year old because my husband was away on military maneuvers -- The baby nurse came, but on the very first evening she was there, she tripped and fell and sprained her ankle very badly, so that not only did I not have anyone to help me, but I had to help take care of HER, cause she was flat on her back for 3 days!!!! Whew!!! That was tough! I guess you never know how things are going to work out!

    I'm really glad that Bethenny and Jason have/had a baby nurse to help with Bryn. I think that was the perfect situation for it. I'm really looking forward to this week's episode to see how their first few days at home with the baby played out.

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    The only people I know who had baby nurses also had nannies that lived-in or came every day for childcare. It is definitely a choice the wealthier people make. I wouldn't dip into my budget for one. Bethenny's nurse didn't even like non-disposable diapers which surprises me. I would think most of her clients would use cloth diapers anyway. And, if you have money to spare, dump the nurse and get a diaper service instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedragonlady;4007000;
    I guess I was initially negative about the baby nurse because I was not familiar with it at all. Guess it's more regional because I don't know anyone who's had one. I assumed (& we know what happens when you do that) that it was just another example of the trendy, spoiled, well to do young couples who seem incapable of handling a normal process that the less fortunate deal with all the time. So I apologize to anyone I offended with my comments.
    I think you're right that it's regional. For some reason it seems like it's maybe a more New England thing?

    Of course, now that I think about it, did any of you watch Gilmore Girls on the WB or ABC family? Because over the seven seasons two different women used a baby nurse of some sort. One was a "lactation specialist" which I guess just means they help you figure out nursing and get the baby on a schedule, and the other was a doula.

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    I really am surprised anyone would think the baby nurse odd. It's done in the south and has been for a long time. Before I started school and my brother was a baby, we had a lady come to our house and take care of us. She also did laundry, cooked and cleaned the house. We were not rich and both of my parents worked at the time. She was like a member of our family.

    Does anyone know which state Jason is from? I think a poster commented here that they knew the town he was from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70;4007644;
    I really am surprised anyone would think the baby nurse odd. It's done in the south and has been for a long time. Before I started school and my brother was a baby, we had a lady come to our house and take care of us. She also did laundry, cooked and cleaned the house. We were not rich and both of my parents worked at the time. She was like a member of our family.

    Does anyone know which state Jason is from? I think a poster commented here that they knew the town he was from.
    I look as a baby nurse as being similar to a nanny just with you for a shorter time so I don't find it odd either.

    I think PA Snowbunny as from the same time as The Hoppy's.

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    No one else may care about this, but I was really intrigued so I had to research. This is that Mom Prep class she went too

    Mom Prep

    I've never heard of anything like this. I've heard of some things (very little) offered at hospitals but nothing like this. (Of course, I don't have kids so that may be why) I think this is such a cool idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70;4007644;
    I really am surprised anyone would think the baby nurse odd. It's done in the south and has been for a long time. Before I started school and my brother was a baby, we had a lady come to our house and take care of us. She also did laundry, cooked and cleaned the house. We were not rich and both of my parents worked at the time. She was like a member of our family.

    Does anyone know which state Jason is from? I think a poster commented here that they knew the town he was from.
    I think it's odd in the same sense as someone having a maid or a housekeeper. Most of us just don't have in-home servants. My husband grew up with a live-in which still seems odd to me.

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