First there was Nicole, a zookeeper at the Central Park Zoo who lost her mom to cancer when she was only 10 years old. Because of that traumatic loss, Nicole (who barely looks 34 weeks pregnant when we meet her) has a fear that she may succumb to cancer and leave her soon-to-be born son. You couldn’t help but ache for Nicole’s abandonment anxiety. She is also one of the more likeable women to appear on the series, to date. Folks on Twitter last night called her weird because of her unbridled passion and love for animals, in particular her horse. Here is where Rosie comes in. Nicole hired her to find an artist to paint her nude on her horse, Lady Guinevere style as a surprise gift to her husband. She wanted to incorporate the loves of her life in the image. Nicole’s baby, the very adorable red headed Griffin, arrives 6 weeks early messing up mom’s plans. Plan B turns into a painting of Nicole holding Griffin (though not really just painted in) on the horse which was revealed at a shi shi art gallery before family and friends later. So Bethenny Frankel isn’t the
|Nicole gives Rosie the news that she wants a nude bareback portrait|
only one who assembles loved ones for a nude image unveiling (see episode 2 of Real Housewives of New York to get reference)?
|Cindi is nervous about all the nursing going on around her|
I was a bit miffed reading all the judgmental tweets last night from baby and breastfeeding advocates who were upset over Cindi’s statements about not finding breastfeeding natural. As a breastfeeding advocate myself who nursed all three of her children for a year minimum and 18 months the longest, I believe breast milk is best for babies and I credit my kids’ great immunity and smartness to having been nursed. That being said, I have since met many women who have mental difficulty dealing with breastfeeding because of abuse as a child, during adolescence or in their marriage. The baby’s contact with the nipple triggers negative reactions from past incidences for some of these women. Also, there are women who struggle with intimacy issues related to some trauma in their upbringing, or due to other factors. So to simply call these women idiots for expressing their concerns is unfair. There is more than one way to raise a baby. Pregnancy and breastfeeding advocates have to be more open minded and realize that women come with their own baggage when they get pregnant. Not everyone has superficial reasons for not wanting to nurse.
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