Most women I know were longing to leave the hospital after giving birth, anxious to take their new babies to the comfort of their own home. Not me — as a first-time mom, I loved having a staff of nurses to advise me 24 hours a day at a moment’s notice when I had a question about caring for my newborn twins . Seems I have something in common with Bethenny Frankel! Who knew? Frankel says via her mommy blog:
“I may be insane, but I also loved being in the hospital for my c-section for five days after Bryn’s birth. Jason and I knew nothing. It was like bringing an animal from the wild to live with us. The hospital was our own little cocoon where everything was protected.
The two of us were like baby knowledge sponges, and we were so nervous, excited and emotional. This was also a time when Jason and I were so connected to each other and so grateful for our life together.”
She also discusses why she’s happy husband Jason was able to experience parenthood for the first time with her:
“It may be magical a second time for other reasons, but there is nothing like the first time you give birth. This is one of the reasons that my gut told me that I wanted to do this with someone who experienced it for their first time as well. It was perfection.”
Let’s be honest, though. In general, Frankel’s mommy blog over at People.com is pretty flimsy and just a marketing vehicle for her show. At the end of each blog post, she tells readers to watch her show! Visit her web site! Check out her Twitter page! I think she could do both, though: provide valuable insights about motherhood AND market her “brand.” As one commenter said:
“…bethenny is not offering any insights, advice, etc. she is giving no specific stories about things she is grappling with (ie, why call this “mommy learning curve” and give one unspecific sentence about the difficulties of breastfeeding) and isn’t helping relay the realities of being a mom. her manic happiness with motherhood is great, but its not blog worthy.”
Plus, where is her trademark wit? Perhaps her future posts will be a tad more meaty, insightful and reflect her sharp sense of humor. If you’ve read it, let us know what you think. Here is another one of her posts.