Maternity concierge Rosie Pope recently had the best Mother’s Day to date! The Pregnant in Heels star welcomed daughter Vivienne Madison with husband Daron. Already mom to sons J.R., 3, and Wells, 1, Rosie says her baby girl is “great” and she’s already getting onto a schedule.
Rosie opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about adjusting to three children, being “obsessed with sleep schedules,” and her various projects including her TV series, maternity stores, and a book coming out this fall.
CBS: Congratulations on the arrival of Vivienne Madison! How is she doing? What kind of baby is she?
RP: “She’s great! I don’t want to jinx myself, but so far so good.”
CBS: How did you come up with her name?
RP: “Vivian is my husband’s grandmother, and we spelled it in the European way to honor my side of the family.”
CBS: How are your boys adjusting to their baby sister?
RP: “Really well. We just had our second son a year ago, and they’re both wonderful with the baby.”
CBS: How are you adjusting to three babies?
RP: “The first couple of weeks were a little bit wild, but we’re getting on a schedule and it’s all good. It can be very intense, but it is also a lot of fun and good times so I’m excited.”
CBS: Do you believe in sleep schedules?
RP: “Omigoodness, I’m obsessed with sleep schedules. Vivienne is already starting! It’s slow, but once they get to 9 pounds they start spacing the feeding a little at night, and getting closer and closer to that good stretch of sleep.”
CBS: Are you breastfeeding?
RP: “I am breastfeeding and bottle feeding. It’s a little crazy because I’m on live TV, I’m working and take the baby everywhere with me. So I have to do a combination of a lot of different things.
Which is one of the reasons that I’m so excited to be working with Philips AVENT. Like every mom I get insecure and want to make sure she’s getting the best. While I’m breastfeeding, I want to make sure she’s getting a bottle that is most like my breasts. The fact that AVENT is just launching their new bottle makes me feel a lot better about juggling it all.”
CBS: Do you feel the AVENT bottles help with nipple confusion?
RP: “I’ve had a really good experience so far. There hasn’t been any nipple confusion whatsoever. She’s a pretty gassy baby, and I’ve found they certainly help with that too.”
CBS: Are you doing a lot of pumping these days?
RP: “A lot of pumping [laughs]. There’s a lot of everything in these early days! I’ve gotten really good at tweeting while pumping.”
CBS: What do you love most about the AVENT products?
RP: “I think they pay attention to what moms really need. Being a mom is really tough and we all want to do the best we can for our kids. It’s so great to have the best products to help us do that. They spend a lot of time and a lot of research finding what will make our lives easier.
So whether it’s a natural bottle, or their monitor – my favorite! I have three kids and all of them sleeping in different rooms, and I want to make sure they’re all sleeping well. We live in a digital age and having their video monitor makes all the difference.”
CBS: How was the birth with Vivienne? Was it a natural birth?
RP: “It was so great! I had two huge boys before her, and compared to them, she didn’t weigh that much. After three pushes, boom, out she came! I went 8 centimeters dilated without medication, and then I freaked out! I got the epidural, and the pushing was no problem at all.”
CBS: What’s happening on Pregnant in Heels?
RP: “We’re about half-way through the season and it’s been great. This year I was really excited to do some more controversial topics in the pregnancy community. Everything from home births, to placenta eating, vaccinations – we managed to get some really great topics on the show this year for people to talk about. We hope to get more and more interesting.”
CBS: Tell us about your new book, Mommy IQ, coming out this October.
RP: “It’s my complete pregnancy guide. I wrote it with my doctor. I feel very fortunate that throughout my pregnancies and difficulties, I’ve had an amazing doctor. And I wanted him to be with me to write it, because I feel like a lot of people either don’t have access to a great doctor, or when they’re at the doctor’s office, they don’t get to ask all the questions they really want to ask.
So it’s a real combination of my experience and advice, along with his medical expertise. And I ask all the questions that nobody else wants to ask.”
CBS: How are your stores, Rosie Pope Maternity?
RP: “Great! We have two maternity stores – one is in New York City and one is in L.A. And we just launched a line with A Pea in the Pod. It’s going great.”
CBS: Any chance for baby No. 4?
RP: “We’ll have to see! It’s a maybe, not a no.”