Monday, July 21, 2008

This bothers me

and I know it shouldn't.

But, in OK Magazine, Jessica Alba and her baby's daddy were talking about her birth to daughter Honor, saying:

"I didn't scream," Jessica tells OK! in an exclusive interview and photoshoot. "It was really Zen." And Cash could only marvel at his wife's quiet strength when she gave birth. "She didn't make a sound," he says. "It was amazing."

I just don't like it and I am not sure why. Does anyone else get the vibe or I am just being too critical?

While I am at it, another thing I don't like, is Minnie Driver on her impending labor and delivery from Celebrity Baby Blog:

Her old fashioned approach extends to her preferred method of delivery -- Minnie says that a C-section is "antithetical to what I believe in every cell of my body." She adds,
"I'd have this baby in the sea if it wasn't so polluted."

I am all for natural childbirth, water births, quiet births, c-section births, hynobirths, epidural births...whatever needs to be done, but it seems whenever celebrities start talking about childbirth, I start feeling annoyed.

I also get annoyed when celebrites mention breastfeeding in their interviews. It always seems awkward, like they are dropping into the conversation intentionally to let the public know they are doing it.

While we are at it, all these photo-shoots they do with the tabloids irks me too- they look so well rested and content with sickeningly sweet smiles on their faces and they talk about being up all night with the baby but they don't mind because its so wonderful and beautiful and on and so on. Oh, don't forget the line all new celebrity moms use (note the breastfeeding line drop in there too)- "I'm not exercising at all, but the weight is coming off from breastfeeding."

Oh, but they leave out the whole, "I have a night nanny who wakes up with the baby and then a day nanny who takes care of the baby while I am at the trainer or napping or buying clothes. Oh, and the caterer brings all our meals to us and I don't have one other thing to do but gaze sweetly at my newborn baby for the next 6 months until I start work on my new movie and my new fragrance comes out."

I really don't know why I am feeling bitter today.

I do have to add that I am sure there are celebrities out there who do not deserve this lash out and to them, I am sorry. You are normal.


Laura said...

I think celebrities have let all their money go to their head. They're saying stupid things and naming their kids stupid names.

What is Zen, by the way?

Melissa said...

I agree, I have found that I have trouble watching shows after getting to know more about them personally. It is hard to get into a character when you just heard them do or say something so insanely dumb. I'd like a week of their hard parenting. Hey that would be a good reality show..The celebrity borrowers.