In this week's episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa woke up in labor and told her husband Joe to take her to the hospital. It's their fourth baby, so neither of them was in a panic.
She helped her daughters with breakfast and packed her best jewelry for the hospital. (Jewelry...for the hospital?) Meanwhile, Joe was having his coffee. He was in no hurry at all.
We actually got to see the syringe and the needle go in her back when she got the epidural. Yikes! It is reality TV, after all...maybe a bit too real.
Teresa told Joe that he should buy her diamonds for what she went through. And it was funny that she asked, "How do I look?" while she was in labor.
In a push and a half, her beautiful, healthy baby girl was born. Teresa got dressed in her animal print pajamas right away, and the baby was wearing animal print too. She's already being trained to be the diva she will grow up to be. She's so cute.
Dina came to visit them in the hospital with a huge teddy bear in tow. She started to cry when Teresa asked her to be the baby's godmother. It was clear that she felt very honored at being asked.
A Baby in Crisis
Danielle met with her friend Kathy for lunch. While they were there, Kathy told her about the diner's owner, whose baby had a rare form of cancer. The medical bills for the baby were running from $10,000 to $20,000 each week!
Danielle said that she wanted to do whatever she could to help out. Then she found out that there was going to be a huge fundraiser for the baby at the Brownstone. She didn't want to go there, but felt she needed to go in order to help the baby.
Danielle met with her "kindred spirit" Danny, who was "also arrested" and spent four years in prison. She asked him to be her escort to the fundraiser so no one would threaten her. Sounds like a plan...
Meanwhile, Caroline's husband told her that Danielle would be at the event. Caroline talked like she too was preparing for a fight.
Jacqueline just found out what her husband keeps in the giant safe in their home...some nasty-looking guns and ammunition. (I hope they don't feel that they'll need them!)
Car Washes and Strip Clubs
Caroline's son Christopher told everyone that he wants to be a businessman. He wants to combine a strip club with a car wash. To get ready for it, he asked to do internships at a friend's strip club and another at a friend's car wash.
Caroline warned him that "There are strip clubs, and there are strip joints... There could be some 'skankalicious' women there."
After he spent a day working at the strip club, he went to work for a day running the car wash. The surprise was that he had a bunch of pretty girls show up in Daisy Duke shorts to wave customers in for car washes. The place had never been so busy. He may actually be onto something.
Psychics and Life Coaches
Dina called a meeting with Caroline and Jacqueline to tell then that her psychic & "energy coach" had told her to sit down and talk about things with Danielle. She said it would help her get some closure. Caroline warned her not to do it.
Jacqueline talked to her daughter Ashley and suggested she see a life coach. Ashley told her that she had it all figured out. She would become either a zoologist or a fashion consultant.
Yeah. Sounds like it's figured out...
What do you think of the drama building toward next week's fundraiser at the Brownstone? How do you think it will all go down?
Isn't Teresa's new baby adorable? And what do you think of Christopher's business idea? Let us know what you think of this episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey!