Housewife Drank While Preggo
New parenting book is unorthodox, to say the least
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2010 8:20 AM CDT
Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord attend Bravo's 2010 Upfront Party at Skylight Studio on March 10, 2010 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Alex McCord has written a parenting book as only a Real Housewife of New York could: It involves tales of sipping champagne while in labor. “Throughout my pregnancy, I gave into every craving I felt,” writes McCord in Little Kids Big City. “When I wanted to have a drink, I did.” She and hubby Simon van Kempen also discuss parenting decisions like bringing their two-day-old baby to a fancy restaurant while they had drinks.

“We're very lucky that we're able to pay our nanny extra for two evenings a week to go out,” McCord writes, but a source tells the New York Daily News they go out more than that: “They’ll go to practically any event to be seen.”