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

(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.”

Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord attend Bravo's 2010 Upfront Party at Skylight Studio on March 10, 2010 in New York City.
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)
From left, reality stars Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord attend the Bravo Media's 2010 upfront party in New York, on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.
From left, reality stars Jill Zarin, Ramona Singer and Alex McCord attend the Bravo Media's 2010 upfront party in New York, on Wednesday, March 10, 2010.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
This May 12, 2008 file photo shows Real Housewives Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin at Rockefeller Center as part of upfront week.
This May 12, 2008 file photo shows Real Housewives Bethenny Frankel, Alex McCord, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Jill Zarin at Rockefeller Center as part of upfront week.   (AP Photo/Peter Kramer,File)
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