People Magazine has an interview with an actress named Amber Stevens West. I don’t know who she is honestly, but I wanted to talk about it. She’s been on some TV shows like Criminal Minds, Happy Together and The Carmichael Show. Anyway this story reminded me of something one of the random real housewives said. Remember when Kenya Moore said she got kicked out of a restaurant for changing her baby’s diaper? Well Amber changed her baby’s diaper on a cafe table, but she has a reason for it. Amber’s baby daughter, Ava Laverne, is five months old. You can watch the video on People of her interview and the way she explained it is lost in the transcript. It didn’t seem as bad as it does in print.
When you see a pregnant woman what do you want to tell her
It’s going to be over before you know it. Being pregnant feels neverending then literally as soon as your baby is born you forget what exactly what that was like at all. It’s kind of amnesia. The same thing with going through labor.
Where is the strangest place you have changed a diaper?
Once you have a baby, you realize how many places do not have changing tables for you and you just gotta improvise. I think the most inappropriate place I’ve done it, you do what you’ve got to do, is just literally a cafe table in front of a cafe. The bathroom there didn’t have anything. I’m not about to put my baby on the floor. My car was too far away. I changed her out in the open at a cafe. You’ve got to do it fast.
There are so many options between “change your baby on the floor” and “on a table where people eat.” I’ve changed my baby in the backseat of my car (Amber said that wasn’t an option that day), on the grass on a blanket and by putting a towel or blanket down on the floor. Babies crawl on the floor and I get that a bathroom floor isn’t ideal but you can make due. It really sounds like she’s justifying this by claiming that the cafe didn’t have a changing table. Don’t punish the other customers for that! At least she admits it’s inappropriate. She was so nice while she was saying it that’s it hard to fault her.
I like what she said about forgetting that pregnancy and labor was hard. That’s true of so many health-related problem and I’m going to try to keep it in mind. We can experience some incredibly hard and painful things, but once they’re over we’ll hopefully not remember.
Look at this baby!
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