Growing up with a nickname like ‘Busy’ must make playing the name game particularly problematic for actress Busy Philipps, turning 29 later this month, and her husband Marc Silverstein. The actress, expecting a baby girl in early August, recently told The Cradle she believes that "the name has the tendency to dictate the kind of person that you become," adding that she is "definitely a ‘Busy!’" The couple had a name ready to go in the event that their baby-on-the-way was a boy, but Busy said they’re struggling to find the perfect combination of traditional and unique when it comes to choosing a name for their daughter.
As for life after baby, Busy said that although she’s going to employ a "play it by ear attitude" she has some definite ideas about what she will and will not attempt as a mom. Breastfeeding is a priority, she revealed, and the couple intends to hire help.
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The family bed, on the other hand, is something Busy said she’s not interested in trying.
Busy also revealed that she also has no intention of pursuing an epidural. Although she will complete her delivery in a hospital setting with the assistance of a midwife, Busy said that since shewas young she has envisioned a natural birth. To that end, the couple has taken a HypnoBirthing course and Busy will employ HypnoBirth techniques to labor at home with her midwife, then deliver their daughter in-hospital. She acknowledged, however, that even the best laid birth plans have been known to go awry — and Busy said she’s prepared to modify her plan as necessary.
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