Sherri Shepherd on Ellen

10/12/2005 at 06:18 PM ET

Sherrishepherdandjeffandson Denise Richards was not the only celeb mom on the Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday– Ellen also had on Less Than Perfect’s Sherri Shepherd who gave birth to Jeffrey Charles Jr a few months ahead of schedule.  Jeffrey Jr. was born at 25 weeks on April 22nd and weighed only 1 lb 10 oz.  He is now 2 months, adjusted, because with preemies, you count from the due date.  He is now 9 lbs.  (Sherri had announced the gender and name on Ellen’s show back in March.)

I had TIVO’ed the show in order to report on both appearances, but after transcribing Denise’s interview, I was so exhausted.  I planned to do a full write-up on Sherri, who was by far the more entertaining guest, but let me put it this way… I’m going to be checking into the hospital tomorrow to have my labor induced so I have a lot of other things to do!

Here is CBB Reader Kathy Z’s synopsis:
She was charming and hilarious as always, describing breast-pumping and trying to be sexy
for her husband when she’s exhausted from caring for a baby. She talked about how they’re trying to have another baby right away because she thinks that caring for her in her old age will be too big of a responsibility for only one child. But the highlight was when Sherri’s husband brought their baby son onstage and Ellen cradled the baby to her chest — then pretended to steal him.


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Rbelle on

WOW!! Best of luck tomorrow!

Heather on

That’s kind of confusing about the adjusted date of birth. Is that a new thing? I’ve never heard of adjusting a baby’s age, because they were pre-mature.

Sarah CBB Editor on

I saw the episode as well-Sherri was HILARIOUS!

The adjusted age thing-technically, he is 5 months, but developmentally, he’s at two months. They basically use it until age two or three to track their development.

The twins that I nanny for were on an adjusted age track as well – they were two months early. So for every milestone, the doctors added two months – for example, they were expected to sit unassisted at 8 months instead of 6, they didn’t go into forward facing carseats until 14 months, etc. The only thing they did ‘on time’ was to start solids at 6 months.

Heather on

Oh Ok, I thought it meant that even though he was born 5 months ago, they really only consider him to be 2 months old, so instead of turning 1 in 7 months, he’d turn 1 in 10 months. does that make sense? I thought it meant that they changed his Birth Date to match his developmental stage.

Sarah CBB Editor on

That makes sense! From what Sherri said, it seems like they consider him two months…I’ve only heard of actual age vs adjusted age in developmental terms – most parents seem to refer to their child with their actual age, not developmental like Sherri.

FC on

I wish I had watched it. Sherri sounded hilarious, and Ellen is too funny trying to take off with little Jeffrey Charles.🙂

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