John Stamos and his wife Caitlin McHugh Stamos have opened up about the “scary” premature birth of their baby son.
Stamos, 55, and his other half, 32, tied the knot last February before welcoming Billy into the world two months later.
The pair spoke to People about the difficult period of time for the magazine’s 2019 “Beautiful Issue”.
Stamos shared, “It all started when [Caitlin] had contractions, [but then] we went to the doctor and he said, ‘It’s not ready, why don’t you go home and have a glass of wine?’”
“She normally doesn’t drink, and hadn’t drank for nine months… she had one glass of wine and she was hammered,” he added.
McHugh continued, “It was really funny. I get to the hospital and I said, ‘I already had a glass of wine, now it’s a party!’ Then they gave me the epidural and I was laughing all over the place.”
She went on, “He wasn’t fully baked, so that was very scary in the beginning. He was very, very small… fragile, little. Every time [he] fell asleep, you’re like, ‘Please wake up.’ [We were] constantly checking to make sure he was still breathing.”
Stamos shared, “I waited a long time for a kid. I just had to meet the right person to do it with, and to straighten my life out. I was always meant to be a father, I think.”
“He’s a natural. He would joke around about how he was never going to change a diaper, but he’s pretty good at it!” his wife insisted.