John Stamos and Wife Caitlin Open Up About Their Baby Son’s ‘Scary” Delivery

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John Stamos and wife Caitlin talk about son Billy birth
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It may have taken awhile for John Stamos to become a daddy. Yet, according to a new interview, the delivery of his first son William “Billy” Christopher might have been a tad quicker than he and his wife Caitlin would have hoped.

“He wasn’t fully baked, so that was very scary in the beginning,” Caitlin tells People magazine. “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.”

The delivery in itself was quite eventful, especially considering that Caitlin was sent home from the hospital at first because the doctor said she wasn’t ready.

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“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?’” Stamos explains. “She normally doesn’t drink, and hadn’t drank for nine months … she had one glass of wine and she was hammered.”

“It was really funny,” adds Caitlin. “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.”

With their new son recently turning one, Stamos and Caitlin say they can’t imagine life without him.

“I waited a long time for a kid,” says Stamos. “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,” Caitlin adds. “He would joke around about how he was never going to change a diaper, but he’s pretty good at it!”