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Hank Randall Baskett IV is making his big debut! Kendra Wilkinson introduces her first child with Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hank Baskett in the latest issue of OK!, on newsstands Thursday.
Photographed in the hospital at two days old, baby Hank “has so much hair,” Kendra, 24, exclaims.
“He definitely takes after me with that. And he has Hank’s lips. He looks like both of us.”
For additional photos and the full interview, pick up the latest issue of OK!, available in major cities today.
Check out a few interview excerpts in the extended post.
Congratulations! How are you feeling?
Kendra Wilkinson: Thanks. I have labor brain. I forgot everything that happened.
Hank Baskett: I am in straight awe, trust me.
How did you prepare for coming to the hospital?
KW: The good thing about being induced is that it’s like planning a trip, just very calm. We ate a huge dinner before we came to the hospital. I ate a whole batch of brownies because I was nervous. No wonder he’s 9 pounds!
What happened at the hospital?
KW: I was induced early in the morning; then it was wait, wait, wait. I was experiencing contractions throughout the day, and I was anxious. I kept checking the monitor every second, like, “Is it happening yet?”
Everything was going perfectly. Everything I ever dreamed of: snow for his birthday, all the family was here. I was set on having him [vaginally], but after hours of waiting, nothing. Finally, the doctor said, “We’re going to have to do a c-section.” I just started crying. Then my whole family cheered me up. I was like, “All right. Let’s just get this done.”
Hank, how did you handle the news?
HB: It was rough. I know how bad Kendra wanted to deliver naturally, and it hit her hard. But she knew that whatever the doctor said was best for her and the baby. Once she realized that, she was like, “Let’s move it up. Let’s get it over with.”
How did the actual delivery go?
KW: Every second I was like, “Is he okay? Is he okay?” And finally I hear Hank go, “Here he comes! I see his head!” That was the best thing I’ve ever heard. He comes out, and I hear his little cry, and the doctor’s like, “Nine pounds, 5 ounces. He’s a linebacker! This boy’s a linebacker!”
How was holding him for the first time?
KW: I just started crying. I was like, “Oh my God, it’s the happiest day of my life!” I was just in heaven.
HB: I was as nervous as I could be holding him, because I’ve never really held a newborn before.
What were your first words to him?
KW: Happy birthday, Hank.
HB: I just said, “I love you so much.” I couldn’t stop saying, “I love you.”
How are you recovering?
KW: I’m still really sore and healing from the c-section. That’s the only thing that stinks: I can’t really do my mama things — changing him, getting the bottle ready. I need help because I can’t go that fast.
Source: OK!; December 28 issue