I’m Ready for Sleepless Nights!
BACHELOR BABY ON THE WAY! The reality TV star says he’s looking forward to dirty diapers and midnight feedings
Sean Lowe has two words for the sleep deprivation headed his way once his wife of two years, Catherine, 30, gives birth to their first child: Bring it! “At the end of the day, it’s all about having a happy, healthy baby, and if the baby needs us to wake up every few hours, that’s just what we’ll have to do,” the season 17 Bachelor alum tells In Touch. “Hopefully, after a couple of years, we’ll catch up!” Here, the first-time dad-to-be, 32, talks about baby names, putting on sympathy weight and his dream celebrity sitter.
Catherine’s due any day now — are you nervous? SL: No, I don’t really get nervous about anything. I’m excited — I can’t wait for the baby to fall asleep on my chest. And, logistically, humans have existed for millions of years — so surely Catherine and I can figure it out.
Ha, right. Have you decided on a name yet? SL: We actually came up with a boy’s name three years ago when we were dating on The Bachelor; for a girl we still go back and forth. It’s still a secret but I did have to let my mom know that it’s not a crazy or wacky name — she’ll be able to pronounce it. [ Laughs]
Are you hoping for a boy or girl? SL: I’m leaning for a boy, because I’m picturing us throwing a baseball in our backyard. I also know that if we have a girl, I will be wrapped around her finger from the second she’s born.
Who will be the tougher parent? SL: Catherine will definitely be the disciplinarian. I don’t have it in me. I won’t let them get away with everything, but I want to be the fun dad. do you think your lives will change? SL: We live a pretty spontaneous, exciting life and do a lot of traveling. So we won’t be able to jet off on vacation anymore. But that’s OK! We’d rather be home with the baby.
How many kids do you want ultimately? SL: Catherine wants to have three biological children and adopt two; I think I’d be happy with three or four. We’ll have to see!
A lot of husbands gain sympathy weight when their wives are pregnant — have you? SL: A little! Our pizza consumption has definitely increased quite a bit.
You just moved into a new house in Dallas … SL: Yes, we ran out of room! We actually just partnered with SpareFoot [a search site for storage options], which is great. Catherine has so many clothes, and we’ve gotten a lot of baby presents, even from strangers, which is pretty awesome. So they helped us store a lot of stuff.
You guys were on season four of
Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars
… any regrets? SL: The counselors were great, and any relationship can benefit from counseling, but we knew the moment we walked on set we were out of place. Way too much drama.
Are you watching Jojo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette? SL: Our favorite thing to do is watch The Bachelor on Mondays. When you’ve been on the show, you get the liberty of making fun of it. [ Laughs] I love watching the guys say ridiculous things and put themselves in awkward situations. I appreciate the humor on the show much more than the actual love portion! ◼