Hank Baskett: 'I Want a Boy'
As they await the birth of their first child, Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett have already said that baby-on-the-way will be the first of several the couple plan to have. The 26-year-old Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver tells E!‘s Marc Malkin that he’d like their Christmas delivery to be a boy, so that there will be “someone to look out for the baby girl coming next.”
“I’ve always wanted, like, three. Well, at first I was like, I want two, but you say two and then there’s that ‘oops baby.’ So, now I’d like three.”
With plans to tie the knot on June 27th, Hank says he’s trying to shoulder as much of the load as possible. “You don’t want to be having a baby and have the wife all stressed,” he explains. “I am trying to take care of most of what I can …I want her to enjoy this wedding, because if she’s happy, I’m happy. That’s all that matters.” His level of involvement extends to Kendra’s prenatal care. Noting that “it takes two people to get pregnant,” Hank says he won’t assume a passive role over the next six months. “There’s going to be some things I can’t make, but I’m going to try my hardest to be at every appointment, at every meeting, everything.” With that said, Kendra, 24, is already earning high marks as a mom.
“She’s telling me what do about every little thing. She’s reading, and I’ve seen more baby television shows since she got pregnant than I have in my entire life. She’s studying up on everything, and that’s why I have to keep my game up, to keep up with her because she’s constantly testing me and asking me questions.”
From the sound of things, many of those tests have taken place over the phone. Hank is in Philadelphia preparing for the upcoming football season, while Kendra has thus far remained in California. “That’s one of the hardest things, to be across the country while she’s pregnant,” Hank admits. “I don’t want her in any way, shape or form to feel like she’s doing this by herself.” The couple make the most of the times when they are together, refusing to even let Kendra’s morning sickness stand in the way. “There have been a few times that I’ve held her hair,” Hank adds.