Marty and Amy Wolff Welcome Son Blaine Patrick

07/05/2009 at 05:15 PM ET


Marty Wolff and his wife Amy, who met during the third season of NBC’s The Biggest Loser in 2007 and got married in March 2008, have marked another milestone – welcoming their first child.

Amy, 30, delivered a baby boy at Alegent Lakeside Hospital in Omaha, Neb., on the morning of the Fourth of July, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. At Blaine Patrick Wolff’s first weigh-in, he measured a healthy 10 lbs., 14 oz., and was 22 Β½ inches long.

“We are all doing great,” Amy says, “and are enjoying getting to know each other.”

Amy and husband Marty, 28, who live in Omaha, run a weight loss and self-improvement program called Reality Wellness. “We made a decision to stay in fitness to keep ourselves accountable,” Amy told PEOPLE in December. “We are still comfortable where we are.”

The couple announced the pregnancy in December.

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Shal on

Wow! So happy for them. What a big boy!!!

Mallory on

Good grief that’s a big baby! Congrats to them!

Cortney on

I hope she had a c-section… that baby is big! Love the name!

Laura on

Congrats! My brother and I were both 10 pounds too; I’m hoping that’s not a hereditary trait! πŸ™‚ I had to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit for a few days and my mum said it was so embarrassing, having this HUGE baby in there amongst all these poor tiny preemies. And hee, Blaine Wolff – it sounds a little like a romance novel hero! Cute, though!

Andy on

Wowee, thats a big boy!

Impressive effort if it wasn’t a c-section….that’s not to say a c-section isn’t hard either! Just 10 pounds…nearly 11….I say Wonderwoman!

LinC on

being 7 months pregnant that baby’s weight just surprised me…I know big babies are born all the time but I hope for my labour process my son will be a wee bit smaller:) congrats to them

Stephany on

WOW! That’s one big baby! Congrats to them. I loved Marty on BL! I love the name, too.

Susan on

Congrats and glad to hear they are doing well, esp. given the size of their new baby. Seeing CBB referring to very large nb babies as “a healthy X lbs.” fairly frequently, I wanted to point out that large size — known as macrosomia: birthweight over 8lb.13oz. or 9lb.15oz., dep. on who is defining it — is actually a risk factor for delivery complications for mom and baby. It’s usually caused by poorly controlled diabetes in the mother. Avg. wt. of full-term nb in U.S. is around 7lb.8oz. I suggest not automatically equating lg birth wt. w/ health and most importantly, glad baby Blaine and mom are healthy.


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Sam & Freya's Mum on

My sis in law has had 3 large babies due to her diabetes, 1st daughter weighed 9pds 14oz, son then weighed 11pds 3oz and 2nd daughter, last baby, weighed even more, 11pds 5oz – jikes! Not surprisingly had elective c-sections booked well in advance knowing the situation with large babes, the son was in Neonates too, and looked like he could take on all the bubs in there himself, they joked, a real whopper being over 11pds! Needless to say they’re not having any more after the 3 large ones, dangerous for her as well. all these babies were also 3 weeks early at least – scary what affects the diabetes has on bub size…!

Jurnee on

Just a response to Susan. Yes, many times a large baby is the result of gestational diabetes, but sometimes it is not. A baby that large can certainly cause risk factors to mommy & baby and usually results in the doctor scheduling a c-section, sometimes up to 2 weeks prior to the due date. However, a large baby can be quite healthy, and be the product of genetics (tall/big parents for instance) and can also be delivered naturally depending on the size and health of the mother. My daughter was over 10 lbs. and I didn’t have gestational diabetes. I’m tall, and my husband is well over 6 feet.

Thank you to Susan for bringing awareness to a serious health issue, though. Just a reminder that every baby and pregnancy are different.

Daniella on

I was 10 lbs 9 ozs at birth & my mother did not have gestational diabetes. My brothers were also all over 9 lbs as well. My mom is a very healthy & physically fit person. She was actually a state champion in long jump & triple jump during her high school & her college years. However, she is also a very tall woman (5’9”) & my dad is also very tall (6’4”). She has always carried very heavy during her pregnancies, putting on well over 60 lbs with each baby. The doctor told her not to worry because she was always very healthy during every pregnancy & did not eat any more than the average pregnant woman. She just got huge!!

And, to top it off, she carried all of us past full-term & had all of us naturally!! My mom (like Amy) is one strong woman!! πŸ™‚

Jill on

Love the name. Finally a unique but normal name:)

christina on

10 lbs., 14 oz is NOT a healthy weight. That actually makes my stomache turn. We have an obesity epidemic — and all of the chronic conditions that accompany it, like hypertension and type 2 diabetes — in this country. Obviously both parents struggle w/their weight…I just hope it isn’t passed on to their child. Not off to a good start.

Rachael on

Congrats to them, and yes that’s a big baby.

I had two boys a year apart that both weighed 10 lbs. and they were both 3 weeks early. I’ve been told the average birth weight is now over 8 lbs., compared to years ago when it was smaller. When I have friends that have babies that are 5-6 lbs. I’m always amazed how little those babies are, almost like they are not due yet. πŸ™‚

Having a baby that big almost takes the fun out of having a newborn, she gave birth to a 3 month old child. 😦

Aaron on

Good grief, give the weight of the baby a rest. Considering that these people have made a life out of being physically fit and healthy, I would also have to believe that her pregnancy was healthy, as well. Sure, they’ve struggled with weight in the past, but that was in the past. And I’m sorry, but just because you may be a size 6 does not necessarily mean that you are healthier than someone who is a size 12. There are so many other factors than just weight that determine how “healthy” a person truly is. I have a friend who is a tall and lanky size 4, maybe size 6. She had a stroke a few years ago in her 20s. She’s also a smoker. The average person would’ve only looked at her outward appearance and assumed that she was healthy, when in fact, she was not. Please consider the WHOLE person and not just what the scale says when judging someone based on “health.”

Michele on

my first reaction was that 10lbs 14 oz. is a lot, but i don’t think his parents need to worry at all about him being obese. my son weiged 8lb 10 oz and i thought that was a lot. he now weighs 16 lbs and is 10 months, so he is in the 25%. at least Blaine will lose about 10% of his weight like all babies do. personally i think christina is overreacting to the weight of marty and amys baby. i’m sure he will be fine!!

t on

Wow that’s a big baby, my brother was 9 lb 9oz after they let my mother go overdue 27 days and I thought that was big!

cara on

ok – its a big baby, but im more shocked about the fact that marty and amy are married…seems everyone else here knew that already. That’s cool – I think Amy was nice in the short time she was on the BL, and I’ve always liked Marty. Do people hook up each season? season three’s marty and amy, season two’s matt and suzy – who I LOVE!!!! are there any more BL couples?

Dee on

My son weighed 8lbs 10oz at birth too. Now he’s 7 and he’s a skinny little thing that eats like a bird and never stops running.

Megan on

Not all big babies are the result of the mother’s diabetes. My now eight year old god son was born 11 lbs 10 oz (22 inches long). His mother never had an issue with blood sugar/diabetes, including during the pregnancy.

His mother’s doctors kept telling her “this is going to be a big baby” and when she was 37 weeks they told her he was going to be at least 9 lbs. She asked them to induce her then but they refused and she had to suffer through 36 hours of labor before the doctors had to rush her into an emergency c-section after the baby had a bowel movement.

I’m just saying, it’s not always the mother’s fault so please keep that in mind before acussing the mother of “poorly” controlled sugar levels.

On, a happier note, I love the name and wish the new parents the best of luck.

Casey on

First off, Congrats to the new parents!!! LOVE his name!!

Secondly, just because he is a big baby doesn’t mean he is going to be big for all his life. My son was 9lbs 4oz and 22.5 in at birth and now at 20 months he is 25lbs and 33in tall. He is taller most babies at his age but he is lighter then most babies his age. I know all babies are different but I’m sure as long as Blaine has a healthy diet he won’t be obese.

Camilla on

Just because a baby is born weighing over ten lbs has nothing to do with wether they’ll be overweight later on. My boy was 10 lbs 8 oz at birth and is now a very healthy, active seven year old. Not overweight at all. Same with my niece. She was almost 11 lbs and now is a tall slim 12 year old. Neither one has ever had problems with being overweight. I am also surprised at all the “I hope she had a c-section” comments : ( Just because the baby is big does NOT mean a c-section is absolutely necessary. I had a c-section due to a breech baby ( only 7lbs 4 oz though ), but still believe c-sections are performed far too often. It was FAR easier to recover from having my big boy naturally… even with ripping… then recovering from the c-section.

eternalcanadian on

Dang! 10lbs and almost 23 inches. Is it just me or are babies getting bigger and bigger?

I can’t remember those two from TBL! That show has been on for so long I hardly remember who is whom except for the most recent season!

CrystalDex on

My children were
8lbs 14oz 22in born 7 days early
9lbs 0oz 21in born on due date &
8lbs 14oz 20in born 8 days late

All my children were healthy, and, I did not have gestational diabetes. I find that some of you are implying that babies over a certain weight isn’t a healthy weight. Are any of you doctors? Mine says it is quite normal for babies to be around the same weight as their parents were. I was 8lbs and my husband was 10lbs 2oz, so she was sure we would probably have big babies.

And even if she had gestational diabetes as long as she had a healthy pregnancy and the baby was born healthy then what the heck is the big deal?

Just an FYI my husband is 6ft 4in and I am 5ft 4in, he is 220 and I am 150 neither of us are obese. So how big you are at birth does not mean you are going to be overweight as an adult.

CelebBabyLover on

Camilla- I agree! I can’t believe that anyone would actually hope that someone had major abdominal surgery!

Laura on

I really don’t think that having a 10 pound baby is a sign that you’re contributing to the obesity epidemic! I was a 10 and a half pounder back in 1984; I’m now 5’6″ and weigh around 125 pounds. I’m not obese, I was just a big baby! πŸ™‚

mamaj on

I agree with all the comments that a big baby is not a bad thing. My daughters were both almost 10lbs, I’m 5’5″ and have quite small frame and my husband is 5’11” and average build, I did not have gestational diabetes ( although tested as they thought I must have)and both my girls are now taller than average but on the slimmer side of average. Both elective c-section tho as one transverse and the other because of previous section.
Congrats and cute name !

Ruthella on

My two boys were both 9lb 9oz, their sister was 8lb 4oz. I am 5′ 10″ and my husband is 6′ 4″, and we both have very long legs, which my midwife said is a big factor.

My boys never looked big, and by three were very skinny. Now at 7 and 5, they have legs like cocktail sticks, bless them πŸ˜€ They are both 25th percentile now.

My daughter thinned out very early and by 6 months had dropped from the 75th to 9th percentile, and has stayed there. I obviously grow them big, but once they’re out in the World they get slim like their Daddy and I! My boys eat like horses, their sister eats a good amount although not always as much as I’d like.

Just goes to show, a big birthweight is not necessarily an indicator of weight later on, and I didn’t have GD either πŸ™‚

Brianne on

some people are justgenetically larger at birth. My mom is a teeny 5’3, 115 pounds and my sister and I were both around 8 pounds 5oz. My daughter was 9 pounds 5oz and 22 inches long. My husband is 6’2 and I am 5’7 about 135pounds. Our daughter has thinned out alot – but she is quite tall (34 inches @18 months) and looks more like 2 1/2 than 1 1/2. She doesn’t eat sweets at all – and she is PERFECTLY healthy from having a larger birthweight.

Rebecca on

That is SOOOO insulting. Are you a pediatrician? Have you examined that baby? How exactly do you give a newborn a weight problem unless you had poorly managed gestational diabetes? Amy didn’t say anything of the sort, she and her husband are tall. My youngest daughter was 9 lbs 13 oz at birth, and 22 inches, that’s bigger than your average newborn boy (actually, she was the exact same measurements as a newborn as a baby we knew at one month of age) but my husband and I are very tall and she comes from stocky genes. She’s a good weight, very healthy, not at all fat now. A high birthweight does not automatically mean that the baby is unhealthy or the mother was neglectful, sometimes it’s just genetics.

jcmaro on

First, congrats to them!

Second, having GD does NOT equal a big baby. I have had GD twice now and my children came out 5 lbs 14 oz and 6 lbs 1/2 oz. Both small babies and now my son is almost 4 and weighs 34 lbs (5-10 lbs less than all of his friends) and my daughter is 20 months and 25 pounds. Having GD is not something that happens because you are obese, just ask my 5’4″ 105 pound friend who had it with both her kids too!

Sandra on

Wow that’s a big baby! Congratulations!

Dani on

My daughter was 10 lbs. 8 oz (21 1/2 inches) and 12 days early when she was born via c-section. Yes, it was an elective surgery after they determined her size via an ultasound and discovered her shoulders were 19 inches across. I did not want to risk my child’s health or the chance of fractured clavicles at birth.
Now, 2 yrs after being off the charts at every peds appointment, she is 37 inches all and weighs 30 lbs. She has held at the 30 lbs marker for 7 months. Yes, she is the size of an average 3-4 yr old., but she is an extremely healthy 2 yr old who was breastfed until after her 2nd birthday, extremely active, social and intelligent. Oh yeah, she just happens to be the product of parents who are 6’1 and 6’4 and were 7 lbs. 8 oz. and 9 lbs. 3 oz., respectively.
It really bothers me to see posts stating that babies of my daughters size are unhealthy and born to unhealthy mothers. I did not suffer from gestational diabetes during my pregnancy and gained approximately 50 lbs, which was all lost by my 6 week appointment. I also walked nearly 2 miles per day up until a week before my daughter’s birth. I just had a big baby who has grown into a healthy, big toddler.
In your eyes, would she have been healthy if I starved myself and my daughter to ensure she was born under 8 lbs…..??? I don’t think so!

morgan on

Congrats! Everyone needs to stop making such a fuss about his weight. 10lbs. is not ideal, but he’s fine! My friends mother gave birth to a 10lbs. 7oz. baby one month early! And now, he’s 4 and doing fine and is a cute little boy.

Jessica on

That’s a big boy! I don’t think you can claim he is obese or anything, considering he was JUST BORN!

I don’t think the mom or dad’s weight/height have anything to do with the baby’s size. Amalah (www.amalah) gave birth to a 9 pound 15 oz. son the first time, and a 7 pound 7 oz. son the second time! And she is so tiny!

Sage on

Wow some of the comments are a bit much. There have been many babies born around 10 pounds who are perfectly healthy.Believe it or not there are babies who are bigger when they’re born.

lea on

cara – I don’t know exactly when they got married, but I think he proposed to her on TV (I think it was at the finale show, but I don’t remember exactly). The shocking thing was not that they got married, but that he was already married to someone else when he was a contestant on the show. He left his wife (the one who stayed married to him even when he was obese) for Amy once he got thin and decided he could land someone more “attractive”.

H Knight on

My 1st daughter was 10lb 9. We are all tall and were told she was going to be a big baby from about 6 months into pregnancy. They still let me go 10 days overdue!! She was the most beautiful and perfectly healthy baby and is now an extremely tall and slim 6 yr old. Why are you so judgemental about baby weight! As if kids aren’t paranoid enough about weight these days! Geez people, calm down.

Ellen on

I won’t bother commenting about the size of the baby because some of you prefer to think having s small baby is better so whatever.

Have to say though, really dislike the first name they have chosen. Why couldn’t they have just left it at Patrick and then put whatever silly name they want as a middle name. That’s how things should be. When did it become ok to put the ridiculous name first?

I really believe this is why more and more babies cry at christenings/baptisms than several years ago. Sigh.

Jenny on

I cannot believe the comments here saying the baby is obese and hopefully she had a c-section. What?!? Babies come in all sizes and a baby is not obese; it’s just not. And I would not wish major surgery on anyone. Why are we in this country so scared to birth our babies?

I’m 5’4″ and weigh 125-130 lbs when not pregnant/losing baby weight. I have never had gestational diabetes. My first was 8 lbs 7 oz and I definitely did not gain enough weight with her as I was in an emotionally difficult place.

My next 2 were boys, both 22″ and weighed 10 lbs 1 oz and 10 lbs 2 oz at birth (2 days late and on his EDD, respectively); they were also very broad-shouldered and had large heads (thank you DH!). They were big babies, but most definitely not obese; they just look like 3-month olds. πŸ˜‰ And they were both born at home, perfectly healthy, no need for major abdominal surgery one bit.

Anyway, congrats to them and I hope they enjoy their “little” one!

CrystalDex on

Blaine is an old fashioned name, not a ridiculous one. Perhaps they are naming him after an older family member or a deceased relative?

I personally think Blaine is a lovely name, not silly at all.

Brandi on

“Have to say though, really dislike the first name they have chosen. Why couldn’t they have just left it at Patrick and then put whatever silly name they want as a middle name. That’s how things should be. When did it become ok to put the ridiculous name first?”

What? Blaine is an old Scottish name. It’s not ridiculous. Quite nice actually.

happyokie11 on

My daughter was 9 lbs 11 oz and 22 1/2 inches at birth, but I wasn’t diabetic with her either. My 2nd son was 8lbs 13oz and he was 3 wks early, but I wasn’t diabetic with him either. I was, however, diabetic with their brother, who was 8 lbs 6 oz at birth. They are now 14 & 12 (sons) & 11 (daughter). The boys are both 6 ft tall, not at all fat, not even chunky. Tall and lanky. My daughter is 5 ft 4 inches at 11, and not obese or fat either. Birth weight doesn’t mean the mother has uncontrolled diabetes or blood sugars or that they will necessarily be overweight later on. PS…I am 5 ft 7 in (was 5lbs 13oz at birth)& their dad is 6 ft 4 in (was 6lbs 2 oz at birth). So, even our birth weights didn’t have anything to do with my children’s weights.