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It's a Boy on the Way for Cole Hamels

07/07/2009 at 08:00 AM ET
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Former World Series MVP Cole Hamels and his wife, Survivor alum Heidi Strobel, are seeing blue! The Philadelphia Phillies star shared that he and his wife recently learned that the baby that they are expecting this fall is a little boy. “We’re excited,” said Cole, 25. “Hopefully we’ll be headed for the World Series when it happens.”

The couple’s original plans were to travel to Ethiopia in December to adopt a little girl, but the pregnancy has delayed that for approximately six to nine months.

“We still plan on adopting. [The pregnancy] is something we were planning on doing anyway. We’re going to adopt a girl, and it will be great for her to grow up with a brother. They’ll be like twins.”

Cole and Heidi, who were married in 2006, announced their pregnancy earlier this month.

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Congratulations to Cole and Heidi!! If that little guy looks anything like his daddy, he’s gonna be gorgeous.

Jess from Ohio on

Aw, congrats to them! And I am happy to see they still plan on adopting. Can’t wait to hear the names!

eternalcanadian on

It is interesting to see how no one thinks Cole is too young to be married or have kids (he got married when he was 22 and he’s just 25 now), and yet get on the case of other people the same age or younger.

In any case, hope Heidi’s pregnancy goes well. She was so ill and had kidney failure from Survivor, I wonder if she still has some issues from that.

meghan on

Kidney failure is incredibly scary, but with prompt and proper treatment, it can be reversed. Either way I’m sure her doctor knows her history and is on top of it.

I’m glad they are going to pursue the adoption. My cousin and his wife started the adoption process after years of trying. Just as they were finally getting their son, my cousin learned she was pregnant. The case worker asked them if they wanted to scrap the adoption! My cousin was apalled! After so many years longing for a child, the last thought in either of their minds was halting the adoption. They were thrilled at the idea of two kids. Now they have two sons seven months apart and wouldn’t trade their lives for anything.

JMO on

I actually saw an adoption story where a family was in the process of adopting a chidl and the same thing happened she got pregnant so both their kids were several months a part. It just goes to show if it’s all meant to be it will be!! So happy for Cole! Maybe he’ll be a Phillies one day too!

laura on

I am so happy for Cole and Heidi!! The little guy is going to be so cute! Hopefully he will be a pitcher some day too!! Go Phils!

Sarah M. on

eternalcanadian – Celebs of the same age don’t always act the age that they are. The celebs that get more flak for certain things, might not be acting like we would expect them to act for their age. Therefore, some people may not think that they are ready for certain things yet. JMO.

I’m so glad to hear that they will still be adopting! They seem like great people, great role models. I wish them all the best with their son and their daughter!!

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