James Otto Hopes Baby Won’t Be ‘Moosey Like Me’

08/23/2010 at 02:00 PM ET

Country singer James Otto has a lot on his plate these days: an upcoming album, touring alongside Toby Keith, but most importantly the impending birth of his first child with wife Amy.

“That’s a life changer,” Otto, 37, tells PEOPLE Moms & Babies about the upcoming arrival — a daughter to be named Ava Katherine — who is expected to make her debut this week.

Anxiously awaiting her arrival, the 6’5″ Otto says he does have one wish to make the delivery a bit easier on Amy.

“I hope she’s not a big moosey like me, a muscle-bound thing. I want her to be petite like her mom,” he laughs.

— Katie Kauss

FILED UNDER: Exclusive , News , Parenting , Video

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 18 comments

Elle on

I am so over the name Ava…

Jen on

How sad for me. I guess I am Moosey, muscle bound thing. 5’11 is tall for a woman, and I am muscular. His wife doesn’t look petite either. I bet they will love her, no matter how “moosey” she is

Terri on

She must be standing or sitting on something if she’s petite, because she doesn’t look it in the picture.

Elle on

LOL…yeah I would say she is a bit smaller than him. She may even have on heels in this picture! Poor girl…

Tiffany on

I took it to mean that by hoping she’s not “moosey” he meant at birth so his wife isn’t delivering a 15 lb baby!

Erika on

She is a lot smaller than him. http://gossip.whyfame.com/files/2010/02/james_otto.jpg

I thought he wanted her to be small to make the birth easier on his wife. I’m sure it’s not much fun to deliver an 11 pound baby. Although even if she does have to genes to be big, she could still be an average size at birth. I know a girl who is 6′ 3′ and VERY muscular and she was only like 7lbs when she was born. I’m small at 5′ 1″ and I weighed about the same, just a little less.

And if he’s talking about when he’s older, maybe he just wants her to look like her mom. A lot of people I know that don’t find themselves to be attractive, hope that their kids look like their spouses. Or maybe he just doesn’t want her to be picked on. It’s a lot easier to be picked on when your really tall or really short, rather than if your average. And seeing as his wife doesn’t look that small, I’m sure the baby won’t be really short.

J on

I just read that he is 6’5″. I don’t think his wife is THAT petite. Maybe to James she is. 🙂

My fiance is 6’8″ and built like a linebacker and I’m 5’6″ and I come up to his chest too. I seem petite compared to him, but I’m not really…lol!

meghan on

To James she’s petite. Her doesn’t want her to be “Moosey” for his wife’s sake when delivering. Settle down tall girls!

Corrie on

Good grief, way to blow things out of proportion…he just wants his wife to have an easy delivery! Settle down, you guys.🙂

Ottomaniac on

Amy is a dainty person compared to her husband and one of the sweetest people too. James is just concerned for the delivery as he is a big guy and he wants the birth to be smooth for her and Baby Ava……

court on

another Ava… yawn

Anonymous on

i’m sure he meant he doesn’t want her to be a 6’4 amazon woman…those are kinda weirdish looking. buuuuut i’d rather be super tall than short. i feel bad for “petite” women. they always end up growing out, not up lmao

Ashleigh on

It wouldn’t be the comment section if people weren’t taking quotes out of context!

He meant he hopes for his wife’s sake that their baby isn’t a linebacker at birth so his wife has an easier delivery. Geeze.

Sarah on

C’mon, people, read! Look at the last 2 paragraphs of the article – he’s referring to his wife’s delivery. He doesn’t want her to struggle with pushing out some 15lb. behemoth baby!

CelebBabyLover on

Anon- As a “petite” woman, I definitely have to agree with you! LOL!

Amanda McC on

Good lord, this is what happens when people with too much time on their hands over-analyze others comments and are entirely way too sensitive.

Yes, Amy is a very petite girl, he is obviously sitting on something in the picture because when they are standing the top of her head is well below his chin. I am 5’1″ and when Amy and I are standing face to face we are almost eye level, she is just a little taller than me-so yes, I would consider her petite. I know James just wants his wifey-pooh to have an easy delivery, what loving husband wouldn’t?

Ellea on

A tall woman can have a small pelvis.

CelebBabyLover on

Ellea- Yes, but James’s wife is NOT tall, and he was specifically referring to not wanting her to have a hard time delivering the baby, so that point is moot here.

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters