Eric Decker’s Wife Is Changing More of Son’s Diapers: ‘It Always Works That Way’

09/21/2015 at 04:10 PM ET

They just welcomed son Eric Thomas II two weeks ago, but NFL star Eric Decker says wife Jessie James Decker has clocked in more time on diaper duty.

“With my daughter, I would say it was me,” the New York Jets wide receiver told PEOPLE of 18-month-old daughter Vivianne Rose, Thursday at the Samsung Hope For Children Gala.

“Now with the little boy, for sure her. It always works that way, with the dad and the little girl and the mom and the little boy. But all the kids are doing great, and it’s just so fun.”

Fun — and a new adventure! “It’s so different, having two compared to one, because the dynamic is so crazy,” says Decker, 28.

Eric Decker Samsung Hope for Children Gala
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In addition to more sleepless nights, “You’re so focused on having one and giving all your attention: Now you’ve got to figure out how to share all that attention; how to be able to have them together,” he adds.

As for Vivianne, Decker says she’s excited for her new role. “She understands it’s her little brother, so it’s really about showing her how great of a big sister she is and supporting her that way.”

When Viv got to meet her lil bro for the first time

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Meanwhile, James Decker, 27 — whose new single, “Lights Down Low,” dropped last week — is busy nursing and getting back to work.

“She’s looking great, she’s feeling great. She’s breastfeeding, so obviously that’s very important with the little boy,” says Decker. “And she’s starting to get back into her career now — a successful pregnancy, the baby boy’s healthy, and now Mommy gets to work a little bit.”

— Jeff Nelson

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Tieraney on

Why does he keep referring to his son as “the little boy”? He has a name!

lvbastin on

You have to be married to an athlete who makes a lot of money so you can pretend to have a singing career. Who’s ever heard of her? There s a Jessie James who IS a successful recording artist but it sure isn’t this woman.

Anonymous on


Hater much? THIS Jessie James has known songs, and the two of them also had a TV show. Hate on. You’re probably just jealous because she’s so gorgeous (and has a beautiful voice to match). Eat your heart out.