FOXBORO (CBS) – Hunter Henry and his wife Parker will welcome their first child sometime in December. Henry wouldn’t miss the special occasion for anything – not even a Patriots match.
The tight-knit New England side discussed their kid’s dilemma on Wednesday, as the Patriots prepare for their upcoming showdown Monday night with the Bills at Buffalo. It won’t be until the end of the month, but we all know babies arrive whenever they want to.
Henry hopes this life-changing event can happen any day other than match day. But if it comes down to it, Henry will miss a game to see the birth of his first child.
“That’s a tough conversation. This is my first, man. If it has to be a game or I see my first born, I’m going to go see my baby born,” Henry said on Wednesday.
Henry and his family have some backup plans, just in case.
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“The biggest problem is when does the game start, and if you go into labor during the game, that’s where the problem is,” he explained. “But we are ready and we have a lot of backup plans to be ready to go.
“We have a lot of family coming in at this time of year, especially with the holidays. And having a family around for support, especially with those next two games on the way, we’re going to have family close by to make sure they’re doing well,” he continued.
Ideally, baby Henry will enter the big one sometime shortly after the Monday night game, with the Patriots preparing to enter their farewell week. They will have 12 days off before their next game, which will be in Indianapolis against the Colts on December 18.
“But it probably won’t work that far,” Henry said with a smirk.
It looks like Henry is already ready for fatherhood.