Desperate Housewives star Kyle MacLachlan and his wife, Project Runway executive producer Desiree Gruber, welcomed their son Callum Lyon on July 25 – and his parents think he might have known what he wanted to be just seconds after his birth!
“He grabbed one of the clamps the doctor was using for the umbilical cord,” Kyle says. “He had it in his little hand for a second. We think maybe he wants to be a doctor.”
The new dad has got the hang of parenting; he “dances around while holding the baby to help him burp” and boasts,
“I’m a good swaddler. The secret is to use him like a rolling pin.”
Describing his new baby, Kyle says,
“He’s very calm – he’s not an obsessive crier. He has a thoughtful, Zen-like presence.”
Callum is the couple’s first child, and he’s definitely a miracle baby – Desiree suffered miscarriages, and was eventually diagnosed with thrombophilia, a condition that increases the risk of blood clots. To conceive, she had to give herself injections of blood thinner every day.
But both his parents agree – he was well worth the wait.
“There are times when we’re standing over his crib, waiting for him to wake up,” Desiree says. “It’s almost like a new channel opens up,” Kyle adds. “You’re looking at him going, ‘Wow, this is something we created. This is life.’ It’s so perfect.
Source: People print edition, September 22
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