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Drew Brees Won't Know About Baby's Birth

Quarterback Drew Brees Won't Know When His Wife's in Labor

When the pangs of labor begin, some mamas scream — but Brittany Brees won't. The wife of Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees said she won't tell her husband she's in labor if he's playing football. On last night's 60 Minutes, the expectant couple discussed their birthing plan for their second child:

"He's not going to get a call ... He's not going to know," Brittany says. "If I go into labor, I'm going to get the drugs and just pretend everything’s fine."

That's fine by Drew. "Even if she was on her way to the hospital, water had broke, she's about to give birth, she would make up some elaborate story to make me comfortable and at ease," says the 2010 Super Bowl MVP. "So I go play the football game and I come home and there might be a new baby boy there waiting for me," Brees added.

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amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
@ 14, yet another reason to love out military men and women!
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I don't think it matters what any of us think. They are in agreement, it's what works for their family, so good for them. It's better than a couple fighting and not getting along for a month because they can't agree on a birth plan. That happened to one of my friends. It's ridiculously presumptuous to assume a man ignores his 'trophy kids' because of one day. No one has the right to judge them simply because you would do differently. And while I think that 'jock throwing around a football' is a little extreme because Brees is by all accounts a good guy, I also think it's very offensive to compare this to military families. Most men in the military would give their left arm to be with their wives on her delivery day.
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 6 years
Seriously? Its one game. If he ends up missing one game for the birth of his child, its not going to end his career. There are plenty of quarterbacks who have had a bad game, or even a bad season and they still have their job. And sorry baby sugar, but being a quarterback and being in the military are to completely different things. Its actually very sad that you would compare people who are dying and fighting for their lives to some jock who gets paid millions of dollars to throw around a football. I'm sure a lot of our military men would give anything to be with their family and witness the birth of their child.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
bottom line; if you have something better to do then have a baby...stick with that. there are more than enough ignored-trophy-oopsie-kids in the world. and give me a break, like they need more money? please. this family is obviously focused on $, not babies. thats fine. but don't pretend its anything else, don't have a child unless you are going to treat it as the most special thing in your life. as for it being just "her" decision, yet another example of how strange this is. decisions about family should actually involve THE FAMILY. not just one parent. as i said before; odd.
babysugar babysugar 6 years
After watching the interview, I walked away with the impression that this was her decision, not his. I liken this to the situation many military families find themselves in every day. Plenty of babies are born in America while their dads are overseas and don't get to see them for months. In many of those cases, the dads don't even know their wives are in labor until after the baby is born.
esk4 esk4 6 years
So Lil, do you think if his wife goes into labor during the first quarter that he should be notified then knowing he wouldn't be able to leave the game, opening him up to distraction and injury? Also its not just him, all of the Saints depend on their QB he is a part of their family too, and therefore responsible for all of those guys jobs.
Moms Moms 6 years
I think it's a bit strange too lickety split. They'll be other football games, but a child is only born once.
schnappycat schnappycat 6 years
Eh, I agree it's not a huge deal. Chances are that even if she goes into labor during the game, he'll still have time to get notified after the game and still make it to the delivery. And if she is planning an epidural, there isn't a huge reason for him to be there. It's really just a waiting game. I watched TV while I was in labor while my husband worked on a paper. He was there, but might as well not have been quite honestly. I don't see the big deal if he misses a few hours of labor.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 6 years
I agree with esk4. I would prefer that my husband just come home from work and there was a kid waiting for him. If we do have kids labour is going to be very 1950s Madmen style. He will be keeping his butt in the waiting room or @ bar w/ the other guys in the family waiting to hear hear from the dr.
esk4 esk4 6 years
More like mom and dad don't want to risk dads job, which pays for baby to be jeopardized. You only get so many years of playing, and who knows what he'll be able to do afterwards. You can't exactly risk losing your future for one day. He's going to be able to provide for this kid for the rest of its life and be there, but football is his job, and its not a normal job and you can't just run off the field in the middle of a game so not knowing is probably better than knowing and not being able to do anything.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
This is strange to me. This is essentially saying that his job more important than his wife and unborn baby. And when the baby reads later about their dad on the day of their birth: oh, he didn't want to be bothered by even hearing about my birth. So odd.
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