John Stamos reveals his son Billy was born six weeks premature

He welcomed his first child, son Billy, with wife Caitlin McHugh Stamos, 32, on April 16, 2019. 

And for the first time, John Stamos has revealed his little bundle of joy was born six weeks premature. 

The 55-year-old actor candidly spoke with People magazine as part of their Beautiful Family issue as he admitted the whole experience was 'very scary.'

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New parents: John Stamos and his wife Caitlin revealed on Wednesday to People that the birth of their son Billy was a 'scary' time as he was six weeks premature

New parents: John Stamos and his wife Caitlin revealed on Wednesday to People that the birth of their son Billy was a 'scary' time as he was six weeks premature

'He wasn't fully baked, so that was very scary in the beginning,' said Caitlin.

'He was very, very small … fragile, little. Every time [he] fell asleep, you're like, "Please wake up." [We were] constantly checking to make sure he was still breathing.' 

John and Caitlin wed just two months before the arrival of Billy, named after the actor's late father. 

Scary time: 'He wasn't fully baked, so that was very scary in the beginning,' said Caitlin, adding: 'He was very, very small … fragile, little. Every time [he] fell asleep, you're like,

Scary time: 'He wasn't fully baked, so that was very scary in the beginning,' said Caitlin, adding: 'He was very, very small … fragile, little. Every time [he] fell asleep, you're like, "Please wake up." [We were] constantly checking to make sure he was still breathing'

When the time was right, it happened: 'I waited a long time for a kid,' he told People on Wednesday

When the time was right, it happened: 'I waited a long time for a kid,' he told People on Wednesday

And it's no secret that John has wanted a child for a while. 

'I waited a long time for a kid,' he told the publication. 'I just had to meet the right person to do it with, and to straighten my life out. I was always meant to be a father,' I think.'  

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