And below is a pic of Mowgli from The Jungle Book…the possible inspiration for their son’s middle name!
Being in the delivery room shortly before Ashlee gave birth on November 20th was “pretty surreal,” Pete Wentz said in his first interview since welcoming son Bronx.
“Obviously, some stuff my wife would freak if I said, but she’s pretty much a saint,” he said Tuesday on Ryan Seacrest’s KIIS-FM radio show. “Right before she went into labor, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I think I’m having a heart attack!’
“Natural things start going on in your body,” Pete continued. “My heart started beating really fast.”
He explained, “You see your wife in all this pain, and you really don’t know what’s happening.”
But Ashlee “took care of me and made sure I was OK and then we went into labor,” Pete told Ryan Seacrest. “That’s why she’s a saint.
“She’s a amazing girl. She was like, ‘I will make sure you’re OK,'” he added. “I didn’t even stop to think, ‘Well, you just had an epidural and you’re about to have a baby!'”
When she had the baby, Pete said that Ashlee remarked, “‘He’s beautiful. He’s perfect.’
“We were instantly in love,” he said of their baby son. “It’s impossible not to be!”
He said his wife is doing “really good” right now.
Pete said he’s changed “quite a few” diapers already – even some “exploding” ones.
As friends and family flock to meet Bronx, Pete said,
“Having a child is like opening a new spot in L.A. — everyone’s trying to get in every night!”
Eventually, Petet said Bronx “is definitely going to come out on tour. We need a whole team of stuff that is going to get him through that.”
Pete also offered some clues about the unique name, Bronx Mowgli.
He said he and Ashlee had been “throwing it back and forth a while ago. I feel weird because all these people have all these ideas on what it means … I don’t think anyone knows the real story of why or how.”
[Jungle Book] author Rudyard Kipling is “really cool and The Jungle Book is something that me and Ashlee bonded over,” Pete explained.
Of fatherhood, he also noted, “It’s different when it happens. Your life is 100 percent different now – you want it to be different.”