June 6, 2008By Tom Stacy Posted: Jun 6, 2008
As you'll see in the new issue of Digest on page 19, GH's Greg Vaughan (Lucky) was almost left out of our Father's Day wrap. As luck would have it, the always press-friendly actor was on vacation when we'd put in our request but he happily checked in as soon as he returned. We focused on Vaughan specifically since his son, Jathan, just turned the big "One," and we wanted to see how the proud Dad survived baby's first year. As a treat to our blog readers, here's the rest of that interview that didn't make it to print. Enjoy!
Can you sum up fatherhood in a word? "Tiresome [laughs]. I never know something so small could have so much energy!"
Were you in the delivery room during labor? "I was. I am totally in awe of my wife [Touriya]. Even more than I was before."
Was it scary? "I was too busy to be scared [laughs]. I was making sure the music was right, that my wife had a nice scent on the sheets and pillows beforehand, making sure she had water and ice chips, rubbing feet, rubbing ankles, holding hands. I know I wasn't the one about to bear children, but I was busy [laughs]."
Was it tough having to leave him and go back to work? "What was great was I could be on-set, have my phone in my pocket and I could get a picture [sent] of my son. Between Touriya and I, in the first few weeks after he was born, it was like a minimum of 50 pictures a day. She was always texting me pictures and moments. It was as close as you could get to being there in the room."
Considering you and Touriya both modeled, will Jathan be entering "the family business?" "Yeah. [The] Ford [Models] already has him on a contract. They had him on contract when she was five months pregnant because they wanted to have the rights [laughs]."
How is he at one year? "He's doing great. He's getting big all the time. He's growing like a weed."
What advice do you have for expectant fathers? "I recommend to any future father, get yourself a good tool kit because I keep having to put more baby stuff together. Man, my whole house is a playground of baby stuff."