While we knew him as Uncle Jesse on our TV screens, John Stamos has become a father in real life.
It was only eight weeks ago that Stamos' wife, Caitlin McHugh gave birth to their son, William "Billy" Christopher, and the new dad says parenthood is even better day after day.
"It’s been beautiful," Stamos told People. "Every second you pray that you can keep the kid alive. Every day is different, time has become very elusive, stuff just goes by so fast. It’s just beautiful. I’ve cried most days; I just stare at him."
Although Billy's too young to get into the acting game, he already does share one adorable trait of his father's.
"He has my smirk," Stamos revealed. "But he only goes into action when I turn off the camera! I’ll have to reverse that if he’s going to be my son."
Last week, the Fuller House star said he was eager to celebrate his first Father's Day, and has a special memento in store for son.
"I know I’ll be crying a lot,” Stamos shared. "I’ve been writing Billy a letter that I’m putting away for him to read when he’s 18. I’ll probably continue writing that, and I’ll certainly try to honor my father."
Stamos revealed earlier this month that he and his wife started a bracelet collection called Share the Love St. Amos bracelet, with all of its proceeds going to ChildHelp, a non-profit organization that helps victims of child abuse.
He hopes by starting this jewelry line he'll be able to be an inspiration for his son as they live in a world with hard times ahead.
"We live in an anxiety-riddled, unsure, divisive time right now," says the ER alum. "I think most of us are searching, even subconsciously, to find what’s missing from our lives: grace, charity, kindness, and peace, and family, and community and friendship."
"I just hope this world is a better place for Billy when he starts to understand what it’s all about,” Stamos continued. "And I just want to be an example to him. I have a real responsibility now. I’ve never really had real responsibility."
He adds, “I thought it was beyond me to have a kid and a great wife, but it’s given me a reason to live. Life is in session now.”
When the special day arrived, the ER alum took to Instagram to commemorate his first Father's Day in a truly heartwarming post.
My first Father’s Day means that I don’t have to hand a kid back to the parents when someone yells cut. It means when people ask me if I'm a father, I don't have to use the goofy line, “No, but I play one on TV” My first Father’s Day means that from this day forward— I will start to look my age (and older) Most importantly, it means that for the rest of my life, I’ll always be known as someone’s dad. And that’s all I ever wanted. Happy Father’s day.
"My first Father’s Day means that I don’t have to hand a kid back to the parents when someone yells cut," Stamos wrote.
"It means when people ask me if I'm a father, I don't have to use the goofy line, 'No, but I play one on TV' My first Father’s Day means that from this day forward— I will start to look my age (and older) Most importantly, it means that for the rest of my life, I’ll always be known as someone’s dad. And that’s all I ever wanted. Happy Father’s day," he concluded.
By this post alone, it's crystal clear Billy will have an incredibly loving childhood growing up!
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