Tik Jesadaporn impressed wife delivered baby boy; nicknamed Tent
Tik: Nong was born the 16th of January.
Was it a c-section or natural birth?
Peach: It was a c-section birth in the evening.
That day was the due date or picked because it’s an auspicious time?
Peach: The doctor told us the baby was strong and healthy, we can take him out. It was an auspicious time and convenient for everyone at home.
Have you named the baby yet?
Peach: Yes we have, we named him Nong Tent.
Tik: So that he knows his dad is a hiker.
Prior to this, we heard you named the child Nong Nav
Tik: People asked a lot about that before
Peach: The fanclub helped think of it. So we’re like ok, whatever you want to name the child, we’ll use it for now. But I think this name is most suitable, because as far as everyone knows, it’s Navigator.
Have you given the child an official name yet?
Peach: Not yet.
Have any names in mind yet?
Tik: No we haven’t thought of any names yet.
Peach: We think we’re going to raise him first, then wait and see to give him a name that’s meaningful.
How did you feel upon seeing your child for the first time?
Tik: For me it happened so quickly. I was also in the delivery room and the doctor invited me to talk to him, then all the sudden it was done, the baby came out (smiles). I couldn’t catch up with the doctor at all.
Peach: Honestly, I’ll have to tell you beforehand that it was very quick. Confused, I didn’t know if it was true when the doctor said the baby is out now. Then I heard the baby cry out so loud, so I felt ok the baby is strong and healthy, that made me feel very happy.
At that very moment, did you cry?
Peach: A bit. I feel that’s for every woman.
Tik: Eyes welled up.
P’Tik did you feel yourself as a father at that moment?
Tik: (laughs) I’ve been getting ready as it is, that the day the baby comes out I will have to be a father.
How eager were you when you were in the delivery room P’Tik?
Tik: At that time I felt nothing really, I only thought of one thing I want the mom to be safe and the baby to be safe too. It turned out they were both safe and out of danger. Personally I felt excited for him, it’s been a reasonable amount of time then the day comes he can open his eyes and look at the world. From years ago people ask about the pregnancy and now seeing nong’s face.
Approximately how much did the baby weigh in at?
Peach: 3100 grams (6.8pounds). He’s rather on the healthy side.
Who does he look like?
Peach: Everyone says parts of him looks completely like me. We’ll have to wait and see because nong’s face changes everyday.
Will you have to enter any courses for new fathers P’Tik?
Tik: Yes, through the hospital.
How much devotion will you have to the first child? Will you be taking care of him on your own?
Peach: We’re going to take care of him ourselves. Want to spend as much time as possible with him, want to be very attentive. I think it’ll be ok.
P’Tik will you be dividing up your time and going into the forest a lot less?
Tik: (laughs) I think it will be according to obligation.
Peach: I say that it’s possible for me to look after the child myself. I want his dad to go perform his duties as navigator best as possible, want our son to follow his dad’s footsteps (smiles).
P’Tik do you have a gift for your child?
Tik: I think the best thing possible is love.
How many kids do you want?
Peach: I think if it’s possible we want another child. But we’ll have to wait and see. We both come from families that have siblings, so we know it’s warm and comforting. If it’s possible we want him to have a younger sibling. How many we’ll have to wait and see.
Have you determined how many years apart you want the kids?
Peach: No, we haven’t determined at all yet, because as of now the baby is just born. My mom has also asked me if I can do it, let’s wait and see.
Right now you’re taking a break from work and to just take care of the child?
Peach: That’s right.
Tik: There are also other relatives, and grandparents and so many others. I can be happy now.
At home everyone is crazy about him?
Peach: Very much.
Tik: He’s like the first grandchild of the family, because everyone is waiting around to help look after him.
Will you have a chance to hold your own child?
Tik: Yes, because the principle people who has to take care of the child would be the mom and dad already. How we want our child to turn out is dependent on us, what route we will take the child.
Will you be accepting more work since mom has to come take care of the child instead (of working)?
Tik: It’ll be like normal. But I have a concept to accept only quality work, something I’d want to do, and if my schedule allows for it.
Will you be possessive of your child if he gets work as a presenter as a newborn child?
Tik: That depends, we’ll have to see first (smiles).
You give the green light even if he enters the business as a child?
Tik: Yes sir. The little one at this moment is too young to make his own decisions, so his mom and I will make that decision for him.
If you have the opportunity to work as a family, would you be interested?
Tik: We’d have to see first.
When will you be leaving the hospital?
Peach: It could be today. But the doctor has to take a look at the baby to make sure.
Nong is safe and sound and doesn’t have any health problems or complications?
Tik: Not at all, he’s strong and healthy.
P’Tik do you have a message to send to your fanclub because they’ve always been waiting eagerly this whole time?
Tik: What’s most important thing is the support I’ve always received from my fanclub for all my work. No matter what it is, my fanclub is always by my side. We’re like one big family. I believe that Navigator’s home is a warm one. As for fans that give support, today you finally got to see the baby. Thank you very much for all the moral support you’ve given me. Moving forward please take care of nong too.
How does mom feel about her first newborn?
Peach: I feel that every mom shares similar emotions. There’s a feeling of joy, a very special feeling. Now I have something new to play with too (smiles). He’s our own little doll. It’s our intention to raise him the very best possible as much as we can. We want him to be the very best a person can he can be, that’s all really.
Source: Thairath | January 19, 2014
Opening paragraph has been omitted from the translations