Kendra Wilkinson shows off 2-day-old baby Hank in OK!


Oh, God. Here is Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett’s big OK! Magazine cover shot, with her newborn son. These are the first photos of her baby Hank Baskett IV, and they were taken very, very soon after the birth. Like, two days later. OK! Magazine even did the interview with Kendra in the damn hospital! Can a sister get a painkiller? Poor Kendra. She looks tired on the cover. I’m sending her a mental Vicodin.

World, meet Hank Randall Baskett IV — newborn son of Kendra Wilkinson Baskett, 24, and her husband, Hank, 27, a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts.

After initially planning a natural childbirth, the former Playboy model delivered the couple’s first child by C-section at 12:37 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2009, in Carmel, Ind.

“I was just in heaven,” the star of E!’s Kendra tells OK!. Echoes Hank, “It was awesome.”

From their room at Clarian North Medical Center, the proud parents, who wed on June 27 at the Playboy Mansion in L.A., opened up to OK! about their big (9 pounds, 5 ounces, and 22 inches!) bundle of joy — only in the new issue of OK!, on sale everywhere Thursday!

Congratulations! How are you feeling?

Kendra: Thanks. I have labor brain. I forgot everything that happened!
Hank: I am in straight awe, trust me.

How did you prepare for coming to the hospital?

Kendra: The good thing about being induced is that it’s like planning a trip, just very calm. We ate a huge dinner before we came to the hospital. I ate a whole batch of brownies because I was nervous. No wonder he’s 9 pounds!

What happened at the hospital?

Kendra: I was induced early in the morning; then it was wait, wait, wait. I was experiencing contractions throughout the day, and I was anxious. I kept checking the monitor every second, like “Is it happening yet?”

[From OK! Magazine]

I can’t believe OK! Magazine asked “What happened at the hospital?” Like, “What do you think happened, jackass?” No, Kendra is probably being nice because OK! gave her a fat payday.

It will be interesting to see the styling on this photo shoot, whenever I get around to it. Generally speaking, I like the baby issues of any magazine. I like seeing photos of some new parent cradling their child, accompanied by some cheesy, glowing interview. One of my favorite things about those issues is the styling – I prefer when the styling for the photo shoot seems low-key and blah, almost as if photographing the baby wasn’t the highest priority – and those are the photos where you can usually tell how difficult the birth was on the mother’s face. If she looks rough, I will always feel a wave of sympathy. Even though that’s what I prefer, I do find the highly styled, perfectly-lit, everything’s-white-and-antique photo shoots hilarious. Jennifer Lopez’s was a classic that way – she and Marc Anthony were actually shot prancing down their driveway with their twins in some expensive stroller. I doubt we’ll see Kendra like that.

OK! Magazine cover courtesy of CoverAwards.

Pregnant Kendra Wilkinson and husband Hank Baskett shop on famous Melrose Avenue

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  1. DrM says:

    Two days?? Good grief that’s pretty keen!

  2. Jojo says:

    2 days … that must be a new record.

  3. heb says:

    I love Kendra so I mean this with complete sincerity….she lost that fat in her face REAL quick.

    Congratulations Kendra!

  4. diva says:

    Must be a slow week fo OK mag. Their is nothing remotely interesting about a former Playboy bunny having a baby. I read tabloids for gossip and fashion, not to hear about her take on motherhood.

  5. Beth says:

    Jennifer Lopez/Mark Anthony baby pictures were laughable. Those are the only photographs that I can think of that looked like a photoshoot. Everybody else looked casual, like a family member was taking snapshots.

    I can’t believe they did this after two days. The baby is still wearing the hospital bracelet.

  6. MSat says:

    No surprises here. This chick is a total fame whore, so of course she’s gonna turn her newborn baby into one. Ugh. Can she go away now?

  7. Larissa says:

    too desperate for money eh?

  8. snowball says:

    “Kendra: The good thing about being induced is that it’s like planning a trip, just very calm. We ate a huge dinner before we came to the hospital. I ate a whole batch of brownies because I was nervous. No wonder he’s 9 pounds!”

    That’s hilarious on so many levels. Yeah, the brownies you ate before you left for the hospital are what made your baby big.

    I didn’t go through labor (yay c-section!) but in general, you don’t want to load up on food before labor because, ah, things come out that end that are not a baby when you push. My former boss eventually thought it was funny that she pooped all over the place during labor.

  9. lucy2 says:

    2 Days????? Good grief.
    In general I’m not a big fan of baby and kid photo issues (my feeling is that the parents chose their public careers, the kids did not) but two days is a bit ridiculous. Not surprising though.

  10. original kate says:

    i hope that baby is smarter than she is.

  11. hatsumomo says:

    I’m surprised
    charity is Chic isnt on here spouting her usual self-righteousness about selling baby photos for profit. It seems to be her favorite game.

  12. Ursula says:

    That is one big baby! Isn’t pimping babies out of vogue.

  13. alibeebee says:

    she has to pay for her bills and the hospital bills somehow.. so why not pimp the baby out! plus the little one is so cute! and we almost never get to see a “celeb” baby ( i use this term loosely) so soon they like to make us wait and sweat and wonder … so it was nice and creepy all at the same time.
    I like Kendra too she seems real and down to earth some of the time and funny..

  14. Christayy says:

    im shocked she came out first to show off her baby before kourtney kardashian did!

  15. icky says:

    the baby’s name is atrocious- sorry

  16. MSat says:

    I had the exact opposite experience being induced to start labor. A natural labor progresses slowly, one phase at a time. Being induced robs you of the ability to adjust to different levels of pain/discomfort as the labor gradually gets more intense. With induction, one minute you are hanging out and then BAM! You’re in full on hard labor. I wouldn’t recommend it unless there’s a very good medical reason. Not. Fun.

  17. Black Kat says:

    Desperate for $$$$$

  18. princess pea says:

    Holy famewhores Batman.
    No, no, we don’t want even 48 hours to recover and get to know the little guy. It’s not really about him, anyway, you know? LOL, me and Hank are so special for making a baby. Look at us! No, ME!

    Poor little guy. A pair of attention-seeking morons for parents, a lame name, and tabs in his life before he’s even a week old, or been home. Yay.

  19. JadedJudy says:

    I think that she is just really dumb and was like ‘ok’ when they asked her to do an interview.

    I’ve seen her show a few times and it made me like her more because she is really dumb and vain, but I think she knows it and her and Hank really do have a close relationship.

  20. nj says:

    @ MSat- I feel you. She must have been shot up with morphine from the get-go because NO ONE would talk about being induced so flippantly otherwise. One minute I was fine, in seconds I thought they had ripped my entire body in half. I honestly thought I was going to die. I really did.

  21. trashaddict says:

    Say what you will about famewhores, that is one VERY cute baby and mom doesn’t look so bad either.
    And just in case anybody on this blog is potentially getting induced for delivery, bear in mind it is probably NOT a huge idea to eat a large meal before getting induced. Remember vomiting can be part of the deal, also the possibility you might go to the OR for a section. Gotta wonder if she hurled those brownies up when she got the drugs for induction….