Good news during coronavirus times: Bill Weir and wife welcome new baby

CNN host and world-trekking correspondent Bill Weir and his wife Kelly Dowd welcomed a new baby, River, into their family earlier this week, a nice change of pace from the coronavirus news.

“So grateful for this moment of joy in such dark times. Wish I could bottle and share it with you all,” Weir wrote on Instagram.

Dowd wrote, “After a few days in the hospital post c section, I was feeling a bit odd…I hadn’t really slept. I was separated from [Weir] due to COVID-19 hospital precautionary measures.”

Speaking effusively of Weir, she continued, that he “is one the kindest humans I know. He has a giant heart and cries openly when something moves him. He cares profoundly for all of humanity and the beautiful planet that we call home. He may actually be happiest when watching a wildlife and nature show – his eyes light up and he seems almost childlike in his wonder. He is the love of my life. He has given me the greasiest gift of my life, our son River. This post is for you, Bill…I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.”

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So grateful for this moment of joy in such dark times. Wish I could bottle and share it with you all. #Repost @kellydowd ・・・ I love this man ♥️ I LOVE HIM. After a few days in the hospital post c section, I was feeling a bit odd…I hadn’t really slept. I was separated from @billweircnn due to COVID-19 hospital precautionary measures. Was also feeling “separated” from the more natural birth process that I had always dreamed of. I was feeling pain, but by no means the worst of my life. Throughout this, I had started to consider that perhaps I was having some strange postpartum reaction where the bond to the father was felt less intensely? Now that was truly a painful thing to ponder. I arrived home from the hospital yesterday and was able to see my son and his dad have their first cuddle. My heart was so full, yet I still felt some sort of “block”. Fast forward to this morning, where I awoke after a blessed 4.5 hours sleep, to see that Bill had placed my pain meds and water at my bedside, in case I needed them during the night. He and baby River were not in the room. I tip toed, or more so foot slid (trying not to aggravate sore belly until pain meds kicked back in) and found him in the next bedroom with baby swaddled and fast asleep. I had slept through an epic spit up in crib, two pees and a feed. @billweircnn is one the kindest humans I know. He has a giant heart and cries openly when something moves him. He cares profoundly for all of humanity and the beautiful planet that we call home. He may actually be happiest when watching a wildlife and nature show – his eyes light up and he seems almost childlike in his wonder. He is the love of my life. He has given me the greasiest gift of my life, our son River. This post is for you, Bill…I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU.

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