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“I enjoy looking at her from a distance”: Hamish Blake won’t hold his newborn daughter

And there’s a very good reason why.

By Candice Mehta-Culjak
In case you missed it… Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster Blake last week announced the birth of their second child --a baby girl named Rudy Hazel Blake!
And despite the no-doubt overwhelming urge to nuzzle/squeeze/cradle/snug the new arrival, Hamish, 35, is keeping his distance.
Speaking to Carrie Bickmore and Tommy Little on their Hit network radio show, the comedian revealed his battling a “terrible virus.”
“Since Rudy’s been born ... She’s lovely, and I enjoy looking at her from a distance or behind a surgical mask, but you’re right now talking to a guy with pink eye and a lot of stuff going on,” he told the pair. “Everyone’s saying ‘Enjoy the baby bubble, enjoy the baby bubble’ — I’m in a Hazmat bubble! I have to go through the full ebola washdown before I can get near my child.”
He caught the nasty illness from his from his three-year-old son Sonny -- a.k.a social media’s cutest baby -- and will continue to exercise caution until he’s A-OK.

The funnyman went on to provide a glimpse into life with his newborn daughter, explaining that she’s already running rings around her proud parents.
“It’s like she’s an endurance athlete at the moment; just sleeping the bare minimum — 30 or 40 minutes and then it’s back up,” he said. “If she’s an endurance athlete, the event is ‘milk chug.’ She’s livin’ the dream, just chugging milk.”
Hamish also explained the darling inspiration behind the new arrival’s name.
“It’s related to Gertrude, which is actually Zoë’s Mum’s name, Gertie,” he said. “So the ‘rude’ in Gertrude… yeah it’s not very interesting!” he said.
And when asked how his wife Zoe, 36, was going he replied with: “Champion. Champion birth. Inspirational. Ultimate mum.”

Zoe and Hamish took to social media to confirm their wonderful news and their announcement was just as hilarious as you'd expect.
"Introducing Rudy Hazel Blake,” Zoe wrote alongside a heart-meltingly cute snap. “Or, as she's known in hip-hop circles, the Notorious RHB. Or, as she's known to her brother, Blobby The Sister. She was born on 17-7-17 cos she's super into auspicious numerology, came in at 4000/10 on the Teeny Cute Person scale, and has morphed her parents into gooey love monsters."
Meanwhile, dad Hamish shared the delightful news on Instagram.

"Admitting another patron into the nightclub my wife and I run (I'm security, she's the DJ). We have a fairly strict door policy as you have to be a child of the DJ and/or bouncer, so it's always great to get someone new through the door."
"The photo copy I took of her license says her name is Rudy Hazel Blake and I'm just about to tell her it's a $12 cover charge. Nah, just messing with you Rudy, babies drink for free and you're cute as hell. Free entry."
Congratulations again to the new family-of-four!

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