Now that Michael Phelps and fiancee Nicole Johnson's Babywatch has ended, it's time to ask the important questions, like: What's up with the name? And when is a baby who was just born going to learn how to swim? And what about changing diapers — will the most decorated Olympian ever have to learn how to do it?
"Nicole and I just wanted something different and something cool, and I had just heard it and it was kind of a pretty neat name, and Nicole and I both kind of agreed to it," Phelps said.
The middle name, Robert, was more sentimental.
"Yes, Robert is for Bob" Bowman, Phelps' longtime coach, he said. "It's for Bob, and my great-grandmother was also Roberta as well, so it's a very special name for us, and Bob means a lot for not only myself but for the family as well."
-- This is 100 percent probably my favorite Phelps quote: "It's been an awesome, awesome, awesome few days. Probably — actually, not probably — 100 percent probably the coolest experience that I've ever had, being able to welcome Boomer into the world with Nicole."
-- Our unofficial over-under on the number of Phelps children is 3.5: "Do we want other kids?" Phelps said, repeating a question he was asked. "We do. We're excited that we got a boy first, and he can kind of keep an eye on the other kids once we have them growing up."
-- The early scouting report on Boomer: 19.5 inches long, big feet, long fingers, long arms. Also, possibly double-jointed, just like Daddy.