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Michael Buble on baby Noah: 'It's the greatest thing that could ever happen'

USMagazine, Friday, September 6, 2013, 11:50am (PDT)
  • Michael Buble has performed all over the world -- but these days, his favorite venue is a little place he calls home. His audience? Newborn son Noah, whom he and wife Luisana Lopilato welcomed on Aug. 27 in Vancouver, Canada.

    "I sing to him all day and all night. When he's crying with somebody else and I hold him and I sing to him, he just stops. It's really cool," the proud papa bragged during a Sept. 4 appearance on Canadian talk show "The Social," his first on-camera interview since the birth of his baby boy. "The songs I'm singing are not my hits -- that's for sure. My No. 1 go-to right now is 'Down by the Bay.'"

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    Of course, singing isn't the new dad's only special talent. "I've become a master at changing poopy diapers," he quipped. "And I can swaddle. I enjoy being swaddled myself!"

    Jokes aside, the first-time father couldn't be happier about the little addition to his family. "It's been what everybody says it would be. It's the greatest thing that could ever happen," he gushed. "You can't explain it until it happens -- it's like telling somebody what water feels like before they've ever swam in it."

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    In fact, Buble himself didn't really even get it until the day after Noah was born. Asked whether he was prepared for the "overwhelming" love to hit him the moment he laid eyes on his son, the Canadian crooner confessed, "I didn't have that overwhelming feeling of love."

    "I'm being honest with you. I'd heard all of these stories about how this moment was life-changing, but it wasn't like that for me. I was nervous for my wife, and I was happy that he was healthy ... but that day, it was like meeting a stranger," he explained. "I think that next night, it really clicked. I was looking at him, and all of a sudden, I got it."

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    Buble, who was in the delivery room the whole time and posted an Instagram picture of his wife and son shortly after, noted that he's been getting a lot of advice from other parents about fatherhood. But he's learning now that experience is the best teacher.

    "Everybody gives you advice. Every single person in the whole world tells you how to do it a different way," he said. "At first it confuses you, then it drives you nuts, and then you realize that there is no right way. You just do the best you can and hope it turns out OK."

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