Heather Zimmerman, the wife of Washington Nationals’ first baseman and amateur NHL goaltender Ryan Zimmerman, took to Twitter on Saturday to announce the birth of the couple’s third child. It’s their first boy.
“How we’ve spent the last 2 weeks 🥰,” Heather wrote on Twitter.
That time frame would place the birth date of Baby Boy Zim at or around May 30.
How we’ve spent the last 2 weeks. 🥰 pic.twitter.com/Ou8oHQ454e
— Heather Zimmerman (@HeatherZiMS) June 13, 2020
Heather first announced that she was pregnant on January 31 with a due date of June.
FINALLY going through all of my photos from the #WorldSeries and beyond. Cannot wait to see what Baseball 2020 has in store. Oh, and P.S. – YES! Baby boy Zim coming in June! 👶🏼 pic.twitter.com/ql1TylD4FT
— Heather Zimmerman (@HeatherZiMS) January 31, 2020
The Zimmermans already have two girls. The couple welcomed their first child, Mackenzie, in November 2013, and their second child, Hayden, in June 2016.
— Heather Zimmerman (@HeatherZiMS) October 7, 2019
The tough part is that Baby Boy Zim may not have his dad around much this summer if the MLB returns to play this season. Zimmerman, who re-signed with the Nationals with a one-year, $2 million deal, is entering his 16th, and potentially last, season in the Major Leagues.
An MLB return-to-play plan could mandate players to leave their families for months as the league tries to complete a shortened season in hub cities, similar to the NHL.
“I would say probably no. I would probably not be 100% comfortable with it,” Heather said to MASN’s Mark Zuckerman in April. “Especially considering we’ll have a newborn in the house. But it’s one of those – I hate to say the word sacrifice – but it’s one of those sacrifices you have to make in order for the game to be played.
“Yeah, I’ll be nervous,” she said. “But chances are, if it does start and they’re all playing from Arizona or Florida and having to cut the travel side out of it, we’re probably just not going to see him for a few months.”
Headline photo: @HeatherZiMS
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