Dan Carter answers questions about impending fatherhood.
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Dan Carter's All Blacks teammates have been quick to
offer advice after his announcement that he and wife Honor
Carter are about to be parents for the first time.
Carter said at a press conference in London last night that
most of the tips were around preparing for a lack of sleep
once the baby arrives in April. The Carters announced on
Twitter yesterday that Honor was 21 weeks pregnant.
"I'm making the most of the next few months - getting as much
sleep as I can, that's the advice from all the guys who have
had children in this team," Carter said.
The All Blacks and Crusaders playmaker, 30, looked slightly
uncomfortable discussing his news to a large media contingent
eager for details.
"I'm very excited. It's great news, something we've been
keeping pretty private. We're pretty private people but she's
well over halfway way now so we thought it was about time to
share the news."
Carter said the couple didn't know if they were having a boy
Asked if he had a sporting career in mind for his child -
Honor is a former Black Sticks hockey international - he
replied: "There are reasonable genes there so who knows?"
He breathed a sigh of relief and said "thank you" when
questions turned to Sunday morning's test against England at
A calf injury ruled him out of last weekend's test against
Wales but Carter could be considered for the All Blacks' last
match of the tour. The team will be named tomorrow.