Stamos shared the sweet moment on Instagram this Thursday. In the photo, Stamos holds tiny Billy in his hands as Loughlin and Saget melt all over the baby like candle wax. The best part? Billy’s rocking a black onesie that says, “Jesse and the Rippers” on the back. If that sounds familiar, you’re definitely a Full House fan. It’s a very cute nod to the band Stamos’ character, Uncle Jesse, used to play with.
The caption is pretty darling too. “The Tin Man, Dorothy and The Scarecrow say hi to the cutest of Munchkins. #BillyandtheRippers,” Stamos wrote.
Saget also shared the pic on Instagram with the caption, “~ So much love John. Most beautiful boy and Mommy & Daddy ever. So proud to be a new Uncle/Tin Man, my brother.” You guuuuuuuys.
We’ll just come out and say it, OK? We had kind of hoped Lori Loughlin and Stamos might end up together, and when Loughlin didn’t show at John’s wedding, we took it as a sign the two were star-crossed never-lovers. But it turns out Lori had prime Super Bowl tickets, which kind of trounces our romantic theories.
In fact, Loughlin’s delighted by Stamos’ good fortune. She told Us about how she heard a baby Jesse — uh, John — was on the way: “I think he might have texted me and told me. I’m so excited for him. I’m so happy for him. They’ve wanted this. They wanted this baby. He’s wanted to have a child for a long time. So I’m so happy for them,” Loughlin said. “I’m so happy he’s going to be a dad. He’s going to be a great dad. He’s always been good with kids. And Caitlin is just the greatest girl. She’s so good for him. I’m happy to see that he’s finally found love.”
Baby Billy — full name William Christopher Stamos after John’s late father — arrived on April 10 in Los Angeles. Stamos and his wife, Caitlin McHugh, originally shared news of Billy’s birth on Stamos’ Instagram six days after his arrival. Stamos captioned the photo, “From now on, the best part of me will always be my wife and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father) #NotJustanUncleAnymore#Overjoyed.”
Stamos’ father apparently left quite a legacy. Stamos talked about him during an appearance at On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
“I hope I live up to what my dad did,” Stamos told Seacrest. “You know how you get to a point where you go, ‘My dad’s just a man’? I never got to that point. He was always bigger than life to me, so I’m happy to honor him with our little Billy.”
We have no doubt that Stamos is going to be the same kind of fantastic papa his own dad was. Clearly, all that TV uncle-ing totally paid off.