Kanata-born curling hero Rachel Homan and her husband, Shawn Germain, welcomed a baby boy into the world Sunday.
At six pounds two ounces, Ryatt Mitch Germain was born almost two weeks shy of his original due date of June 14. He is about one-sixth the weight of a curling rock.
As a busy skip, 30-year-old Homan didn’t find herself on the sidelines too much during her pregnancy, which seemed to fit perfectly around the curling season.
In February, she and her rink competed in the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, where they lost in the finals to Alberta’s rink skipped by Chelsea Carey of Calgary.
And in April, Homan competed in the Humpty’s Champions Cup where her rink made it to the semi-finals before losing to Switzerland.
Prior to her pregnancy, in September 2018, Homan and her team won the women’s first leg of the four-leg 2018-19 Curling World Cup in Suzhou, China, but to compete in the women’s Grand Final in May was cutting it too close to her due date for comfort.
She was replaced by fellow curling rock star Jennifer Jones, who beat out Switzerland in the final.
“Obviously family is way more important than curling,” Homan said in an interview with CBC Sports in January. “When it comes down to it everyone on the team knows family comes first.”
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