Sam Wood on Snez’s labour: There was Maccas, The Block and lots of (his) tears

Sam Snez maccas run

If a heavily pregnant and hungry woman in labour wants cheeseburgers then you get them! Which is exactly what doting new dad Sam Wood did for his The Bachelor Australia fiancée, Snezana Markoski, when she gave birth this week to their adorable daughter Willow.

Hospital Maccas run

Imagine you’re in labour, your baby girl is on her way, you arrive at the hospital and you’re famished. That’s what poor pregnant Snezana was facing and we all know you can’t start a marathon race on an empty stomach.

Talking to KIIS FM’s Hughsey and Kate Thursday, the fitness instructor revealed that the golden arches came calling when they realised there were no other eateries open nearby.

“If your wife is in labour and she wants a cheeseburger then you get her a cheeseburger,” said Sam, who was new to the whole birth and parenthood process (Willow being his first child).

“So we went across the road, grabbed some Maccas, came back across the road and the obstetrician said, ‘Oh, you’re not going home tonight! You’re five centimetres dilated, you’re having the baby tonight’.”

Burgers, The Block and… birth

Clearly the couple thought they had a bit of time before their daughter would be welcomed into the world, chowing down on burgers while watching a bit of The Block, but things happened a bit faster than expected – and no, it wasn’t just a food baby.

“So one minute we’re eating Maccas and watching The Block and about two hours later it was all happening and my life will never be the same again,” an ecstatic Sam explained to the KIIS FM radio hosts.

Willow Wendy Wood

Snezana and Sam met on the 2015 Australian series of the TV show The Bachelor and were engaged later that year. They announced their daughter’s birth earlier this week, revealing her gorgeous and very fitting name – Willow Wendy Wood.

The lovebirds currently live in Melbourne with Eve, Snez’s daughter from a previous relationship, who is obviously proud as punch to be a new big sister posting the super cute photo of Willow above to her Instagram account yesterday.

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Peek-a-boo Willow ❤️

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Emotional time

With a bunch of emotional Instagram posts announcing Willow’s arrival, new dad Sam admits he wasn’t able to stop crying during the birth and even posted a teary selfie right afterwards.

Mum Snezana is also completely in love with their new addition, also sharing a beautiful snap to Instagram Thursday with the caption:

“I could honestly stare at you all day little Miss Willow Wendy Wood. We knew before you were born we would love you but honestly words cannot do it justice.”

Awwww isn’t this family just too adorable?! Congrats again and we can’t wait to see more pics soon!


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