Tom Brady hasn't changed since the birth of his daughter Vivian. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

New baby hasn’t changed Brady

Published On December 11, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

Tom Brady is still his usual self after the birth of his daughter Vivian on Dec. 7.

Brady went right back into his normal pattern of practice with the Patriots and said it was not difficult at all to start playing again so soon after the birth of his daughter.

“Not difficult at all, to tell you the truth,” said Brady on WEEI radio. “We had an extra day to prepare [for the Houston game], and I tried to get ahead. I’ve always been trying to get ahead these last few weeks.

“When our little girl came I was where I needed to be, so it was just great. She was born at night and I was able to go in the next night and miss just a little bit of the meetings in the morning and get right to work. Everything was taken care of at home.”

Coach Bill Belichick said that Brady was at practice just a few hours after his baby daughter was born.

“He was like an hour late coming in the day after, but otherwise good,” Belichick said. “We met [Thursday], and I think he’s right on top of everything like he usually is, as far as his preparation. We met, went over their scheme and their players, adjustments, things we expected the Texans to do and so forth. He seemed right on top of it to me like he usually is.”

Brady definitely showed how focused he was on his game in Monday night’s game versus the Houston Texans. With three touchdowns in the first three possessions, Brady showed everyone that he was not distracted at all by the new addition. Brady even managed to run the ball himself for a first down, which is something we don’t see from him very often.

There was some speculation in the past month about whether or not Brady would be focused enough after his daughter’s birth to play his best game. Clearly after last night’s performance, it wasn’t something anyone needed to worry about.

We’ll have to wait and see if Brady can remain focused on Sunday night as the Patriots get ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Foxboro.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.