Everyone knows what comes after that. The playground chant has become a reality for Robert Duffy, who married Alex Cespedes in Provincetown, Mass., in 2010. Then, after a year-long domestic adoption process, last summer they brought home Victoria Alexis Duffy — all 9 pounds, 12 ounces and 22 inches of her.
Shortly after that memorable August day, the Duffys sold their West Village townhouse and bought a new, larger one nearby, moving into the Ritz-Carlton as a makeshift home-away during renovations. In the midst of it all, the Marc Jacobs president underwent surgery for a hip replacement and has been recovering while he and Alex, a real estate executive-turned-stay-at-home dad, adjusted to life as new parents.