When you are first-time expecting parents, unsolicited advice often comes from family, friends and even strangers. That’s exactly what Fergie and Josh Duhamel are experiencing as they await the birth of their child.
The Transformers star spoke with ET Canada about the helpful hints the parents-to-be are receiving.
He shared, “Everybody who’s had a baby or knows somebody who’s had a baby seems to have advice about something. ‘Oh, you better sleep now; you’re not going to get any when the baby’s here.’ ‘Oh, your life is over after that.’ ‘Oh, it’s the most beautiful thing ever, but, oh, it’s tough.'”
However, what everyone needs to know is that Duhamel and his 38-year-old wife are pretty calm about the whole situation.
The dad-to-be revealed, “I feel like we’re ready for it. I actually look forward to that.”
Fergie’s husband also has an idea what type of dad he’s going to be. He’s ready to jump right in and be hands-on.
“I plan on taking [off] as much time as I can just before and as much time as possible after,” Duhamel told the entertainment show. “I can’t imagine having a kid and then not being able to be there. That would just drive me crazy. My head would be at home with mom and baby.”
His wife is also pretty confident in her husband’s parenting abilities.
She excitedly told Us Weekly in April, “He’s going to be an amazing father. He’s just got natural parenting instincts, and he wanted to knock me up from our first date! He is ready!”
As for the two working parents, they are going to take the baby on the road with them and split up their stay-at-home duties. Duhamel has it all figured out.
He told ET Canada, “[If] I am working, they can come with me, or if she is working, I can go with them. I can’t see myself ever wanting to be away from my wife and kid.”
The couple married in 2009, and their first baby is due later this year.