As Nick Lachey prepares to participate in NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes, he is also preparing for the arrival of his baby boy in September with wife Vanessa. In a recent interview with babyzone.com, the former 98 Degrees singer – who claims that his “only golden rule of pregnancy is that [his] pregnant wife is always right” – opens up about the best moments of pregnancy, a piece of sage advice he’s received and the moment he realized he was going to be a father.
On the best moments of pregnancy: “Oh man … it’s so hard. To be honest, when we found out it was a boy, that was a big moment for me as a dad. But it’s so hard to pick just one moment. The first time we saw him in a sonogram—that was awesome. When we found out he was healthy and everything looks good … every step of the way it feels like it’s a new peak and it culminates in meeting him in person. it’s been a very smooth ride so far. We haven’t had any issues, thankfully, and I think I have been a fairly attentive husband, so we’re doing good. I haven’t blown it yet [laughs]… Could happen at any moment.”
On the best parenting advice he ever received: “Sleep. Get all your sleep in now. I’ll be honest—one of the best things we did was take a babymoon, as they’re calling it. Get away one last time during her second trimester, while she’s feeling good. Remember your relationship because pretty soon it becomes a lot about the baby. So, it’s good to take a moment and remember your relationship and what got you there, if you will. It’s been so much fun.”
On the moment when everything started sinking in: “All the gifts started arriving to the house and you have to assemble everything. It’s like, ‘Wow! This is really happening.’ And then you start to see your wife’s body start to change in ways you never thought you would see it change and it becomes clear that this is all happening right now. In the beginning you think, we have eight or nine months—we’ll get everything done, no problem. And now, with a month and a half out, we’re like, ‘we haven’t done this … we haven’t done that…’ It’s gone a lot quicker than I thought it would.”
Continue reading Nick’s interview with babyzone.com here.