Michael Buble's little bundle of joy has the singer and his wife, Luisiana Lopilato, on high alert. The parents-to-be had a close call last week, when a very pregnant Lopilato began experiencing contractions, and now they're on the edge of their seats waiting for the big event.
"It's a boy, and he's due at any moment," Buble told the Associated Press on Wednesday, Aug. 7. "Literally any moment. We're close. She had a false alarm a couple days ago, and she had about seven hours of labor. So we know that it could happen at any time."
In anticipation of his baby boy's imminent birth, the Canadian crooner, 37, is staying close to home. On Thursday, he canceled an appearance on the TODAY show to be by his wife's side, telling the hosts in a video that he was "so sorry" to leave them hanging.
"I was so glad to come and get to sing at Rockefeller for all you beautiful people and all you fans, but fortunately and unfortunately, there's something really big that's really close in my life. It's right here," he said, as the camera panned to Lopilato on the floor beside him. "So I won't be there, but I'm gonna see you guys really soon on the road, and I'm gonna be bringing somebody extra with me."
On Monday, Aug. 12, the proud papa-to-be gushed that he was having trouble concentrating on anything else. "I'm about 15 to 20 minutes away from home. Just in case anything happens, I'm there," he told ET Canada, noting that it was "scary" for Lopilato, an Argentinian actress, to be "in a country that's not her country," with people "speaking a language that's not her first language."
"I've got her whole family here," he added. "So there's a good support system."
"I don't know what to expect," he continued of fatherhood. "I'm just really actually enjoying it. To be honest with you, neither of us are anxious. We're just excited. We can't wait to know what it's like. We can't wait to meet this little guy."
"She says he's going to be a tennis player, or he will be a football player," Buble quipped. "But I said, 'No way!' He will play for the Vancouver Canucks. He will be the smallest, wimpiest power forward ever."