Pregnant Snooki: Fiance Jionni LaValle "Takes Care of Me Like a Parent"

Jionni LaValle and Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi on March 7, 2012. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage

If you ask Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, her fiance Jionni LaValle is the ideal baby daddy.

"He takes care of me like a parent, and that's what I need," the expectant MTV reality star, 24, tells Us Weekly of her live-in love, 25. "The other day he told me to clean up around the house and I was like, 'OK, Dad.'"

Doting on his fiancee -- whom he'll live with in his parents' New Jersey basement once their son arrives -- includes keeping her well-fed.

"This morning he made me a to-go oatmeal thing with a note: This is for Junior. Eat up. Love you." Snooki recalled.

As she finishes out her pregnancy, Snooki -- who met her fiance at Seaside Heights, New Jersey nightclub Karma in 2010 -- says she's ready to ditch her party girl ways. "I don't regret my partying or getting blacked out," the mom-to-be admits. "It was awesome! But now it's time to be a parent."