Nick Lachey to Future Son: "Hurry Up And Get Out"

Celebrity News Jul. 25, 2012 AT 5:30PM
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo arrive for the opening of Marquee at The Star on March 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minillo arrive for the opening of Marquee at The Star on March 30, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Credit: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Vanessa Minnillo's due date is getting closer!

At the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills July 24, the TV host's husband, Nick Lachey, 38, gave Us Weekly an update on how they're prepping for the arrival of their first son.

"We're just trying to enjoy our last couple of months of freedom here: getting the nursery ready, making sure we've got all our hospital plans together," Lachey explained. "All that stuff."

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Minnillo, 31, has been blessed with "a very smooth pregnancy," Lachey told Us. "We're just excited to move onto the next phase and meet this little guy."

"You see him in sonograms and you feel him move -- you just want to meet him!" Lachey added. "Hurry up and get out of there!"

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The spouses -- who married on Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island on July 15, 2011 -- are "more excited, I think, than nervous" to become first-time parents, according to Lachey. "Obviously you don't know everything that goes into it until you get into it, but I'm fired up up to meet him."

In the meantime, Lachey is gearing up for the August 13 premiere of Stars Earn Stripes, a new NBC reality series that challenges eight celebrities to execute complicated missions inspired by real military exercises.

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"I was most intrigued about meeting Todd Palin, because he's such a mysterious figure to me. I thought, 'Am I going to have anything in common with this guy?' And as it turned out, the guy is awesome. I love him," Lachey raved of Sarah Palin's husband. "We had a great time and I enjoyed getting to meet everybody."

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In addition to Lachey and Palin, 47, Stars Earn Stripes also features boxing champion Laila Ali, 34, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman actor Dean Cain, 45, Newsroom actor and former NFL player Terry Crews, 43, Biggest Loser trainer Dolvett Quince, 38, Olympic ski racer Picabo Street, 41, and WWE Diva Eve Torres, 27. The NBC series premieres August 13 at 8 p.m. EST.

As if that weren't enough, Lachey will perform with 98 Degrees for the first time in 10 years at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hersey, Pennsylvania on August 18.

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