Dave Annable Feels “Built” for Fatherhood, Narrowed Down Baby Girl Names With Wife Odette

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Dave Annable gushed about his wife, Odette Annable, and their future baby daughter to Us Weekly Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Baby Annable is on the way! Dave and Odette Annable are counting down the days (or minutes!) until they welcome their first child, a baby girl. Before her arrival, the Heartbreakers actor squeezed in one last hurrah with his buddies at Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, Calif., on Saturday, Aug. 22.

The hunky actor invited some of his closest pals — including a few dads — for the sunny golf outing, which he coined his "mancation."

"I know they enjoyed every second of it. It was great," Annable, 35, told Us Weekly Wednesday. "It was just a great day. It was beautiful and we had a lot of fun."

Of his skills on the course, he quipped: "I would give myself a 7 [out of 10]. I'm there, I can handle it. I can go to the dance."

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Annable and the Astronaut Wives actress, 30, announced her pregnancy in May. In June, they found out if they were seeing blue or pink at a gender reveal party.

"I was pulling boy all the way and then I heard 'girl' and I don't think I've ever felt more love in my heart. In that moment I was just, 'Oh my God!' It was just great," Annable told Us. "To have all of our family and friends and to be able to do it like that where you find out all together and on Odi's birthday — it was pretty special. You can't duplicate that ever again. It was pretty amazing for us."

He added: "We've been married for five years so Odette is sick of me! It feels like the perfect time. We are so excited. I feel built for this. We're both really excited. I just have a lot of love to give that little girl and will try to do the best I can because I don't know what the hell I'm doing!"

The Brothers and Sisters alum may be venturing into new territory, but he already has plans for his daughter — namely, involving sports. "My sweet little girl has got no choice," he said, joking. (But not really!) "I think definitely golf is a part of our family and Odi and I love to play, so I think we will bring our little girl out there and teach her. I grew up playing with my father and grandfather."

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Their child will have plenty of playtime indoors, too. The soon-to-be parents are busy making last-minute touches to their nursery as they finalize their name list.

"We have a couple and we have a leader in the club house, but some advice we've been given is to take a few [names] to the hospital and when you meet her you see what feels natural," Annable explained to Us. "The biggest advice we've really gotten starts with one word: Joy. Just enjoy it because it goes by so quick. This is what's life about."

As for baby No. 2? "That's something we want but you never know what the future holds, if you are lucky enough," he gushed. "But eventually, of course, we'll probably try for round two. Let's see how round one goes!"

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