Nick lachey ready for fatherhood

Nick Lachey: "I'm
Ready To Never Sleep

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Just weeks away from welcoming his first child with wife Vanessa, Nick Lachey tells In Touch he’s ready for fatherhood — even the sleepless nights and dirty diapers!

“I’m not scared of any of it,” Nick tells In Touch, on newsstands now, in an exclusive interview. “Everyone says I’m not going to get any sleep, but I’ve slept enough! I’m ready to take it all on.”

And so is Vanessa! “She’s been a trooper,” Nick says of his pregnant wife. “Of course, I’ve been giving her a lot of foot rubs and back massages. Pretty much anything I can do to make her comfortable.”

While Nick, who’s currently on the military-themed NBC competition show Stars Earn Stripes, has had practice, spending quality time with brother Drew’s daughter, Isabella, the 38-year-old is ready for his bundle of joy. "I've wanted to be a dad for a long, long time," Nick tells In Touch. “It’s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so I just want to relish every piece of it. Even diapers.”