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Nick and Vanessa Minnillo Lachey: Preparing for Baby!

Nick and Vanessa can't wait for their baby!

Their baby news was announced just a few weeks ago, but Nick and Vanessa Minnillo Lachey can’t wait to get everything ready for their new little one!

Nick, in particular, is really getting into it. “[T]he interesting thing I’ve noticed is that my husband is nesting,” says the host of Wipeout tells Parade. “I always thought it was the woman, but he’s doing his little nesting part too.”

Vanessa reports that Nick just finished taking an old table and turning it into a glass-topped desk. “Now I feel guilty, so I think because of that I tried to put the stroller together the other day,” she says. “But we have a good amount of time to prepare.”

But the real prep work, she says, will come later this summer, when her show is on hiatus and she’s in her last trimester. “I’m just going to be all about baby,” she says. “Take off work, completely nest, fold all of the clothes and do the laundry. Just get completely ready.”

The mother-to-be is becoming increasingly conscious of how her home environment will affect her baby. She attended a first-of-its-kind event on nontoxic living and breastfeeding the other weekend, and she’s helping launch a national campaign aimed at getting more households to save energy by washing clothes in cold water.

She’s also careful about what she feeds her unborn baby now.

“I think it’s important to let yourself indulge, but…what I put into my body goes directly to my baby,” she explains. “It makes you think, ‘Do I want to get the Snickers bar snack or do I want to get a bowl of fruit?’ So then I go for the fruit and the antioxidants.”

But Nick will be nourishing their child in a different way when the time comes. “I know he’s going to sing to the baby every single day,” Vanessa says. “It’s sweet to see that smile on his face.”

Expect more smiles from both of them in the months to come!

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