Josh Duhamel will draw on both his parents when caring for his child.
The 40-year-old actor and his wife Fergie announced last week they are expecting their first child together and the 'Transformers' star is looking forward to imparting his "life experience" on the infant.
He said: "I'm not 24, I've got some life experience that I think I can impart.
"My mother was the disciplinarian and my father was more of a free spirit. Hopefully I'm somewhere in between."
Josh also admitted he was surprised by the first things his Black Eyed Peas spouse said when she found out she was pregnant.
He recalled to the New York Post newspaper: "She was the one when we first found out that was like, 'This s**t just got real.' Those were the first words out of her mouth."
Fergie, 37 - whose real name is Stacy Ferguson - revealed she and her 'Safe Haven' actor husband are expecting their first child just last week.
The 'My Humps' singer tweeted: "Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!!! #mylovelybabybump (sic)"
Fergie previously joked she and her hunky spouse were enjoying trying for a baby.
She said: "We'll be happy when it happens. It's not really in our hands but trying is great for our relationship."