From left: Vanessa Minnillo, Kelly Ripa and Nick Lachey
LIVE! with Kelly
05/11/2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
has promised that he'll be a hands-on dad
, even before his new baby
That promise extends to pregnancy symptoms, too.
"I've been lucky, knock on wood, so far – no morning sickness, no anything," Vanessa Lachey, 31, said on Live! With Kelly
Friday, adding of hubby Nick, 38: "He's got Pregnancy Dad Syndrome."
"I've read about this," she continued, "He's got the cravings, he's got gas. He's like, 'I feel bloated, my back, my feet.' He's had me rub his
"That's just old age, baby," Lachey (who's apparently been craving chili), interjected with a laugh.
So what does the dad-to-be have to say for his pre-baby symptoms?
Joked Nick: "I just want to be part of the experience, too."