07/23/2012 at 02:10 PM EDT
Call it fist-pumping for the future.
Having said he'd be available to deejay in the delivery room
when his Jersey Shore
castmate Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi has her baby boy
in early September, Paul "Pauly D" DelVecchio is already sounding like a proud uncle.
"Snooki is going to make a great mother," DelVecchio, 32, told PEOPLE at Sunday's 2012 Teen Choice Awards
. "She's a really nice girl, a sweet girl, and now that the partying is done because she's having this baby, I think she's going to be a great mother."
And when he's not spinning turntables or focusing on his Jersey Shore
spinoff The Pauly D Project
, the well-tanned man with the architecturally-impressive hair very much wants to play a major role in Snooki's newly reconstituted life.
"I want to be 'Uncle Pauly,' " he tells PEOPLE. "And I want to be a part of that baby's life, because Snooki is one of my best friends now, and I'd love to be with her when she's delivering the baby, and I'd love to babysit."
And his de facto uncle duties won't end there. "I'm going to teach this kid how to deejay!" he says with a laugh.
But what about …. "diaper changing?" DelVecchio asks with a wide grin before pausing slightly as he suddenly comes to his senses.
"I don't know so much," he says. "Maybe I'll give [the baby] back to her for that."