12/29/2013 at 10:00 AM EST
The holidays are just a little bit more special for Fergie
, now that she's seeing them through the eyes of her baby boy.
"It's all about baby Axl this year," says the Black Eyed Peas singer, who welcomed her first child
with husband Josh Duhamel
She says her little boy quickly caught the holiday spirit.
"It's really cute because he's been looking at the tree and the lights in our house and he's very fascinated by this and the ornaments," she says. "He wants to touch it and feel the way that the bristles feel on his feet and hands and he's very curious about it. It's such a happy feeling as a parent to see the curiosity in your child's eyes."
Fergie is set to host the West Coast party on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest
. This year the annual celebration will feature performances by stars including Ariana Grande
, Capital Cities, Daughtry, Fall Out Boy, Florida Georgia Line, Jennifer Hudson
, Jason Derulo, Enrique Iglesias
and Robin Thicke
The night kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ABC with a two-hour countdown of the 30 greatest female artists in music, followed by the performances from L.A. and New York's Times Square and the live countdown to the ball drop at midnight.