Josh Duhamel has revealed that he "can't wait" for his wife Fergie to give birth as he is ready to be a dad.

The 40-year-old actor is growing impatient as he waits for the impending birth of his first child with his popstar wife Fergie.

Speaking to ET Canada Duhamel said: ''Everyone is saying, 'You better sleep now [because] you're not going to get any when the baby's here,' [and] 'Oh, your life is over after that,' [and] 'Oh, it's the most beautiful thing ever, but it's tough.

''I look forward to putting the attention [on the baby]. All the love that you have for something like that is what makes it so great and I think we are both ready for that.''

Josh is planning to take time off when the baby is born so that he can spend as much time with the new addition to his family.

He said: ''I can't imagine having a kid and then not being able to be there -- that would just drive me crazy. My head would be at home with mom and baby.

"We want to work it out so that we can be together; whether I am working, they can come with [me] or if she is working I can go with them. I can't see myself ever wanting to be away from my wife and kid.''