Jerry O'Connell: 'This Is a Really Happy Time for Us'
Preparing for the arrival of his twin daughters with wife Rebecca Romijn seems to be helping actor Jerry O’Connell to grow up."We cleared out a bedroom — actually not a bedroom — it was my aunt anduncle’s old stuff," Jerry, 34, told PEOPLE at Saturday’s The Hills: A Staged Reading at Hollywood’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater."I had my computer and video games in there. That got cleared out forthe kids. So, I’m wondering what I’m going to do with my video gamestuff. But, maybe that goes out the window when you have kids."
As for preparing the girls’ room, Jerry says the couple is "baby-proofing the house, but mostly getting the nursery ready. We’ve got acouple cribs and stuff, so that’s about it." Rebecca’s mom Elizabeth is planning to move in with the pair, though Jerry says others have stepped up to lend a hand, too. "A lot of people are getting us ready for the first couple months," he shares.
Revealing that Rebecca is feeling "good," the actor explained, "I think as a husband, you feel a little jittery because at this pointyou have to just be there to help out as much as possible. Get food,make sure all the DVDs are rented. I’m sort of in a position where Ihave to assist at this point. So, it’s a little nerve-wracking in thatsense that I can’t; as a guy you want to be the one that’s carryingthem. You’re not."
The couple expects their daughters — who are fraternal, Jerry says — in January.