John Stamos Said He’ll Be a ‘Fun Dad’ Months Before Welcoming Son Billy

Uncle Jesse is strictly a father and has a Full House of his own.

John Stamos announced on Instagram Monday that he and mom Caitlin McHugh welcomed a son named Billy. “From now on, a best partial of me will always be my mom and my son. Welcome Billy Stamos (named after my father),” Stamos, 54, captioned a photo of a baby nestled on his chest. “#NotJustanUncleAnymore #Overjoyed”

Before a birth of his baby boy, Stamos common a pregnancy news exclusively to PEOPLE‘s Editor-in-Chief Jess Cagle in a Dec 2017 partial of The Jess Cagle Interview, deliberating all things imminent fatherhood and because he’s finally prepared to be a parent.

“I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a prolonged time. I’ve finished each shtick we can do with a baby on TV … all a pieces and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll substantially only do all that,” pronounced a actor, whose had father figure roles in TV array such as Netflix’s Fuller House and Fox’s now-canceled Grandfathered.

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Stamos also certified that he “always wanted to be a dad” though wasn’t certain it was in a cards. “People would say, ‘You should have a child,’ ” he said. “I was like, ‘That boat has sailed.’ ”

Adding, “Clearly, we had to do some work on myself first. we have a childish thing. People say, ‘Oh, we demeanour young.’ You start desiring you’re gonna live to be 150. And afterwards we arise adult and go, ‘No, man, this is it. This is not a rehearsal.’ ”

Though personification several consanguine roles in behaving gigs prepared him for what fatherhood could be like, Stamos suggested that he had no improved purpose indication than his possess father.

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“I had a best father in a world. It kills me that my relatives aren’t here to be partial of this, though we know it substantially wouldn’t be function if they weren’t adult there,” he pronounced of his father who passed divided in 1989. (His mother, Loretta, died in 2014.)

“You know how we put your father on a pedestal, and he’s a superhero, and afterwards as we grow older, we go, ‘Ah, he’s only a man?’ we never got to that point. Till a day he died, he was bigger than life to me,” he shared.

Also in January, Stamos opened adult about his journey to fatherhood on The PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly  TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show during a 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

“I felt we indispensable years on radio to do it, though apparently there’s no preparation,” he said. “It’s a smashing time in life. I’m as beholden as I’ve ever been.”