updated 07/23/2012 AT 2:10 PM ET
•originally published 07/23/2012 AT 5:00 PM ET
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.