Robin Thicke and wife Paula Patton are rejoicing now that his mom has confirmed that the couple who wed in 2005 is expecting a baby.

It’s a joyous announcement considering a false alarm has been hit before.

“It was a baby doll dress, and it was after the holidays. I probably gained a good 10-15 pounds, I don’t know, and suddenly after one picture, I was pregnant,” the Precious actress, 33, remembers. “What are you going to do? It’s life. I wish it happened. That would’ve been better.”

They followed nature’s plan and now a bouncing bundle of joy will arrive in the near future, according to his mom Gloria Loring’s Facebook page, which reads “I am going to be Nana Gloria again as my son Robin Thicke & his wife Paula are expecting their first baby!”

What romantic things does Robin do for her?

“I take her shopping,” the singer-songwriter, 32, tells me. “She loves that. It’s much more romantic than it sounds because there’s lingerie involved, walking down the street holding hands, ice cream. And there’s lots of flowers. She gets me lots of flowers.”

Paula adds, “He brings me flowers every time he comes to the set.”

Why does he make a great husband?

Paula tells me, “He can be so thoughtful. He thinks about me, he cares about me, he’s always making sure that I’m in a good place. And we talk a lot. We’re really good at communicating, which is hard to get to. It wasn’t in the beginning, but now he is. We really talk things out, and that’s really the best part. I just know that he has my back, and I have his.”

What’s their secret?

“I think she could make a marriage work with a chair,” he says. “She’s an incredible woman, and she’s very beautiful. I’m just lucky to be with her.”

We bet Robin’s dad, former Growing Pains star Alan Thicke, can’t wait to meet his grandbaby.

Paula stars in Precious, which is in theaters November 6. Robin’s new album, Sex Therapy, will be out December 8.

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