Jennifer Garner is due to have her first son with hubby Ben Affleck, Star magazine has confirmed.
A friend of the family’s said Affleck, 39, is elated to have a “little sports buddy” to bring up.
“He can’t wait to take his son to baseball games and play catch with him,” the insider told Life & Style of Affleck, who’s a huge fan of the Boston Red Sox.
The couple has two daughters –Violet, 5, and Seraphina, 2 — and the insider said that the prospects of getting her first blue nursery ready have Garner a little confused.
“She feels like she won’t know what to do,” the insider told the magazine. “She’s close to her two sisters, and her instincts were spot-on with the girls. But she never had a brother and doesn’t know the drill.”
Garner, 39, told Ellen DeGeneres last month her daughters “don’t really care about the gender [of the baby] as much, as long as we name it what they want it to be named.”
When she was asked if she wants to have a boy or girl, Garner told DeGeneres she could see the positives in either scenario.
“Everyone says, ‘Oh I hope it’s a boy,’” the Alias beauty told DeGeneres. “I’m one of three girls, and my little sister is awesome, so I just want a Suzanna … but obviously we’d be happy either way.
“It would be so weird to have a boy, and cool and different; and I’m sure it would be fun for Ben, he likes baseball and all that stuff … but a third girl: Three girls is a great way to grow up.”