John Stamos is about to be a dad for the first time, and he’s looking to his own “hero” father for guidance

LEFT: BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 24: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) John Stamos (L) and Caitlin McHugh attend The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation and mothers2mothers dinner at Ron Burkle's Green Acres Estate on October 24, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for mothers2mothers and The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation) RIGHT: RIGHT: John Stamos/Instagram

Just a few days after announcing that he’s going to be a father for the first time, TV heartthrob John Stamos is looking to the heavens for guidance.

In a touching Instagram post featuring a retro photo of baby John and his father, Stamos wrote: “I will certainly fall short of the father my pop was, but – I’m going to give it my all! #Balance #BillStamos #Hero.”

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Stamos’ father Bill passed away in 1998, but he’s clearly still a source of inspiration to his famous son.

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It was earlier this week that John Stamos revealed to PEOPLE that he and fiancée Caitlin McHugh are expecting a child.

The 54-year-old actor shared that he and his soon-to-be bride had been considering a baby for a while, and the timing was just right.

“We have the same morals and the same values, that all clicked nicely. So we said, ‘Oh, well, maybe we should have a family,’” Stamos shared.

He revealed that his fiancée jokingly thought they should have a baby before getting married “because [he’s] old.”

Stamos proposed to McHugh, 31, after two years of dating on Oct. 22 in her favorite place, Disneyland. The magical occasion referenced romantic animated moments from Disney classics including “The Little Mermaid.”

“The look on John’s face when I told him we were pregnant was priceless,” said McHugh. “It was the look of a man who has wanted a family of his own but wasn’t sure it was going to happen for him. Now it is!”

Stamos is most famous for playing “Uncle Jesse” on the hit sitcom “Full House” and its Netflix reboot “Fuller House,” where his character Jesse and Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin) were parents to twins Alex and Nicky.

“I’ll be a fun dad. I’ve been practicing for a long time,” he joked. “I’ve done every schtick you can do with a baby on TV … all the bits and jokes and diaper gags. I’ll probably just do all that stuff.”

How exciting!

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