"Tanner is too impatient for it to be a surprise!" Jade Roper Tolbert, who's expecting baby No. 2, tells PEOPLE of their little one on the way's sex

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January 29, 2019 11:55 AM

Tanner and Jade Roper Tolbert will be overjoyed whether their second child on the way is a boy or a girl, but the dad-to-be can’t help wanting a little mini-me.

On Monday — the same day the Bachelor in Paradise season 2 stars revealed they would be giving their 17-month-old Emerson “Emmy” Avery a little sibling — Jade, 32, spoke to PEOPLE about how she and her husband “haven’t found out the sex of the baby yet,” but “plan to” as soon as they can.

“Tanner is too impatient for it to be a surprise!” she explains with a laugh. “Tanner definitely would still love a boy, but now that we have Emmy, he loves being a girl dad.”

Jade, on the other hand, is “happy either way — just hoping for a healthy babe!” she tells PEOPLE.

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Excitement is abound in the Tolbert house. In fact, Tanner was so eager to become a dad for the second time that he was figuratively peering over his wife’s shoulder to learn the happy news.

“Tanner didn’t even give me the chance to tell him [about the pregnancy],” says Jade. “He dragged it out of me because he knew I was taking a pregnancy test. I wanted to plan a cute surprise this time around. Maybe next time!”

The spouses revealed Jade’s pregnancy on Instagram Monday, with a sweet set of snapshots taken on the beach and featuring their adorable toddler Emmy.

“Baby #2 is adding to our crew!! We are overjoyed our bundle of love will be joining us in August!” Jade captioned her post. “We’ve been dreaming of you for a while now, and you are already loved beyond imaginable, sweet baby.”

And if the couple’s second child is another girl, it’s possible that they’ll keep trying for more kids until they welcome at least one baby boy.

“I want to at least have one [son],” Tanner, 31, told PEOPLE in April. “We joke and I tell her that she’s going to have to keep on trying until we get that boy.”

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“I mean, if we had four girls … I’m not saying I wouldn’t try again,” he explained, adding that he wants “to experience both” sexes — however, he knows “it’s not [his] body.”

But Jade was already thinking pink when it came to their next baby. “Actually, our next one, I would love to have a girl if I could choose,” she said. “I like the idea of sisters, and then a boy.”

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