One of Bachelor Nation’s favorite couples, Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon, are busy planning their wedding for next summer in Rhode Island, but since they’re in “a little bit of a lull” right now until March, they have turned their attention elsewhere: babies! The couple revealed that they want to start trying for kids in 2020, but for now they are learning about parenthood by taking care of their new dog, Lois.

“We just got a dog. Her name is Lois. She’s very much our child right now,” Jared told Life & Style exclusively at KIIS FM’s iHeart Radio Jingle Ball presented by Capitol One. Ashley added, “She’s really teaching us how it’s going to be. That’s on a very minor level.”

Jared admitted that the dog “poops and pisses” everywhere, but it has only made the duo think about their future kids even more. Ashley recently revealed on her podcast, Almost Famous, that she was planning on freezing her eggs for her 30th birthday in March, but since fate stepped in and she ended up getting engaged to Jared, she fortunately avoided breaking her bank. “I can’t believe this is making headlines. It’s nice that I didn’t have to spend $50,000 to freeze my eggs, but you know, you never know what’s going to happen. Hopefully it’s not an issue for us,” the reality star said.

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The 30-year-old admitted that Jared “wants a girl now” since he has now had practice with Lois and “loves babying her.” Ashley continued, “Ideally, like in my dream world I would like to have an older boy then two younger girls. But you know, you can’t choose. I mean, no. Well, we’ve been talking about that. I might be crazy one day, but right now we’re going to do it in a natural way.” Jared joked, “If two boys come out first she might go a little crazy.”

Well, we definitely can’t wait to see these two as parents!