Former New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush, who is now a member of the Miami Dolphins, is getting ready to be a father.

Bush confirmed on Tuesday that his girlfriend, Lilit Avagyan, is 12 weeks pregnant.

The 27-year old Bush, who is going to be a father for the first time, says if he had his choice, he's prefer the child to be a boy.

After rushing for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career last season, accumulating 1,086 yards and six touchdowns with the Dolphins, Bush is off to another solid start in 2012, with 417 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

Bush, who was the second pick in the 2006 NFL draft, played five season for the Saints, rushing for 2,090 yards with 294 receptions, from 2006-2010.