Snooki's 'Jersey Shore' castmates can't wait to become honorary aunts and uncles.

The diminutive reality TV star - real name Nicole Polizzi - is expecting her first child with fiancé Jionni LaValle and although she and the other stars of the MTV show are more renowned for their partying and fighting than quiet nights in, they have vowed to help her look after the baby when it arrives.

Snooki's 'Jersey Shore' spin-off co-star Jenni 'JWoww' Farley said: ''I was very excited [when we found out]. I don't know if I was more excited for what's to come or the fact that we finally moved in together. But it's not a dull moment. All of us, all eight of us [are going to help out]. It's gonna have a lot of aunts and uncles.''

Pauly D added: ''We will take care of this baby with her.''

Although Snooki's pregnancy was a surprise, it was a welcome one and she promised viewers will see her deal with the shock on new spin-off show 'Snooki & JWoww'.

Snooki told MTV: ''When we film, it's all about reality and what's going on in our life. So it's not like we're going in there and staging things. It's what's really going on in our life. It just so happens that I got pregnant while [we were filming].

''I mean, obviously, it wasn't planned, so it was a surprise. But you'll see on the spin-off, my first trimester, me telling all my friends and just everything that's going on with the first trimester.''