The 68-year-old guitarist, whose theatre producer wife Sally Humphreys is expecting twin girls in June, said: “It is where every dad should be. I can’t wait.”
Humphreys, 31 years his junior, is Wood’s third wife.
He has already nabbed bandmate Mick Jagger, 72, for babysitting duties.
Jagger said: “I have volunteered to look after the two children after they have reached the age of one. I am not very good when they are really young. I can do it, but I am much better after that.”
They were speaking as they and bandmates Keith Richards, 72, and Charlie Watts, 74 arrived for the opening of ‘Exhibitionism’, a show reflecting the rock band’s 54 years in the music business.
‘Exhibitionism’ took three years to set up and features the revolting digs Jagger, Richards, and founding member Brian Jones lived in before they became famous. Jagger said the recreation of the flatshare on Chelsea’s Edith Grove, complete with the smell of his favourite tandoori chicken dish, is one of the top picks of the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in central London.
Bob Geldof, former Stone Bill Wyman, guitarist Jeff Beck, Jagger’s daughter, Georgia May Jagger, former Spice Girl Geri Horner, Game Of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer, and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger were among the celebrities who took to the red carpet.
The exhibition spans two floors of the King’s Road gallery, which is a stone’s throw away from Edith Grove.