Channing Tatum says fatherhood will be ''intense''.

The 'Side Effects' actor and his wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum are expecting their first child later this year and while Channing can't wait to become a dad, he admits it will be challenging.

He told Us Weekly: ''The rest of this year is going to be pretty nuts. Even during having the baby - the baby-having process - it's going to be intense.''

Channing, 32, previously revealed he is terrified but excited about the impending birth.

He said: ''I mean, I don't think there's one thing that doesn't terrify you, but in the most unbelievably beautiful way. Someone said it's really like watching your heart jump out of your body and run around, and I think that can possibly be the coolest thing that I've heard of.''

Meanwhile, Jenna has been having strange dreams about floating on a magic carpet since getting pregnant, and thinks her elevated hormones are to blame.

In a Twitter post, she explained: ''OK my fellow preggars ladies about these hormonal dreams ... Is it normal to fly on a magic carpet while presenting at Golden globes?? Lol. (sic)''

The 32-year-old screen beauty her 'Magic Mike' star spouse on the set of 2006 film 'Step Up' and married him in 2009.