As Jewel anxiously awaits the birth of her first child -- a boy -- her husband Ty Murray opened up to PEOPLE about what he hopes the future holds for his son.

"The thing we try to remember is that it's not up to us -- it's up to him," the rodeo star said when asked whether or not he thinks their baby boy will follow in his parents' talented footsteps. "We just want to be good, loving parents, and help him decide what his passions are."

"It's just a miracle," Murray continued about his wife's pregnancy. "To have achieved our dreams and goals -- it's nice. And now that we got that out of the way, we feel more settled down and mature."

Murray and Jewel wed in 2008 and have been trying for a baby for the past two years. The couple announced the pregnancy in January.

"We're so excited to be expecting our first baby," Murray told PEOPLE last month. "We always knew we wanted to have a child, and this time in our lives feels right."