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Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney Expecting a ‘Really Handsome’ Baby Boy

05/04/2010 at 05:00 PM ET
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Six months into her “easy” pregnancy, Kaitlin Olson is crossing her fingers that the luck lasts through to her August due date.

“I haven’t been nauseous at all, so far — I hate to jinx it,” she told PEOPLE Moms & Babies at Sunday’s Pregnancy Awareness Month kick-off event.

“I feel pretty normal except I can feel something moving inside of me.”

The Always Sunny in Philadelphia star and her husband, series creator Rob McElhenney, recently discovered that they’re expecting a boy — and the couple is thrilled with the news.

“Rob wanted to find out the sex. I wanted to wait,” Olson, 34, admits.

“But as soon as we decided we were going to, I couldn’t wait to find out.”

“You’re just happy that all of his little fingers and toes are there. And he’s really handsome, I’ll tell you that much. We’ve seen pictures!”

When sudden side effects do come up — including Olson’s need to satisfy her sweet tooth — McElhenney steps up to the plate. “He’s been awesome,” the actress shares.

“We’ve been together for many years now and we’ve been talking about having kids for quite a while. I’m certainly ready,” McElhenney, 33, adds.

Agreeing that the pregnancy has been a “team effort,” Olson jokes that McElhenney’s belly is keeping up with her own growing bump.

“When we hug now, I feel like both of our stomachs kind of bang together,” she laughs. “He’ll lose it right after the pregnancy. When I’m breastfeeding he’ll lose his fat stomach.”

– Anya Leon with reporting by Pearl Barraclough

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Sadie on

They’re both so funny! I love Always Sunny! I’m so happy for them!

Julie on

I love the show and I’m so happy for them! Good luck with everything Kaitlin & Rob!!

LS on

This was a fantastic event held at TreePeople’s Center for Community Forestry. What an amazing location.

HB on

How fantastic. Love love love.

angie on

Love these guys! Always sunny is my fav :)

Bec on

Congrats on the baby boy!!!! I love sunny i ph. It’s my favorite show. Can’t wait till new season. Wonder how there
going to write Kaitlin pregnancy in the show!!! Or not?

Sanja on

The best show ever!!!!!

Jenn on

Not a dumpster baby for sure

April on

^ Ha ha! I love these two, many blessings and good wishes for them. A boy, what a treat. Let’s hope he’s as handsome as Dennis. :) :)

Angie on

Yay! I didn’t know they were together! I only knew about Charlie and the waitress being together in real life. It is my favorite show. Just looking at them and I laugh. Congrats to them and can’t wait for the new season!

Rye on

Wow, I had NO clue they were a real couple! I love “Always Sunny”…it’s HYSTERICAL!!! How wonderful for them!!!

It seems like a lot of the preggo celebs are having boys! All of my pregnant friends are having boys too! Must be boy-season! haha.

Snail on

Ooooooh! How great would it be if they parlayed the pregnancy into some sort of Sweet Dee’s Got Wicked Gas type episode!! The possibilities are vast…

Rachel on

I love this show. She looks really beautiful and they make such a nice couple.

quigal on

She is glowing

gigi on

where’s charlie?

sarina on

kaitlin can feel her baby doing karate moves hahahahahaa

Tom on

That kid is going to have some sick karate skills.

tori on

Omq ! I did not know they were toqether !!! I lovee the show , im watchinq riqht now ! & i bouqht all 4 seasons n dvd !! Lovee it : )

Lolita on

I am a huge fan of the show and as a fellow philadelphian (born and raised) I am supper happy for them. Congratulations guys!

candyland on

I’m not convinced yet. I think it might be Rickety Cricket’s! What a great couple. Congrats

heather on

I, again, had no idea they were (and are) a couple! My first indication that Kaitlin might really be pregnant was when I watched the Halloween episode and Dee appeared “bump-ish” in the flashback scenes. Anyway, I have turned a shit-load of my friends on to the show, and I have nothing but congrats, and thanks to these two for making us laugh every episode!

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