Alyssa Milano’s Son Is Already Making Her Laugh

05/02/2011 at 03:00 PM ET
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Pregnancy definitely has Alyssa Milano all aglow.

“I feel wonderful,” the actress told PEOPLE Thursday before a private dinner honoring The Creative Coalition at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C. “I’ve felt wonderful throughout my entire pregnancy, so I feel really blessed.”

With her baby boy “in the really active moving stage,” Milano, 38, says her growing belly is its own form of entertainment these days.

“Watching him shift from one side to the other is pretty bizarre – but it makes me giggle,” she says. “Every time I get an ultrasound, he’s doing really funny things like sucking his thumb or elbowing me.”

The mom-to-be says her cravings – which include white pizza with ricotta and spinach – are far less exciting.

“I’m still craving boring things like broccoli and pizza, which isn’t much different from my normal diet. I’m a vegetarian, but I do eat cheese,” she shares. “No outrageous cravings. My doctor just told me she once had a patient that drank pickle juice – I don’t have that!”

And her diet “hasn’t changed drastically except that I eat more of what I used to eat.”

Although Milano isn’t due until early fall, she and husband David Bugliari have already built a roster of five baby names, but she’s staying mum. An avid baseball fan, Milano even considered naming her baby after a baseball great, but the idea struck out.

“I wanted to put Clemente on the list, but my husband wouldn’t go for it. And we’re not going to settle on a name before we see him,” says Milano, who glowed in a soft gray Pea in the Pod maternity dress for the dinner.

She raves that Bugliari has been “lovely” and makes sure she’s “well taken care of” during her pregnancy. “He hasn’t missed one doctor’s appointment,” she notes. But the parents-to-be aren’t the only ones prepping for baby – so are Milano’s five dogs (two Australian Shepherds, two Chihuahuas and a German Shepherd): Dodger, Diesel, Lucy, Gibson and Quixie.

“We know that they know already — especially my Australian Shepherds because they kind of sniff at my belly obsessively,” she says. “We have everyone in training right now. We’re going to start to work with an empty carriage because I walk my dogs every day by myself, so I want to be able to do that with the baby at the same time.”

She continued, “Everyone keeps telling me to make sure that after I give birth, I get that [first] blanket they wrap the baby in and have someone bring it home before we get there so the dogs can smell it.”

— Arnesa Howell

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randi on

Is there any possiblity she is expecting twins? “Early fall” is the end of September and that seems like a long way off. She looks to be in her third trimester in other photos.

klutzy_girl on

Alyssa seems like she really enjoys pregnancy. I think she’ll be a great mom to Baby Boy Bugliari.

I bet she’s due in early/late August or pretty early September.

Brooke on

I love her idea of naming the baby Clemente. What a wonderful person to have named your son after.

Shannon on

She seems like a sweetheart. Glad her pregnancy is going so well.

ecl on

I heard and read that thing about the baby blanket with the dogs, too, but it didn’t work with our dog. The only thing that worked was time and making sure to spend a little alone time with our dog each day.

shay on

I too am due with a boy in early August and look about the same size as Alyssa. I doubt she’s having twins or it would have been mentioned. That’s just what happens when shorter girls are pregnant. We tend to carry more obviously =)

Annie on

She looks gorgeous and glowing but she plans to walk five dogs WITH the stroller? Ok. Good luck with that sweetie.

Alli on

I love her dress! And I really like when people wait to decide on names before seeing the baby. How do you know if the name you pick months ahead of time will fit your child?

Vicky on

Ya! Us short girls jet straight out, if you’re taller you usually have a longer torso which equals a smaller belly. I am prego too and just past 2 months and already showing 😛 Can’t wait to see what the next months are like lol! I think Alyssa looks great though. She’s so cute.

josy on

Yeah, I agree that shorter girls show sooner, I am due around the same time as Alyssa (Early Sept) and I am showing just as much as she is and its also my first child. So excited for her, she looks great!

rod on

im very happy for her -and she looks very happy in the pic

carminia on

she is so loving person… i love the walk training w/ five dogs plus empty stroller 😉 ahahha