Giddy and glowing when she stepped out at an event on Thursday, it was no secret that Spencer Grammer is basking in the joy of being an expectant mom.
Five-and-a-half months along, the Greek star, 27, tells PEOPLE she loves talking about her pregnancy, comparing it to how much she would talk about college when she was in that particular phase of her life.
“It’s a great, beautiful thing that I’m really enjoying, and think every woman should enjoy.”
Grammer, accompanied by husband James Hesketh, calls the whole experience of carrying a child “like a science project.”
“You kind of become superhuman,” she explains. “You gain like a pint of blood. Your ribcage expands. There’s a really cool hormone that your body releases for your joints to loosen. You become some sort of crazy being. It’s amazing your body can do all these things.”
The actress, who has only gained nine pounds thus far, hasn’t really turned to her famous father for advice when it comes to raising kids.
“My dad told me it’s a beautiful thing and that I’ll figure it out,” she said with a laugh. “He’s been pretty busy with his own stuff and his life.”
But that doesn’t mean Grammer is lacking anyone to guide her through — Hesketh, whom she wed in February, is a pretty perfect partner.
“My husband helps a lot,” she says. “He’ll pick up stuff I’m not supposed to pick up. I’m not supposed to surf, I’m not supposed to go rock climbing, but that’s okay.”
– Dahvi Shira