Sarah Drew Decides On Neutral Nursery for Delivery Surprise

09/13/2011 at 02:00 PM ET
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It’s make room for baby time in Sarah Drew‘s household.

“We’re in the process of converting our house a little to make space,” the Grey’s Anatomy star, 30, tells PEOPLE during the Pink Party 2011 on Saturday in Hollywood, Calif. “We are moving an office out into the garage.”

Despite her initial curiosity, the actress — who is five months pregnant with her first child — is staying strong when it comes to the delivery surprise decision she made with husband Peter Lanfer.

“We’re not finding out the sex. We are going to be surprised so everything is neutral and could be for a boy or girl,” says Drew of the couple’s nursery plans.

“We’ve gotten some beautiful stuff so far.”

And with things on the home front falling into place for baby’s big arrival, Drew admits her sudden increase in hours on her hit series has her plenty busy otherwise.

“My level of exhaustion is still pretty high so I’m trying to fight through that, especially on 14-hour work days,” she reveals. “It’s definitely challenging and this is the most intense year for me on the show. I’ve worked more than I have ever. It’s interesting timing.”

Fortunately, Drew finds herself in great company with fellow actresses Ellen Pompeo, Chyler Leigh, and Jessica Capshaw, who are all at the ready with tips and tricks for motherhood.

“The minute you get pregnant everybody comes out of the woodwork and has their ideas coming at you. It’s so great because I feel like I don’t have to read any books!” she laughs. “Chyler gave me great advice about breastfeeding, Ellen gave me great advice about my nausea that I was dealing with, and Jessica gave me diaper advice.”

— Anya Leon with reporting by Michelle Ward

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Tee on

I’m so glad that Sarah and Drew have decided to wait and have a delivery surprise! It’s one of the last few true surprises in life! It sounds like Sarah has some great on set support from Ellen, Jessica and Chyler! I’ll bet the Grey’s Anatomy trailers are a lot of fun with all those little ones around!

kat on

she is looking great:-)…and i love the dress!

Regina on

@ Tee Sarah’s husband’s name is Peter. Sarah’s last name is Drew.

SarahJane on

Aw. She looks great!!!

Lisa on

Sara and Drew, LOLOL!!!

Manal from Jordan! on

I bet its another girl!

Shanda on

She is so cute pregnant 🙂

Claire on

I totally LOVE that dress she is wearing !!!

Adi on

I am so happy for her!!!