In October 2010, Blossom star Jenna von Oy married Brad Bratcher – and on their one-year anniversary, the two had another big reason to celebrate: they learned they were expecting their first child, due in June.
“We agreed on no presents, but I told him that I had something that was very, very small, which it was — at the time it was the size of an appleseed,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively with a giggle.
“I handed him a handmade that card and when he opened it up, it said, ‘You’re going to be a daddy,’ and it had the EPT test underneath. It was the most beautiful evening!”
The actress, 34, and her Dell computer data consultant husband always assumed they were having a baby girl — even referring to her baby bump as “she” and “her” — and this week, they learned that their suspicions were spot-on.
“Brad is so cute because the other night I said to him, ‘She’s going to have you wrapped around her finger,’” says von Oy, who now lives in Nashville and, in addition to acting, works as singer/songwriter.
“He gave me this wonderfully defeated look and said, ‘I think she already does.’ I can tell he’s looking at me like I’m a little more fragile because there’s a girl in there!”
And while von Oy admits she did have a bit of morning sickness (“It’s an all-day affair!” she jokes), she can’t wait to meet her daughter and has already begun thinking of names and brainstorming nursery décor.
“We’ve always wanted children, and we wanted to start having a family right away,” she says. “We’re so excited!”
– Lesley Messer