It’ll Be a Boy for Amanda Peet

10/10/2014 at 05:15 PM ET

It’ll be a boy for Amanda Peet and David Benioff!

“I’m very excited,” the actress told PEOPLE Thursday, revealing the sex of her third child while supporting the UN Foundation and Walgreens’s Get a Shot. Give a Shot. campaign in Los Angeles.

And she’s not the only one who can’t wait to meet the newest member of the family.

“[My daughters Molly June, 4½, and Frances Pen, 7½] are very excited now,” she said. “We’ll see what happens when he actually arrives!”

As a mother of two already, the actress confessed that this pregnancy has been a bit challenging.

“I’m definitely very tired,” she said. “I’m 42 and it’s my third baby.”

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Supernanny Jo Frost and Amanda Peet – Courtesy Walgreens

While Peet — who surprised fans with her happy news at the Emmys in August — admits that she “hasn’t given a lot of thought” to the nursery yet, she has been preparing her girls for their little brother’s arrival.

“We talk about it,” she says. “They talk to him and listen to him.”

For every immunization administered at Walgreens pharmacies, Walgreens will donate the value of a life-saving vaccine through the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign; the year-round campaign aims to deliver six million vaccinations to children in need.

— Gabrielle Olya

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Leah on


Sarah S. on

Is it just me, or does Jo Frost’s head look twice the size of Amanda’s?

Brooke on

OMG..when I first read the title of this article and saw the photo, my first impression was that these two were a couple 🙂 Anyway, congrats Amanda!

reindeer on

@Anonymous, it’s not just her head… Well, it might me just a bad picture, wrong position and so on, but yeah, definitely…

reindeer on

* might be

Anonymous on


Tess on

I never followed Amanda P before. I thought them two were having a baby. My bad.

Pam on

She looks great and so young for her age!

Kate on

Congrats to Amanda!

Anonymous on

Wonder if she knows the flu vaccine causes an increased risk of stillbirth. I’d rather suffer with the flu.

lisa on

Flu itself is more dangerous to women than the vaccine! back in 2009 with the swine flu most of people who died were pregnant women… at least here in Brazil flu shots are against the H1N1 also… having lost an aunt for that virus, I get the shots every year! specially since like my late aunt, I also work in hospitals…

Marilyn on

Yeah! I’m glad she gets to experience having a boy, too. Congrats.

Doc235 on

Actually pregnant women SHOULD be getting the flu vaccine. The flu can be much more severe in pregnancy. In addition, getting the flu vaccine while pregnant actually protects the baby with flu antibodies up to 6 months after birth. Pregnant women should not receive the nasal version, but the vaccination is safe and encouraged in pregnancy. They have studied this for over 15 years in over several thousands of pregnant women, no untoward effects to baby.

Molly on

I actually only have gotten the flu shot when I’ve been pregnant. Getting the flu when pregnant can be extremely dangerous to both mother and baby.

peppy on

oh, another jennifer garner….zzzz…

Anonymous on

Awww, she’ll get to experience both sexes now! As an aside, I just got my flu shot yesterday and, needless to say, I chuckled a bit when I saw this article. Talking about ironic timing! 😉

JL on

If her kid is autistic I wonder if she’ll blame the flu vaccine. Can’t stand her.

anony on

She looks like that ugly Lea Michele. Blah!

Anonymous on

JL- Considering she’s pretty much as pro vaccine as they come (and has seen what can happen when you don’t get vaccinated- her younger daughter contracted whooping cough around the age of four months, before she was able to get all of her DTaP shots), I seriously doubt it! 😉

Maxine on

So happy for Amanda and the family!

Jen on

Ohhhh, so happy for them! A wee Tyrion 🙂

SAR on

That’s great news!

I’ve participated in that Walgreens “Get a Shot, Give a Shot” program. Highly recommended.

J on

Awww. Congrats to the lovely Amanda and her family. =) I bet her daughters will make awesome old sisters!

Pan on

Congrats to them!