Tamera Mowry-Housley Can’t Wait to Play Dress Up with Her Daughter

02/06/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

As Tamera Mowry-Housley anticipates the arrival of her little girl, there is one person that may be even more enthusiastic: her 2-year-old son, Aden John Tanner.

“He actually looks at my belly and says, ‘Baby, baby,'” The Real co-host, 36, told PEOPLE at the Essence Black Women in Music pre-Grammy party on Thursday night at Avalon in Hollywood.

“I said, ‘We’re having a girl — you’re going to have a sister,’ and he lifted up his hands and went, ‘Woohoo!'”

Just in time for the new addition, Aden has started to talk a lot and is learning more and more as a preschool newcomer.

“He is his own person, so I think right now he’s learning to work together with other kids because in our household it’s all about Aden, where at school it’s all about people, so it’s really good to learn,” Mowry-Housley explains.

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While Aden plays toss with his daddy, former pro-baseball player turned Fox News correspondent, Adam Housley, 42, she can’t wait to start playing dress up with her future fashionista.

“I’ve always wanted to know what Adam and my child would look like; We had a boy and now we have a girl,” Mowry-Housley says. “I love fashion and makeup, and now I get to have a little fun.”

Being a mother has been everything that Mowry-Housley has ever wanted (and more!), but the wide range of emotions that come along with the job occasionally catch her off guard.

“You could just be really, really, really excited and then all of the sudden this switch will flip and you can start acting really crazy, and it can become really challenging,” she says of her mom-to-be mood swings.

She adds, “I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I love it. I love my son, I love my family, I’m grateful.”

As Mowry-Housley pushed past the tough first trimester, she is gleaming through her second. “I have lots of energy and I’m just enjoying it,” she says.

— Nicole Sands

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Marky on

Love Tamera and her family seems so sweet. I watched the show when she and her husband were trying to decorate their house, and loved the way they worked to compromise, and accept how much certain things meant so much to each of them. so they chose to respect that for each other. Very nice to see…so many couples are so selfish about those things, and about bigger things as well. Hope all goes well with the pregnancy and look forward to the new baby!

Esther on

She’s a beautiful woman! Her daughter will be just as beautiful!

lola on

So happy for them! I have 4 daughters and 2 grand daughters…so be prepared that your girl might want to also be with Daddy playing catch and has no interest in dress up. Or she might just love both! Daddy will be the first love of her life! Awe……

Diva on

LOVE LOVE LOVE TAMERA!!! Just cannot wait to see her beautiful baby girl, Aden is gorgeous! Blessed family! I am sure she will continue to be a great mom!

Love her on the real!!

Mandy on

Tamera is gorgeous and Aden is such a cutie, I have no doubts her baby girl will be beautiful!

Vivian on

Congrats m to y them BOTH o ! Gorgeous k!!!

Gill on

Tamera is gorgeous. Congrats!

abby on

God Bless with your pregnancy Tamera, my first born was a girl and the second one was a boy, I am sure you will have great fun with your daughter, the same like you had and still does with Aden. God Bless.

Zol on

Congrats to her on the new addition!