Baby Girl on the Way for Christine Lakin

11/17/2015 at 12:15 PM ET

Christine Lakin is expanding her family — Step By Step.

The actress, best known for playing Al Lambert on the classic sitcom, is expecting a baby — a girl! — in March, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

This will be the first child for Lakin and her husband, actor Brandon Breault, whom she married in October 2014.

“We feel so lucky to bring a child into the world and look forward to raising her with love, laughter and compassion, in a time when these things seem challenged,” the actress tells PEOPLE.

Christina Lakin Pregnant Expecting First Child Daughter
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Lakin, 36, has kept busy since her Step By Step days: She can currently be seen in HBO’s The Leisure Class and has a recurring role as the voice of news anchor Joyce Kinney on Family Guy. She was also featured in Garry Marshall‘s Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve and will be seen in his Mother’s Day in spring 2016 — right around her own debut as a mom!

Additionally, Lakin joined the cast of the short-lived musical adaptation of The O.C. in August, playing alcoholic mom Kirsten Cohen. The couple also costar in the independent feature The Ledger, which will be released in 2016.

— Andrea Park

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Tieraney on

Congrats to her but, geez,now I feel old! I loved her in Step by Step, great show back in the day.

Tee on

Gracious, I had all but forgotten about that show. LOVED watching it! Congratulations to Christine and Brandon!

klutzy_girl on

I loved Step By Step! Congratulations to them.

DaisyMoon on

She looks (and is dressed like) Kristin Cavallari in the pic above.

Andrea on

Congratulations to them.

Anonymous on

Shes way too hot for this schmuck.

Rhonda miles on

Only wish I wanted this year was to be the best thing ever helping my boys and my grand children my son wife is so good to my grand daughter mother is the best mommy ever since I got the job done with this new version