Blake Lively Already Has a Built-In Babysitter for Second Baby – Her 18-Month-Old Daughter James

06/23/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

If anyone can pull off crimped hair, it’s Blake Lively.

The expecting actress continued to show off her flawless maternity style in New York City, highlighting her growing baby bump in a tight black dress with a sneaky slit below her chest and red and blue sequins down the side.

She wore the frock for an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers while promoting her new film The Shallows.

Lively, 28, also ditched her usual straight and sleek locks for a fun crimped ‘do.

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The blonde beauty and husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting a sibling for 18-month-old daughter James in April — and Lively has been working her baby belly in amazing fashion choices.

Meyers, a new father himself, congratulated the actress on her expanding family.

“And you have a baby on the way,” he said, to which she jokingly replied, “What makes you say that?”

Luckily, Lively already has a plan to escape for the occasional night out with her husband: James can play nanny.

“I feel like at a year and a half, she’s equipped to be a babysitter. Like, we can go out and go on date night,” the actress remarked.

The actress also admitted motherhood isn’t as carefree as she once thought. Before having kids of her own, Lively says she followed a mom on social media who made parenting look like a breeze.

“Her toddler is giving her reflexology massages. What?! My kid is like playing with explosive devices. I don’t know where she found them,” Lively quipped. “She already knows how to drywall because she puts holes in the wall.”

Her second child is just the beginning of their growing family.

“I’m one of five kids. My husband is one of four, so we’re officially breeders,” Lively joked on Today. “You can go on our website and we will give you some of our children.”

Related Video: WATCH: Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Expecting Second Child

The couple haven’t announced if the baby on the way is a boy or a girl, but 39-year-old Reynolds doesn’t have a preference, even if it means being completely surrounded by women.

“I’m just fine being surrounded by estrogen. I grew up in a house full of testosterone: I’m the youngest of four boys, and my dad was a cop, and that’s intense,” PEOPLE’s reigning Sexiest Dad Alive told PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly Editorial Director Jess Cagle during an interview on SiriusXM EW Radio.

“For whatever reason, I always got along great with girls. I don’t have to prepare to be wrapped around my daughter’s finger — it has happened.”

— Stephanie Petit

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Stephie on

She looks great. Some should take note on how to dress when pregnant

Lyn on

What’s with the Blake media blitz? She had her face completely redone and is still just OK looking, is a mediocre talent and not remotely interesting. I don’t get the People saturation of BL articles.

Shonda on

Is it just me or is she like 3 weeks pregnant? Due in April?

Alexis on

Agree 100% with Lynn. Does not do a thing at all. Very ordinary with no acting talent. Case in point age of adelide

E on

Couldn’t agree more with the comments referring to her mediocrity. And I don’t think her “flawless maternity style” warrants a gazillion People articles devoted to her.

Sophie on

In order to be due in April, the baby couldn’t have been conceived until NEXT month.

Mily on

Due in April?

Sarah on

Love her dress. She looks gorgeous.

Rolyat on

She’s gorgeous! And anyone who says anything differently must be jealous and be a kennel club member themselves.

Patty on

So I’m guessing if it’s a boy, she will name him Mary? Because her daughter’s name is James so I guess that would make sense.

Tracy on

So she’s not the most talented actress in the world? Who cares? She’s gorgeous. I’m not amazed by her acting abilities but I am an admirer of her style. And, honestly people, if you don’t like her, her acting abilities, her style, etc, then why even click on stories about her?

SW on

Is she having a boy? (I didn’t read the article). That’s what I think, because she looks gorgeous! She’s glowing. Always liked her style as well.

Audrey on

She looks fantastic and happy in the picture.

KL on

huh due in April???? That makes no sense! She’d have to get pregnant in about july and its june 23… ??? Who the hell writes these articles? smh..

Oliva on

Hopefully if it’s a girl, they’ll give a girl’s name this time.

Anonymous on

I’m pretty sure the article was saying their daughter turned 18 months in April…

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