Katherine Heigl Reveals the Pregnancy Advice She’s ‘Taking to Heart Really Literally’

08/10/2016 at 09:30 PM ET

There’s no Doubt that Katherine Heigl is enjoying her first pregnancy.

The actress, who is expecting a baby boy with husband Josh Kelley, opened up about her experiences when she promoted her upcoming CBS drama at Wednesday’s TCA Panel in Los Angeles.

I get a lot of advice from everyone. The thing I’m [most] taking to heart, really, literally, is to get as much rest as you can,” Heigl, 37, told PEOPLE. “I feel great. I’m very, very grateful. I’ve had a really easy, knock on wood, pregnancy so far.”


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The couple will welcome their son in January. Heigl and Kelley already have two daughters — Naleigh Mi-Eun, 7, and Adalaide Marie Hope, 4 — whom they adopted in 2009 and 2012, respectively.

And no one is more “relieved” to be expecting a baby boy than Kelley. “He’s just surrounded by women. It’s me, the two girls, my niece Madison lives with us in Utah and she’s a 14-year-old girl, and then my mom,” Heigl explained during the panel session.

“The poor guy, he’s literally surrounded by women. I think he’s just really excited. His brother (Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley) had a baby last February, a little boy, and they’re already talking about their golf foursome.”

As for pregnancy cravings, Heigl said her favorite foods are luckily at her convenience.

I’m just tired and hungry – really hungry! For donuts. On sets they always have craft service and have three boxes of donuts every day. I just try to take a bite or two … or six,” she shared, adding, “The sugar thing has been really bad – and I’m not generally a sugar person. On occasion I’ll have dessert. If you put a cinnamon [roll] in front of me, I get ugly.”

–Karen Mizoguchi

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zoey on

a cinnamon makes me ugly too.

Annie on

Congratulations to the Kelley family!! A lovely family, God bless you!

Denise on

Good for her but oh my, what an awfully written article. My brain hurts from all the typo’s and errors.

megan on

Turning into her awful mother already. Yipes