Tom Cruise's wife-to-be says she's "excited" about the baby and wedding on the way

By Todd Peterson
Updated October 21, 2005 08:00 AM

Two weeks after Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise announced they’re expecting a child, the mom-to-be is speaking out about her upcoming arrival.

“I’m beaming and I’m just so excited,” Holmes told Access Hollywood at the Rock & Republic fashion show in Los Angeles Wednesday night.

It was Holmes’s first public appearance since her pregnancy was announced, but her glow certainly is showing. A rep for the couple refused to say how far along the pregnancy is, but the 26-year-old actress is visibly pregnant.

There may have been hints earlier in their relationship that foretold the announcement: When asked by PEOPLE at their engagement announcement in June whether they were planning on children, both Cruise and Holmes broke into smiles before she said, “Yes.”

Holmes told Access Hollywood that they have already started to put together a baby room, and she confessed that other maternal instincts have kicked in as well. “I’m learning how to knit,” she said.

The couple is also planning a wedding, though no date has been set. “There is so much excitement going on,” Holmes said.

Cruise, 43, is currently filming Mission: Impossible 3.