"We've known for a long time now, I just haven't had any reason to say it, but we're having another girl," the Cougar Town star, 33, tells Huffington Post.

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Updated April 22, 2013 01:00 PM

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Break out the pink balloons — Busy Philipps is having a second daughter!

“We’ve known for a long time now, I just haven’t had any reason to say it, but we’re having another girl. We’re really excited,” the Cougar Town star, 33, tells The Huffington Post.

But the actress and her husband Marc Silverstein aren’t the only ones ecstatic about the upcoming arrival of their second child. The couple’s daughter Birdie Leigh is taking her future role as big sister all in stride.

“My daughter is super excited. She’s actually incredibly helpful and … she’s really understanding things,” the mom-to-be says. “When I say like, ‘Mom can’t carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder!’ She understands what that means and she’s cool with it.”
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However, Philipps isn’t anticipating a completely smooth transition for the soon-to-be siblings — especially when the 4½-year-old realizes the new girl in town is here to stay, she jokes.

“We’ll see what happens when the actual baby comes,” says Philipps, who wore a HATCH Collection jumpsuit. “I’m planning for that moment like, ‘And when does she go back?’ I know that will happen.”

Until then, Philipps has been busy working her way through three tough trimesters, a surprising experience considering she breezed through her previous pregnancy.

“My first pregnancy was sort of easy and carefree and I thought that this one was going to be the same thing, but it has been just worlds apart,” she shares.

— Anya Leon