TV Chef Giada De Laurentiis, 37, announced last month that she and husband, clothing designer Todd Thompson, are expecting their first child, a daughter, the first week of April.

The mom-to-be sat down with Redbook magazine to discuss her surprise pregnancy.

Click below for interview highlights.

Did your pregnancy come as a surprise?

Is your husband treating you like a queen?

I’m sure you just want a healthy baby, but do you have a preference for a girl or boy?

How do you see your life changing once the baby arrives?

Is there anything you’re nervous about?

What’s something your parents gave you that you want to pass on to your daughter?

Source: Redbook Magazine; January 2008 issue, pg. 90