By peoplestaff225
Updated December 30, 2008 09:00 AM

Actress Jaimee Foxworth is expecting her first child this spring, her rep reveals to PEOPLE. Famous for her role as the youngest child on Family Matters, the 29-year-old — who has suffered from a drug addiction in the past — is ready to begin life as a family with her longtime boyfriend and their upcoming arrival. Admitting that she “never really wanted a child in the past,” Jaimee, who is 5 months along in the pregnancy, says the road to sobriety has “opened my eyes to a whole new world” — one that includes “years of joy to share with my child.” She adds,

In addition to entering into the world of motherhood for the first time, Jaimee’s future plans also include the release of her autobiography in 2009, continued work on a hip-hop album, and a spot on a reality show.

Source: PEOPLE