April 02, 2013 02:00 PM

Life has certainly thrown Cutter Dykstra plenty of curve balls — but discovering that he and Jamie-Lynn Sigler were expecting a baby may have been the most surprising one yet.

“We definitely thought it was going to be a slow relationship process and possibly an engagement — I felt like it was coming — so the baby definitely threw us for a loop,” the Guys with Kids star, 31, tells SheKnows.

And with the minor league baseball player, 23, popping the question shortly after the couple discovered they were expecting — they’ll welcome a son in August — Sigler’s life has been nothing short of a whirlwind of excitement.

Fortunately, with many of her close friends simultaneously expanding their families — Beverley Mitchell welcomed a daughter last week while Joanna Garcia Swisher‘s baby girl is set to arrive in May, followed by Jenna Dewan-Tatum‘s delivery surprise in June — the mom-to-be is taking full advantage of her support system.

“It’s really cool to be able to go through this with all of them and I’m due last so … I can see what to do and what not to do,” she quips.

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While she’s quick to pick up tips and tricks from her pregnant pals, Sigler is steering clear of pregnancy books, choosing to let nature take its course.

“It’s a bizarre thing, but also a beautiful thing. It’s the most natural thing your body can do,” she says. “My body knows what it’s doing. I’m just a vessel, I’m just the ship that’s carrying this baby until it’s ready.”

One read the couple may want to purchase? A baby name book. “We have our list of names that we’re playing around with, but it’s a lot of pressure!” Sigler says with a laugh, adding Dykstra is “very indecisive.”

Searching for a “strong name,” the proud parents-to-be can check a few off their list, the actress jokes.

“It’s not going to be a name that you can call anything that you can eat,” she says. “It’s not going to be spaghetti.”

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— Anya Leon

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