By peoplestaff225
Updated October 21, 2009 03:00 PM

Hollywood moms-to-be have long done away with frumpy maternity styles, and five-months-pregnant Jenna Elfman is taking expectant glam to a whole new level for as long as she can.

She showed up to the Elle Women In Hollywood tribute dinner on Monday in a super-short, clingy little black dress that made the most of her lithe dancer’s legs while still showing off her baby bump.

“My stylist found it and it’s not maternity,” said Jenna with a chuckle. “I’m trying to drag out the ‘not maternity’ as long as possible.”

The actress — who’s also playing pregnant on her new sitcom Accidentally on Purpose — said her second stint on the way to motherhood has offered one surprise.

“I just had no nausea with the first and I’ve had nausea with this one, but it’s gone now which is nice. I have a little more energy. The nausea is gone and I feel like a human being again.”

Jenna, who has a two-year-old son, Story Elias, with husband Bodhi Elfman, said aside from the tummy troubles, her current pregnancy is “awesome, actually. It’s still challenging because I’m working and have a two year old. It can be exhausting but it’s wonderful.”

Working out, she said, “is kind of a must. You need to exercise when you’re pregnant. It really helps with energy. I like walking on the treadmill and lifting free weights slightly, just keeping moving is the main thing, using the whole body to keep moving.”

She also expects to hear baby news from her expectant costar Ashley Jensen, who was due October 17th, “any moment – I’m texting her, going ‘So, now?'” She says their show’s producers are ready to shift schedules as soon as the new arrivals make their appearances.

“They’re aware of my due date and I think bringing new life into this world kind of inspires everyone to find a solution. Where there’s a will there’s a way, and everyone just gets clever about finding solutions, and so you just make it work.”

— Scott Huver

Jenna wears a dress by Richard Sorger and an Erickson Beamon necklace and ring.