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Alyssa Milano is thankful she is having a baby in her 40s

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How Alyssa Milano knew right away she was having a girl

Pregnancy isn't new for Alyssa Milano, but this time she knew it was a little different. The actress said she knew right away she was having a girl, because it wasn't the same this time around as it was with her son Milo.

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"I had morning sickness this time, but it went away right at 12 weeks," Milano told Fit Pregnancy magazine. "With Milo, I didn't have a minute of morning sickness. So I knew it was going to be a girl."

Milano announced back in May that she and husband David Bugliari would be expecting a daughter, and the actress is focused on delivering a happy and healthy baby.

"A female body is not made to look good in a bikini. It's made to give birth and have a baby and be a cozy companion for it afterward. And for my body, that meant putting on a lot of weight," said Milano, who revealed she gained 55 pounds when she was pregnant with Milo. "I didn't indulge in fast food or junk food, so I knew it was a healthy weight. I just realized: This is what my body needs to do to have a healthy baby.

"We don't get hungry when we're pregnant for no reason," she added.

Milano said she didn't ever look at the scale while pregnant with Milo — until the day she gave birth, and she felt it helped her have a healthier outlook on her pregnancy.

"You're making a skeletal system. You're making organs. I refuse to look at the scale," she said. "It's funny, my file was open at my appointment yesterday and there was a big Post-it note that said, 'She does not want to know her weight.'"

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Although Milano is 41 now, she said she is happy that she waited so long to have children.

"I loved waiting a long time to be a mom. I'd had my ladies' lunches and my shopping days," she explained. "When Milo finally came, I thought, 'This is what I've waited for my entire life.' I wish I could sleep more, but it’s not like I wish there were other things I could be doing socially or for my own benefit. Because I really feel like he's completed me."

Milano's issue of Fit Pregnancy is on newsstands now.

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