Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart

After letting her expanding belly do the talking for several months, Rebecca Gayheart has confirmed that she is expecting her first child with husband Eric Dane — and the two are "absolutely looking forward" to parenthood.

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"We've always wanted to be parents," she tells In Touch. "I think Eric is going to be a wonderful dad, and hopefully I'll be a good mom."

The actress says she's been doing yoga, taking walks on the beach and eating "a lot of vegetables and protein" during her pregnancy. "I'm having a great, great time right now and loving my life," she says.

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Gayheart and the Grey's Anatomy hunk have been married since 2004. She is due in the spring.

Calls and e-mails to the couple's rep were not immediately returned.