The expectant Gossip Girl alum, who made her first red carpet appearance since announcing she's pregnant on Oct. 16 at the God's Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in New York City, told Us Weekly she "hasn't" had any crazy pregnancy cravings yet.
The mom-to-be has, however, been preparing for this chapter of her life for years.
"It's something that I've always wanted ever since I was a little girl," she told Us of motherhood. "I never knew what I wanted to do for a living but I knew I wanted to have a lot of kids because I had come from a big family, so it was always important to me. So it's just the excitement of that finally being here."
This will be the first child for Lively, 27, and hubby Ryan Reynolds, 37, who wed in 2012.
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