"I am so excited to announce today that I am having a girl!" the Grey's Anatomy star exclaimed. "I want her to grow up knowing how strong women are ...To be a little warrior who is not afraid to use her voice and stand up for what she believes is right."
ET caught up with Luddington in January at Disney/ABC’s Television Critics Association all-star cocktail party, and she gushed over the parenting advice she'd received from her Grey's co-stars, Ellen Pompeo and Caterina Scorsone. "It's been great to be surrounded by so many moms," she shared. "In my head, I'm imagining huge play dates mid-O.R. scene!"
Luddington's baby bump was on full display at the People's Choice Awards later that month when she hit the red carpet in a body-hugging Heidi Merrick Obsidian dress. She joked with ET that she and her beau, Matt Alan, have been "rubbing it for good luck."