Zooey Deschanel, Jacob Pechenik, Emmy Awards 2014

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Zooey Deschanel is turning into one adorable mommy-to-be! Did you expect anything less?

While chatting about what's in store for New Girl's upcoming episodes, the 35-year-old actress, who is expecting her first child, told E! News this when asked about her baby on the way:

"I'm really excited. I'm so excited. I'm just so excited to meet my baby! We're very excited."

Anyone else get the feeling she's...I dunno, going out on a limb here...excited?

We love the mommy-to-be enthusiasm here. We're all about it. 

Zooey also opened up for the first time about how her real-life pregnancy is going to affect New Girl, which is currently kicking ass creatively in its fourth season.

When the Fox comedy star announced that she's pregnant last month, fans began wondering if Jess was going to be sporting an adorkable baby bump as well. E! News immediately learned that Deschanel's onscreen alter ego wouldn't be expecting, too, and Zooey has now confirmed to us that Jess won't be pregnant.

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"It's been pretty easy to hide in costumes so far!" Zooey tells us. "And we only have about four episodes left in the season, so we're doing pretty well."

When asked whether her pregnancy would affect the show's production at all, Deschanel says, "I don't think so, as far as I know."

Production is currently scheduled to wrap beginning of March, and then Zooey and her co-stars will have a four- to five-month hiatus. Sources tell us that it is possible the start of season five could be delayed next fall, but that will be determined at a later date.

This will be Zooey's first child with Jacob Pechenik. The pair have been dating since 2014, and their baby is due in summer. And this baby news is especially exciting since her sister, Bones star Emily Deschanel, is also pregnant with her second child!

And Zooey isn't the only one thrilled with the baby news!

"She and Jacob are so excited [Editor's Note: There it is again!] and I couldn't be happier for Zooey," her costar Jake Johnson told us. "She's a good friend and this is an awesome thing in her life. I think she's going to be a great mom."

Congrats to the happy couple!

New Girl airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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