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'The countdown is on and I couldn’t be more ready,' says soon-to-be mum Sonya Macari

Laura Butler

Published 16/07/2014 | 14:20

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7th Annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film" Pre-Academy Awards Event...SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23:  Musician Colin Devlin and Sonya Macari attend the 7th Annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film" Pre-Academy Awards Event at Bad Robot on February 23, 2012 in Santa Monica, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance)...E
7th Annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film" Pre-Academy Awards Event...SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Musician Colin Devlin and Sonya Macari attend the 7th Annual "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film" Pre-Academy Awards Event at Bad Robot on February 23, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for US-Ireland Alliance)...E

She is due to give birth on August 21 and actress Sonya Macari insisted parenthood could not come sooner.

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The half Italian beauty and her husband of two years Colin Devlin will welcome their first child in Los Angeles’ famous Cedars Sinai hospital next month and Sonya is coming to the end of what has been “the easiest pregnancy ever”.

Colin Devlin and Sonya Macari

“We can’t wait to be parents and we’re not nervous at all, just looking forward to getting to know the baby,” she told the Diary.

“It was very much planned and we’re ready. Even at the wedding we knew we wanted kids soon afterward and we’re actually together 13 years, so the timing is perfect.

Sonya and Colin. Pictures: VIPIRELAND.COM

“We have friends like Victoria (Smurfit) too who has three kids, so I’m always surrounded by babies - I’m used to them.”

The happy couple are keeping the sex of the baby a surprise.

Film star Sonya said that although she’ll be christening her son or daughter in Ireland in the New Year, she has no plans to venture back to Dublin in the meantime with the newborn.

“I’m coming home in mid January to christen the baby and stay for two months, that’s the plan for the moment,” she said.

“I don’t plan on travelling before the end of the year and I’d rather not.

“My mum is coming out to California on August 19 to help me for a bit though.”

The brunette, who admitted she “definitely” wants more than one kid, is taking the rest of the year off from the movie set to focus on her baby.

“People tell you so much stuff ahead of the birth, about being wrecked and how your life changes afterward. We know that and we’re excited about it because it’ll change for the better and I’m already running on adrenalin.

“Colin and I have a calm demeanour, we’re relaxed people and obviously this will be a new experience but we can’t wait and I’m lucky that my next two projects are not for several months yet.”

With only five weeks to go before her little addition arrives, Sonya insisted there’s nothing left to prepare.

“The house is in order and if the baby came tomorrow I’d be ready.

“Now I’m just taking it easy and doing voice over work.

“I’ve had a very easy pregnancy and I’m healthy and proactive; I’ve zero complaints except for the heat over here,” she said.

“This is my time to lie at home and enjoy it all - time to put the feet up.”

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