Former 'ER' Star Linda Cardellini On The 'Crazy Miracle' Of Pregnancy & Battling Morning Sickness

Linda Cardellini shows off her baby bump at March Of Dimes' 6th Annual Celebration Of Babies Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on December 2, 2011 Linda Cardellini shows off her baby bump at March Of Dimes' 6th Annual Celebration Of Babies Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on December 2, 2011

Former “ER” star Linda Cardellini is pregnant with her first child and glowing over experience, but she admits the first few months were less than pleasant.

“Morning sickness was terrible the first four months,” the actress told Access Hollywood at the March of Dimes’ 6th Annual Celebration of Babies luncheon in Los Angeles on Friday. “It was awful. I was kind of a monster!”

Fortunately, the actress, 36, says the morning sickness has finally passed, allowing her to relax and experience the wonder of becoming a mom.

“Now I feel great, and it’s amazing and I can feel kicking and it’s a totally unbelievable experience,” she told Access. “It’s a little bit like ‘Alien’ in science fiction and then also it’s a crazy miracle.”

As for the sex of the baby, the former “Freaks and Geeks” star said she and husband Steven Rodriguez know the gender of their impending arrival, but are having trouble narrowing down a name selection.

“We do [know the sex]. Do we tell? I don’t know,” she said, when asked if she’s expecting a boy a girl. “Sometimes I slip.”

And slip she did just moments later, telling Access, “We have five different names — we’ll just pick out of a hat when we see her.”

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