People Magazine‘s February 6, 2017 features Doubt starlet Katherine Heigl and the debut of baby Joshua Bishop.
Katherine Heigl might have chickens, donkeys, horses, dogs and two little girls at home in Utah, but she’s added one more to her bustling brood: Her first son, Joshua Bishop.
Heigl, 38, and her husband, musician Josh Kelley, 37, welcomed the 7 lbs. 15 oz. Joshua Jr. on Dec. 20.
“It was a surprise! I knew I wanted to expand our family, I knew I wanted to have more children,” she tells PEOPLE at her Utah ranch for this week’s cover story. “I just didn’t know how we were going to go about that.”
The actress calls herself “one of those people who really thinks, I have to schedule, I have to plan this out,” so finding out she was expecting just as she was back at work on her new CBS series, Doubt wasn’t ideal.
“I’ll be totally honest, my first reaction was ‘Oh s—,’ ” she says. “But now we have a new normal, and I have to give myself a break in order to get used to it.”
Heigl didn’t always see pregnancy as part of her path to motherhood. For years, carrying a child herself “didn’t ever really speak to me. I got really invested in adoption. I didn’t look back or even think about it,” she says. “Only when I was about 35 did I start going, ‘Well, should we consider getting pregnant?’ You don’t want the choice to be taken away from you.”
Adoption has long been important to Heigl, whose close relationship with her older sister Meg, who was adopted from Korea three years before Heigl was born, helped shape her vision of her own family.
For more from Katherine Heigl, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
Heigl’s new CBS series Doubt premieres February 15 on CBS.
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