Julia Pace Mitchell is going to be a mommy!
The 27-year-old The Young and the Restless star and her husband Stephen L. Hightower are expecting the arrival of their first child – a boy – in May, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.
“I feel so blessed and hopeful about becoming a mommy for the first time,” Julia says in a statement.
Julia – who plays Sofia Winters on the long running soap opera show – wed her businessman hubby in September 2011.
The couple plan to name their unborn son Stephen L. Hightower III.