Expectant actress Melissa George has branded her pregnancy a dream come true, admitting she had felt "a little bit sad" about growing older without any children.

The 37-year-old Australian star announced earlier this week (19Aug13) that she and her French boyfriend Jean-David Blanc are expecting their first child, tweeting, "Baby on the way! So so happy..."

Now George, who is a few weeks into her second trimester, has opened up about impending motherhood, revealing she has longed for a baby for years.

She tells Australia's Ok! magazine, "I've been in such a good mood since day one. When you wait so long for something to happen, you're b**ody happy when it does!

"This baby is very wanted and very much what we've been waiting for... I've always wanted to be a mother, and every time I had a birthday I would just be a little bit sad. You don't mind clicking over another number when you've got something inside you, growing, that you've always dreamed about."