Liv Tyler says being pregnant is making her a ''better mother.''

The 'Leftovers' actress - who has nine-year-old son Milo with ex-husband ROYSTON LANGDON - admits she feels ''more present'' since discovering she and her British boyfriend Dave Gardner are expecting their first child together.

The 37-year-old star said: ''The most fun thing about being pregnant again is having those mom hormones flowing around. You're more present in your body, and it's making me
 a better mother for Milo. You become more like a child. When you're tired you have to sleep immediately. When you're hungry...''

The brunette beauty, who is almost five months pregnant, also told the December issue of Town & Country magazine that she is embracing the opportunity to relax.

She said: ''It's fun not being on a diet or thinking, 'Oh my god, I have to go to SoulCycle every day.' ''

Liv and sports agent Dave, who has custody of his seven-year-old son, Grey, with ex-wife Davinia Taylor, are planning to raise their unborn baby in New York, and she feels like all of her dreams are coming true, as she bought her dream house outside the city near Hudson late last year.

She said: ''I mean, for seven years I'd been saying I wanted to do an HBO show with an ensemble cast. And I wanted a house in the country. And getting to have another child? If you knew me well, they were the things my heart longed for. And they all came together, like a speeding freight train, in one year.''