Actress Mariska Hargitay will be taking a maternity break from her hit show "Law & Order: S.V.U."
Mariska wrote the following in her blog: "I'm LOVING every minute of it and am so excited to be a mom. Not sure if you've heard, but the producers have decided not to make Olivia pregnant, so I won't be in a few episodes. But don't worry, the writers are working on some really great story lines, and there will be a special guest star filling in for me."
This will be the first child for Hargitay, 42, and her husband, Peter Hermann. The baby is reported to be a boy.