Kerry Washington wants another child.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

The 'Scandal' star only welcomed her second child into the world on October 5 but is already keen to add to her brood.

A source said: "Kerry is very tired mainly from lack of sleep. She has taken some time off of her daily grind to relax and spend time with her children and family.

"They are doing very good as a couple. They would like to have one more child."

And the 39-year-old actress - who has newborn son Caleb and two-year-old daughter Isabelle with her husband Nnamdi Asomugha - is hoping to ditch her baby weight quickly like she did in 2014.

An insider added to E! News: "She has a trainer and eats really healthy. She is confident she will lose her baby weight quick like she did her first baby."

Meanwhile, Kerry previously revealed she has been getting parenting advice from Shonda Rhimes and her therapist.

Speaking before the baby arrived, she shared: "I've really leaned heavily on my boss' experience. I consider myself busy, but Shonda has about four of five shows, three kids ... She says, 'If you feel like you have just the right amount of help, then you don't have enough.' My therapist said this too. You need a lot of support. No just logistically but emotionally and spiritually.

"I'm an only [child] so every time the family grows it brings up a little bit of anxiety. But it's fantastic. I'm really happy. We don't know [the gender], yeah. I'm open - honestly, healthy, happy baby - that's what we want. We're all really excited. We'll see how it all plays out. I'm an only child, so I'm like, 'What's this going to be like?' But I think it's going to be great."