Miranda Lambert has a unique approach to keeping baby fever at bay!

With three ACM Awards and one of country's hottest husbands, Lambert is loving life at the moment. But when ET asked if she's ready to start a family, the stunning starlet revealed why she's not ready to start having kids yet ... and how she satisfies all those mothering instincts in the meantime.

“We have a lot of four-legged babies,” says the 'Automatic' singer, laughing. “Every time I think I might be thinking about it, I get a puppy and I’m like, ‘Nope, not ready.’”

With a new album coming in June and a husband (Blake Shelton, of course) whose work with NBC's 'The Voice' has them crisscrossing the States on a regular basis, Lambert certainly has enough on her plate without having to think about real, live human babies.

“We’re so busy,” admits ACM's reigning Female Vocalist of the Year . “It’s this whole whirlwind right now, flying all over the place, and we’d like to be a little more settled.”

Well, whenever Lambert and Shelton decide to start a family, we're sure their kids will be country music royalty just like their parents!