Melissa Joan Hart celebrates her birthday a day early by announcing third pregnancy
03:08 GMT, 18 April 2012
Melissa Joan Hart received one very big birthday present this year.
She celebrated turning 36 a day early by announcing that she's pregnant with her third child.
The Melissa & Joey star broke the news on her Twitter page today through one very sweet photograph.
The big reveal: Melissa Joan Hart announced she was pregnant with her third child today via Twitter
She posted a picture of her two sons, four-year-old Braydon Hart and Mason Walter, aged six, holding her gently rounded stomach.
Underneath the adorable snapshot she wrote '(Early) Happy Birthday to me! And baby makes 3!'
The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star looked absolutely radiant in the shot and even appears to be glowing.
Happy 36th birthday! The Sabrina, the Teenage Witch star got a big old present this year in the form of another pregnancy
The tweet: Melissa announced her news via Twitter this afternoon
She also already looks very heavily pregnant.
Joan Hart has always known that she wanted to have more children, and even said as much to People back in 2009.
She told the magazine: 'I adore my boys to pieces! And if that's all God grants me, I'm fine.
The happy family: Melissa posed at the Smurfs premiere last year with husband Mark and sons Brady and Mason
'But I know myself well enough to know that I'm going to want another baby.'
She added that the sex of her children is irrelevant, saying 'It's not necessarily that I want girls. It's because I just know I want more babies.'
The blonde actress also has said that she's considered adopting in recent days.
The love of her life: The blonde star has been married to musician Mark Wilkerson since 2003
'We definitely want to add to our family. We're interested in adopting as well. We're just starting to explore that, she told Life & Style recently.
The actress and husband Mark Wilkerson, a musician, have been married since 2003.
The preparations for their nuptials, which took place in Florence, Italy, were documented in the TV miniseries Tying the Knot.