Credit: Lydia McLaughlin on Instagram Photo: Lydia McLaughlin Halfway Through Her Pregnancy

Baby bump alert! Former star of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Lydia McLaughlin, posted a gorgeous photo of her new figure to Instagram, captioning the pic, “Half way there! #HeIsKickingALot #pregnancy #babybump.” The mom-to-be is absolutely glowing (although that might just be the SoCal sunshine), and looks happier than ever to be pregnant with her third boy, due in November. Lydia reportedly plans on naming the baby “Roman,” as an homage to her Italian roots. Congrats, Lydia!

The one-time reality star left the show in order to focus on her pregnancy (and because she didn’t want that to be her plotline for the season), but we wonder if she and her growing family will be making any more appearances on the upcoming seasons. We know she’s working on a memoir (of course — that’s practically a requirement for being a Real Housewife nowadays), and that’s definitely been keeping her busy.

“My book is going to be released later this year, right around Roman’s due date, or in early 2015, so he’ll be coming on the book tour with us,” Lydia said. But don’t think she’ll be slowing down anytime soon! “I love my work and feel like it gives me a lot of energy. If I didn’t have that outlet, I’d probably just sit at home, thinking, “Oh, my gosh, I’m pregnant. How many days do I have left?’"


Will you be snagging a copy of Lydia’s book? Do you want her to come back to RHOC? Sound off in the comments!

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Source: Lydia McLaughlin on Instagram