R&B singer Monica still has a bit of time before she adds a new baby to her family, but she's already looking forward to trading in trucks for tiaras.
The pregnant star officially announced to PEOPLE that she is expecting her first daughter with husband Shannon Brown.
“I know everything about WrestleMania and Tonka Trucks so I’m excited to share shopping dates and manis and pedis with her. But I’m really looking forward to teaching her about life,” gushed Monica, who is already mom to sons Rocko, Romelo, and Shannon Jr. “I want to be an example to her like my mother was to me.”
Monica revealed that she and her NBA star hubby are so excited to welcome their bundle of joy that they’ve wasted no time in picking out a name for their daughter: Laiyah. Monica said the couple decided on the name because “it was girly, feminine and picked by her daughter’s godmother so it has special meaning.”
Monica, who still has a few weeks left before she becomes a mom for the fourth time, celebrated her baby shower over the weekend at friend Jermaine Dupri’s Atlanta home, with friends, including NeNe and Gregg Leakes, Ludacris, and Keri Hilson.
“It was very whimsical, just like a Disney princess movie and just as I had envisioned it,” Monica said of the girly bash. “There was so much love in the room and everybody had a great time.”