Lydia McLaughlin made it pretty obvious that she left The Real Housewives of Orange County to have another baby. With Season 9 of the hit Bravo show ready to hit the airwaves next week, it only makes sense that she announces her family is about to grow by one!

“Lydia is hoping for a girl,” Lydia’s rep tells Us Weekly, confirming that she and husband Doug are expecting their third child. “Both Lydia and Doug are so excited to be adding to their beautiful family.”

Click here to see photos of Lydia’s growing baby bump!

There might not be a huge baby bump yet — the new babe isn’t due until November — but you can definitely tell that this gorgeous gal is expecting. And how adorable are her two sons? Geez, what a perfect family!

But a baby isn’t the only labor of love Lydia has in the works. This busy lady, who co-owns Beverly Hills Lifestyle mag with her husband, will put out her first book in 2015. The tome will be part personal memoir and part Bible study course. Sounds about right.

It’ll be sad to watch RHOC without Lydia this season, but we look forward to keeping up with her during her pregnancy!

Are you surprised to hear that Lydia is preggers with baby No. 3? Hit the comments and let us know!

The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights at 9 p.m. on Bravo beginning April 14.

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