Melissa Joan Hart is expecting her third child.

The former 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' star - who turns 36 today (18.04.12) - announced the news on twitter by posting a picture of her visibly pregnant self along with sons Mason, six, Braydon, four, and husband Mark Wilkerson.

She tweeted: ''(Early) Happy Birthday to me! And baby makes 3!''

A source told Life & Style magazine the 'Melissa & Joey' star could not be happier about the latest addition to the clan.

The insider said: ''She's really excited and is starting to show. You can barely tell, but there's a teeny-tiny little bump.''

Melissa - who married 35-year-old musician Mark in 2003 - had always hoped to have a large family, and has even been looking in to the possibility of adoption.

Following the birth of Braydon, she revealed: ''We definitely want to add to our family. We're interested in adopting as well. We're just starting to explore that.

''Since I was little, I knew that I wanted to have children. I'm the oldest of eight kids, and I have always liked the idea of a big family.''