UPDATE (JUNE 18, 11:36 A.M.): Monique shared with The Daily Dish how her children, Christopher and Milani, are reacting to their mom's growing baby bump. “We haven’t told Christopher and Milani yet as we would like to wait until we’re a little further along; kids tend to be a little impatient and I would rather them know when it’s almost time," Monique told The Daily Dish via email. "However, they have been giving my belly plenty of hugs and kisses. It’s almost as if they know, but they don’t know they know!"
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Monique shared the happy news in an Instagram post in which she excitedly showed off her growing baby bump. She also took the opportunity to brush off all the drama that's been going down on RHOP lately in the post. "I’m way too happy to be bothered... I’m full of life... LITERALLY," Monique wrote on Instagram, along with the hashtags "#blessed" and "#partyofFive."
This will be the third child for Monique and her husband, Chris Samuels. The two are already parents to son Christopher, 5, and daughter Milani, 2.
Monique has long expressed a desire to continue to grow her beautiful family. Unfortunately, she experienced a setback on that journey when she suffered a miscarriage two days before she filmed the RHOP Season 2 reunion. Monique opened up about the loss earlier this season of RHOP (clip above). "It taught me not to take things for granted and to think that I'm so special that something like that can't happen to me," Monique opened up to The Daily Dish in April about her miscarriage. "I just try to look at the positive in any situation and say obviously God knew what was best at that time. So now moving forward, I'll make sure I'm more prepared so when the time comes again, we'll be ready, and I'll try not to be as nervous being that we've experienced that. I can only imagine if and when we get pregnant again, just the thought of it possibly happening again, just trying to shut that from my mind."
However, Monique wasn't about to give up on her dream of having a family of five. "We're never not trying, but we're trying. If it happens, it happens. Every now and then, we get a little undisciplined [laughs]," she updated The Daily Dish on her baby plans in April. "So if it happens, great, if it doesn't, we'll see what was meant to be."
Congratulations have even started to pour in for Monique's happy news, and all the way from Dallas to boot! The Real Housewives of Dallas' D'Andra Simmons sent her love to her RHOP pal on Twitter. "OMG! Congratulations Monique! So happy for you," D'Andra gushed in the tweet. "God is good."
See more of Monique and her fabulous family, below.