PIC: Melissa Joan Hart Holds Baby Bump, Wears Tiara at 36th Birthday Bash

Melissa Joan Hart Credit: Twitter.com

Melissa Joan Hart got quite the early birthday present this year.

The Melissa & Joey star, who turned 36 on April 18, shared some happy news with her Twitter followers the day before her birthday.

"(Early) Happy Birthday to me! And baby makes 3!" Hart tweeted, showing off a photo of her gorgeous family--and burgeoning baby bump.

Two weeks later, Hart finally got to fete the big 3-6 with her pals.

"Some of my girlfriends took me out for a little birthday brunch," she wrote Monday, sharing a photo from the get-together, in which she shows off her bump--and accessorizes with a "Happy Birthday" tiara. "I couldn't help but get a lil fancy."

Hart is already a mom to Mason, 6, and Braydon, 4, with musician Mark Wilkerson, her husband of nine years.

In 2009, the former Clarissa Explains It All actress--who is the eldest of eight siblings- opened up to Parents.com about wanting a big family.

"Since I was little, I knew that I wanted to have children," Hart told the site. "Having a big family has always been very important to me, and I would hate for my kids to not be able to experience that."