Just last month, Snooki proved she's a very protective mother.
Now, the Jersey Shore veteran has offered up proof that she's about to become a mother once again.
On Thanksgiving Day morning, the long-time reality star informed Instagram followers that she has a very special reason to be thankful this holiday season...
... because she and husband Jionni LaValle are expecting their third child together!
She confirmed the exciting news via a photo of six-year old son Lorenzo and four-year old daughter Giovanna holding a sonogram, writing as a caption to the very sweet image:
"What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving."
And here is that image:
The revelation shouldn't come as a major surprise to anyone that has been following Snooki on social media or simply following her life in general.
Back in August, the MTV personality told Entertainment Tonight that she and LaValle were "trying," adding at the time:
"I’m practicing now. It’s going good. I’m not pregnant yet but, I mean, we’ve been practicing for a month now so…"
Snooki included a second snapshot of her current kids and their impending sibling along with this message:
It's unclear exactly how long Snooki and her man have been trying to add to their brood -- but it sounds like the procreation took awhile.
But wasn't altogether terrible, either.
"We get our wine, we order pizza and then we go into our spare room,” Snooki previously told Us Weekly of the couple’s monthly date nights, explaining even further:
“We stay up till 3 o’clock in the morning just watching Netflix and getting drunk and trying to have a baby.”
Snooki and LaValle for married in November of 2014.
This past April, the often-drunk Jersey Shore cast member had to tell the same tabloid mentioned above that she's not getting divorced.
“I’m still proudly wearing my ring,” she told Us at the time, adding of her husband:
“I love him to death. I think people worry because we never take pictures together and post on Instagram. He hates pictures, he hates this fame life. He likes to be quiet and reserved, which humbles me.
"So, I think if I don’t take pictures with him or I don’t share my life with him, people are like, ‘Are you still with your husband?’ I don’t need to share with the world what me and my husband are going through.
"We are totally fine.
"We don’t post our life on social media, but I love him to death and he’s my best friend and he’s just a little shy so leave him alone.”
Well... that's great for their marriage and family, but less than ideal for a celebrity gossip site such as ours.
Way to go, guys!
We're so very happy for you!