Congratulations are in order for Deena Cortese! The Jersey Shore star took to Instagram on Monday, July 2, to announce that she is pregnant and expecting a baby boy with her husband, Christopher Buckner.

“Chris and I decided to wait until we were ready to spill the beans,” the 31-year-old mom-to-be wrote. “Now that we are safely into our second trimester… us and our little monkey are ready to tell the world. Our little family is growing! We have a sweet little boy on the way! We are truly blessed and our hearts are filled with so much joy and happiness.”

Cortese then revealed when the little one will be making his big arrival, writing, “December can’t come soon enough!” And while the new parents still have a few months before they meet their son, they already have a name picked out. “Daddy and Mommy can’t wait to meet you, Christopher John,” the reality shared. “You are going to be the most spoiled little boy ever!!!!”

Cortese and Buckner, who married in October 2017, shared a gallery of pics along with their announcement. The couple embraced a Fourth of July theme for the first photo, posing with red, white, and blue balloons and a sign that reads, “We’re so excited to say a little firecracker is on the way!”

Other pics feature the baby’s ultrasound, little “firecracker” and “baby Buckner” onesies, and the couple’s dog with a sign saying, “It’s official. I’m getting a new best friend. Guard dog duty starts December 2018.”

Congratulations to the growing family!

Did you do a photo shoot to announce your pregnancy? We’d love to know @BritandCo!

(photo via Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for MTV)