Celebrity Parents Reese Witherspoon Expecting Baby No. 3 "They are both thrilled," a friend tells PEOPLE of the couple's addition to their family By Alison Schwartz and Michelle Tauber Michelle Tauber Twitter Michelle Tauber is the Senior Editor overseeing Royals coverage at PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 21, 2012 01:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Splash News Online Reese Witherspoon turns 36 on Thursday, but she’s already received the gift she’d long hoped for: a new baby is on the way! After weeks of speculation – whipped up after the actress sported a series of loose, bump-concealing frocks – several Witherspoon pals confirm that yes, the Oscar winner and her husband of almost one year, Hollywood talent agent Jim Toth, are expecting their first child together. “They are both thrilled,” a friend tells PEOPLE. Already a mom to daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8, whom she had with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, Witherspoon had spoken in the past of her desire to expand her family. PHOTOS: Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth’s Road to Marriage “I would love to have more kids,” she told Britain’s Closer magazine in January. “My children are the best part of my day.” Toth, whom she married last March in a country-chic ceremony at the actress’s ranch in Ojai, Calif., “has always wanted kids,” adds the friend. “He adores Ava and Deacon.” Now the whole family is eagerly anticipating their new addition. “Jim and Reese are looking forward to having a bigger family at this point in life,” says the friend. “They can take the time to enjoy the next stage and make sure the transition for all is easy and joyful.” Reese’s Changing Looks!