The former Today host announced Monday that she is 32 weeks along in her pregnancy

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March 04, 2019 04:20 PM

Tamron Hall’s dream has finally come true — and the mom-to-be couldn’t be more excited.

After the former Today host surprised her social media followers by revealing she is 32 weeks pregnant on Monday, a source tells PEOPLE that Hall has been waiting for this moment for years.

“Tamron is absolutely thrilled. This is a long-held dream for her, and to be honest, for a very long time she thought this wasn’t in the cards for her,” the source says of Hall’s pregnancy news.

“This journey has been a long one, and there were a ton of ups and downs and she’s just so happy to finally be in a place to be able to share this news. This is truly the happiest time of her life.”

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Hall, 48, first announced she and her husband, music executive Steven Greener, are expecting their first child together by sharing a video of herself dancing to “Baby Shark” and holding a related book in front of her belly.

She then took the book away and showed off her bump, singing and dancing along to the popular kids’ tune before telling the camera, “Surprise! Can you believe it? I’m about to be a mommy shark really soon!”

Hall followed up her big reveal by posting several photos on Instagram, sharing sweet moments between her and Greener as well as her alone posing to show off her baby belly.

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“I’ve wanted to share this news for many months and now finally my doctor has said I am in a safe place, at 32 weeks, to share my joy with y’all. So, it’s clear a daytime talk show isn’t the only thing I’ve been trying to produce!” joked Hall, who wore a one-shoulder white gown for the first snapshot.

“There have been many tears, but today I embrace the smiles,” she continued. “My husband Steven and I are beyond excited! We’re in constant prayer, so if you pray, add us to your list; if you meditate, send calmness our way; and if you believe in luck, we’ll happily take that too.”

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The mom-to-be had previously been open about her desires to start a family, sharing in a blog for Today that she wished she had “started the process” of having a child in her 20s.

“The question is, are you more of an adult, more of a woman, if you have a child? I believe, as a person who wants a child someday, I am no less able to want the best for children and the best for this world,” Hall wrote in a subsequent blog.

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