By SARAH BULL, LIZ THOMAS and BEN TODD
Happy news: David and Victoria kept their heads down as they arrived back at their Hertfordshire mansion last night after announcing they are expecting their fourth child
She's never made a secret of her desire to have another baby, so it's no wonder Victoria Beckham is struggling to contain her excitement about welcoming a fourth child into her family.
The 36-year-old star, who confirmed yesterday she is expecting another baby with husband David, thanked fans this morning for their well wishes.
She wrote on her Twitter page: 'Thank u so much for your kind and beautiful messages!!!we are all so happy and very excited!!!!!!x vb x'
Thrilled: Victoria took to her Twitter page this morning to thank fans for their well wishes after announcing the news
It is thought the Beckhams are hoping for a girl to add to their brood after having three boys – Brooklyn, now 11, Romeo, eight, and Cruz, five.
The baby is expected in the summer, but close friends say the couple do not want to know the sex of the child before it is born.
Beckham posted details on his Facebook page telling fans and friends: ‘I’ve got great news to tell you. Victoria and I are expecting a fourth child this summer.
'The boys are very excited about the arrival of their new brother or sister.’
Back to work: David gave photographers the thumbs up as he left the Tottenham Hotspur training ground this afternoon after having a medical
The couple are understood to have told extended friends and family over the weekend – hosting a celebratory dinner last night.
Baby number four: David and Victoria have their fingers crossed for a baby girl, seen here at a private dinner hosted by Harper's Bazaar in December
Excited: David said the boys - Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo - are very excited about the prospect of a new sibling
Announcement: Proud father David put the news on his official Facebook page
source: dailymail [endtext]