American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and wife Gabi reveal they are expecting their first child

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Congratulations: American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child.  seen in 2021

American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child.

In an interview with People magazine published on Tuesday, the couple, both 28, announced they are expecting a boy in November.

“We have a little man on the way,” Scotty gushed to the outlet.

Congratulations: American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child.  seen in 2021

Congratulations: American Idol Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi are expecting their first child. seen in 2021

The Damn Strait singer and the pediatric nurse dated for six years before tying the knot in June 2018.

Scotty told People that the couple had “always talked about” having kids but decided to wait a few years after marriage.

“We always knew we wanted kids, but we also always knew that we wanted to travel in the early years and have time out and about to see things and experience life,” he said.

Expectant parents: In an interview with People magazine published on Tuesday, the couple, both 28, announced they are expecting a boy in November

Expectant parents: In an interview with People magazine published on Tuesday, the couple, both 28, announced they are expecting a boy in November

The country music star continued, “We’ve lived a lot and done some cool things, so now seems like a good time to settle down a little and expand the family.”

After learning earlier this year that she was pregnant, Gabi wanted to break the good news to her husband after picking him up from the airport and before they headed to a hockey game.

“Well, his flight was delayed, so that didn’t work out,” she said.

“We have a little man on the way,” Scotty gushed to the outlet

While the couple was at the game, Scott said he didn’t notice the subtle sign that Gabi was abstaining from alcohol.

“I’m over there, drinking beer, having a good time, and she said, ‘I think I’m just going to lay down tonight,’ so I said, ‘Okay.’

“I didn’t think anything of it,” added the North Carolina native. Gabi finally told him the next morning.

The couple explained that they were surprised to learn they were having a boy, as their family history indicated they would likely be having a girl.

Scotty said, “I was the only boy on either side of my family, the last McCreery boy out there.”

He continued: “Gabi comes from two sisters in her family so I figured it would be a girl. But we have a surprise from a boy.’

The two were so sure they were having a girl that they had already chosen a name. They told People they haven’t decided on a name for their son yet.

Getting the timing right: Scotty told People that the couple had

Getting the timing right: Scotty told People that the couple had “always talked about” having kids but decided to wait a few years after getting married

Although the couple added that they would have been “thrilled” either way, the Five More Minutes crooner told People that he’s now excited to involve his son in some of his favorite hobbies.

“I grew up watching sports, so it’s just little things to introduce him to baseball, which was my first love, right there with music, and golf [will be great].’

Gabi said she felt her work experience in pediatric nursing prepared me for motherhood in many ways.

“Even changing nappies multiple times a day and asking how to soothe the baby when upset certainly helped,” she added.

Meanwhile, Scotty said his wife’s medical expertise is “great for me because I’m going to be so nervous.”

The singer explained: “If the baby coughs, I’ll say, ‘Hey Gabi, is that okay? What’s happening here?” Knowing that she’s having this experience is going to be huge I think.

The couple told People that they plan to take their son on tour when Scotyt goes on tour.

Surprise: The couple explained that they were surprised to learn they were having a boy, as their family history indicated that they were likely to be having a girl.  Pictured in 2019

Surprise: The couple explained that they were surprised to learn they were having a boy, as their family history indicated that they were likely to be having a girl. Pictured in 2019

“I think we’re going to put out another bus and try to build a little nursery for it,” Scotty said. “It might not be every week and we’ll see how the baby behaves on the street, but it would be nice to have Gabi and the baby with me just out of selfishness. I don’t want to miss anything when he grows up.

Gabi said: “Travelling is so much a part of our lives that I feel if we start at a young age it will prepare him a bit.”

Scotty confirmed, ‘[This is] New territory for us, but we can’t wait to dive in and meet the little man.”

The performer also shared the exciting news on Instagram, writing: “Baby Boy McCreery is coming soon!”

Other country music stars were quick to take to the comments to express their congratulations.

Chris Lane wrote, “Welcome to the daddy club,” while James McNair joked, “We need daycare for all of us,” adding a crying and laughing smiley face emoji.

James Durbin said: “This is the greatest thing that will ever happen to you. ❤️ Congratulations and love from The Durbin 5.’

Ready for Motherhood: Gabi said she felt her work experience in pediatric nursing prepared me for motherhood in many ways

Ready for Motherhood: Gabi said she felt her work experience in pediatric nursing prepared me for motherhood in many ways

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