Congratulations to Scotty McCreery and his wife Gabi who are expecting their first child, a boy.
“We got a little man on the way,” the American Idol season 10 winner told People magazine.
“We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted the first few years to travel and have time on the road, to see things and experience life,” Scotty explained about how he and Gabi planned the timing of their future family.
“We’ve gotten to live a lot of life and do some cool things, so seems like now’s a good time to settle down a little and expand the family,” added Scotty. He and Gabi, a childhood sweetheart, were married in June 2018.
Gabi explained to People that sharing the news of her pregnancy with her husband hit a few snags. She originally wanted to tell him after picking him up from the airport and before attending a hockey game together.
“Well, his flight got delayed, so that didn’t work out,” she said. She ended up telling him the news morning after the game. “I’m over there drinking beers, having a good time, and she’s like, ‘I think I’ll just lay low tonight,’ so I was like, ‘Okay,’ ” Scotty added. “I didn’t think anything of it.”
The baby boy is due in November
The baby boy is due in November. But the two would not have been surprised to be expecting a girl.
“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy out there,” Scotty told People. “Gabi’s from two sisters in her family, so I just figured it would be a girl. But we got a surprise of a boy.”
The two would have been happy with either a boy or girl on the way. However, Scotty is looking forward to sharing moments with his son.
“I grew up playing sports, so getting to introduce him to baseball, which was my first love right there with music, and golf are just little things that [will be great],” Scotty said.
Gabi expects that her training as a pediatric nurse will come in handy.
“I definitely feel like it’s prepared me in many ways,” she said. Scotty added, “It’ll be great for me because I’ll be so nervous.”
“If the baby coughs, I’ll be like, ‘Hey, Gabi, is this okay? What’s happening here?’ So, knowing that she has that experience, I think will be huge.”
Scotty wants to bring Gabi and the baby out on the road with him.
“It might not be every week, and we’ll see how the baby takes to the road life, but it’d be nice, just selfishly, to have Gabi and the baby out there with me. I don’t want to miss anything with him growing up,” he said.
“Travel is so much a part of our life that I feel like if we start at a young age, it’ll prepare him a little bit,” Gabi added.
Some of Scotty’s biggest hits, including “This is It” which he sang at his wedding reception, “In Between” about his life as a married man and “You Time” about making sure to carve out time for Gabi are about the couple’s personal life. All three songs hit No. 1 on the Country charts. Now the country singer will have brand new material to mine. Congrats to both Scotty and Gabi.
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