Charles Kelley: Lady Antebellum Singer And Wife Cassie McConnell Expecting A Baby

Charles Kelley, frontman for the country music act Lady Antebellum, and his wife, Cassie McConnell, are expecting a baby, Us Magazine is reporting.

“Charles and I are SO BEYOND EXCITED to share with y’all that we are expecting a baby! He or she is due in February and we are so happy we can hardly stand it. Like, ecstatic and I’m crying even as I type those words!”

The baby will be the first child for the 33-year-old Kelley and his wife, who have struggled with infertility since their 2009 marriage. In a lengthy post on Cassie’s fashion and lifestyle blog, Womanista, Mrs. Kelley talked about her struggles conceiving.

“We started trying to conceive our child a few years ago without any luck – many months went by with negative pregnancy tests and a lot of shared frustration. I don’t know about other moms (or future moms!) out there but I just assumed that when we wanted to start a family, it would happen just like that. Well, it didn’t. We went through several years of trying before finally seeing our fertility doctor in Nashville this past November. We answered lots of questions about family history and did lots of tests, some easy and some painful (YALL! That dye test, OMG. Just google it if you don’t know what it is (or don’t.) My nurse informed me that it would feel like ‘light cramping.’ Umm, no. Anyway…) When all was said & done our doctor (Dr. Abby Eblen! She is fabulous, by the way) informed us that we had about a 1% chance of conceiving a child naturally. Yeah. 1%. As far as percentages go, that’s not awesome.”

Fortunately, Charles and Cassie were able to conceive.

“I woke up one morning in June and there it was, a positive pregnancy test. I was in shock. Happy shock, but shock. Our baby decided to join our family in God’s time, which is always right.”

Cassie says in her blog post that she hopes and prays that her experience will encourage other women who may be struggling with infertility.

“I share our story because it’s a happy & hopeful one. My prayer is that if you are struggling with trying to conceive a child, you will remain hopeful. I pray that you will trust God to make a way where there isn’t a way… I pray that you will become a mom.”

Charles Kelley’s baby, when he arrives next year, will join two other kids in the Lady Antebellum extended family, according to People: bandmate Dave Haywood is dad to an 11-month-old son, Cash, and Hillary Scott is mom to two-year-old daughter, Eisele.

[Image courtesy of: Getty Images/Rick Diamond]

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