Scotty McCreery is counting the days until he officially becomes a father.
The “Damn Strait” singer recently met Country Countdown Lon Helton of the United States to discuss his current single, expecting his first child with wife Gabi, baby names and more.
“We’re so excited, but I know life is going to be very different in a few months,” McCreery said.
The North Carolina native admitted that they chose a girl’s name, however, when they were told it was a boy, they had to start from scratch.
“I was pretty convinced it would be a girl, and I think she will be too. So we had decided on a girl’s name, but we didn’t have a boy’s name. So we’re still in the process,” said explained McCreery, adding that it often discussed baby names.
During the interview, McCreery also revealed his wife’s due date, which may come sooner than they initially thought.
“Early November, although she just had her last ultrasound, they said, ‘He’s measuring earlier than expected,'” McCreery explained. !'”
Gabi, who is a pediatric nurse, is well versed in newborn care, which can be a good thing or a bad thing.
“I think she’s more of all the things that can go wrong,” McCreery said. “She’s seen everything that can go wrong, so it’s on her mind, but if I see her scared eyes, I’ll probably freak out.”
McCreery and his wife first revealed the baby news exclusively with PEOPLE on Tuesday, June 21, initially revealing that their newest addition will arrive this fall.
McCreery also revealed the gender of their baby with the outlet at the time. “We have a little man on the way,” the country hitmaker said with a smile.
“I was the only boy on both sides of my family, the last McCreery boy there,” McCreery said. People. “Gabi comes from two sisters in her family, so I figured it would be a girl. But we had the surprise of a boy.
McCreery also said he and Gabi had “always talked about“Having children together.
“We always knew we wanted kids, but we always knew we wanted the first years to travel and have time on the road, to see things and experience life,” he explained. “We’ve been through a lot of life and done some cool things, so it seems like a good time to settle down a bit and expand the family.”
Scotty and Gabi, who reside in North Carolina, have known each other since kindergarten. The couple’s love story is straight out of a fairy tale, as Gabi used to doodle hearts and “Mrs. Gabi McCreery” in her diary.
The couple married in June 2018 and added Moose to their family in early 2019.
“The The best day of my life was June 16, 2018, the day my wife and I got married,” McCreery recently told Skip Clark on the Podcast Skip events. “We dated for years since 2012 so I knew for a long time it was her. It was just an amazing day.
Scotty McCreery’s next scheduled tour is July 22 in Jefferson, Indiana at Riverstage. See the full list of his upcoming tour dates HERE.