Beloved Country Couple Announce They're Expecting, Reveal Baby's Gender

April 12, 2019Apr 12, 2019

Congratulations are in order for a country couple. Caroline and Michael Hobby are expecting their first child, confirmed PEOPLE.

The lead singer of A Thousand Horses, which is best known for their single "Smoke," and his wife of five years are expecting a baby girl. They will welcome the little girl in early September.

“We’re almost halfway there. We’re at 19-20 weeks right now. I feel so great but the first trimester I felt queasy and nauseous, just so exhausted,” the mom-to-be says. “The second trimester has been like a dream. It’s been awesome and we’re really just excited to be pregnant. We’re so grateful to have a baby girl coming soon!”

The couple found out that they were expecting their baby on Christmas. This made the discovery even more special.

“We were actually at Caroline’s sister’s house in Austin over Christmas. We’ve been trying for a while so it wasn’t a surprise but Caroline just had that sixth sense of ‘I think I’m pregnant.’ She came out of the bathroom, we were all in the kitchen, and she announced it,” Michael says.

“It was quite the Christmas present,” Caroline adds.

Caroline is looking forward to being a mother to a little girl. She said she can't wait to see how her husband is as a father.

“I personally am so excited it’s a girl and I’m so excited because I know Michael is going to be pure mush, which I cannot wait to see. I’m really looking forward to seeing him just melt when she’s born,” Caroline says.

Michael added, “I feel pretty much everything, I’m really excited. I was the youngest of four boys and we always had boys in our family so to have a little girl is going to be a big change for me. I’m excited, I had friends who have little girls text me and said I’m pretty much toast, it’s all over. We’re thrilled.”

The happy news has also impacted Michael's music. He's not only writing for A Thousand Horses, but he's also wiring music for his little girl.

“Michael plays her a bunch of songs with the guitar and sings to her. And he accidentally wrote her a whole song so he’s already written her a song. The baby has sparked a lot of creativity in Michael,” Caroline says.

“It’s different emotions and definitely inspiring. It’s been awesome to feel and for the first time and this being our first child, it’s pretty emotional in a great way,” says Michael of his new muse.

The couple also said they have a name picked out, but they didn't share what it is. We can't wait to find out!