Country Star Jo Dee Messina, 38, is expecting her first child, a son, the singer has revealed. Dad is husband Chris Deffenbaugh, 28; the couple just celebrated their first anniversary.
“I am in my third trimester now,” says Messina says. “We knew we wanted to have kids, but we just said, ‘Whenever it happens, it happens.’ And it happened!” she says. “We were both surprised at first. It’s such a lifestyle change. But then we’re like, ‘Wow, we’re going to be parents!'”
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She had been trying to lose weight when she found out the news – realizing that she wasn’t losing any weight,
“I took a test, and of course, I found out I was pregnant,” she says, adding that she’s “right on target” with her weight gain now, after about six months of pregnancy. “I’ve gained about 11 lbs., which is good,” she says. “I’m staying really fit. I run 30 minutes a day and weight train for an hour, five days a week. This is all baby!”
And, of course, she plans to tour with the baby next year,
“I will take him on tour with me, but I’m like, ‘How do you do that?'” Messina says. “How do you do the bus? Who rides where? Band? Crew? Family? What safety devices do you need? I might grab one of the other singer moms like Sara Evans or Martina McBride and say, ‘Help me!'”
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