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On Wednesday (February 15), Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins made the exciting announcement that they are expecting their first child together. But that's not all. The couple also revealed that they are currently in the process of adopting a child from Africa as well.
Lauren and Thomas started the adoption process months before they found out that Lauren was expecting. "When we began the adoption process, we said, 'Let’s wait, let's give this adopted child his or her time with us and then we'll continue our family,'" Lauren told People.
In December, Thomas and Lauren were on vacation in Africa with Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and his wife when Lauren started feeling sick. She thought it was just food poisoning, but took a pregnancy test to be sure.
"I was in complete and utter shock!" Thomas said. "No one is ever prepared for something like that. It is almost like we suddenly had twins."
Thomas and Lauren said that they hope to finalize their adoption soon so they have time to bond with the child before their baby arrives. The two revealed that Lauren is due in early August.
On Thursday, Thomas and Lauren got an ultrasound that revealed the sex of their baby. Thomas posted a short video following the appointment, asking fans for their thoughts. "Tell us what you think! Boy or girl?" he wrote.
But as Thomas revealed in the video, he and Lauren are actually going to wait to find out their baby's sex. "[Lauren] is making me wait, and her, to find out if it's a boy or a girl."
Well, what do you think? Boy or girl, we know that baby will showered with love and affection! Congratulations once again to Thomas and Lauren!