Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley , Lady Antebellum - ****File Photo** A KID FOR CHARLES KELLEY AFTER FERTILITY BATTLE LADY ANTEBELLUM's CHARLES KELLEY is set to become a first-time father next year (16). The Need You Now hitmaker's wife, Cassie McConnell Kelley, will welcome their first child in February after years of struggling with fertility issues. In a message on her lifestyle blog, McConnell Kelley writes, "Charles and I are SO BEYOND EXCITED to share with y'all that we are expecting a baby...! Like, ecstatic and I'm crying even as I type those words!" The couple was told by doctors there was only a one per cent chance of her becoming pregnant naturally. She continues, "This journey to become a family of 3 has been a long, interesting, sometimes fun and sometimes heartbreaking road - a journey that I want to share... because I know there are a lot of women out there who have walked the road of a fertility struggle and we can all grow, heal, and understand each other better through our shared experience. "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... We went through several years of trying before finally seeing our fertility doctor in Nashville this past November. When all was said & done our doctor... informed us that we had about a 1% chance of conceiving a child naturally. Yeah. 1%..." After receiving the difficult news, the Kelleys decided to take time to regroup and focus on their marriage, but were "shocked" when they learned a baby was on its way. She adds, "We decided to hang out this summer, relax, enjoy and live our lives fully & happily... We had a lot to be thankful for and we wanted to carry that joy & thankfulness with us, not the weight of trying to become parents. We made a plan to regroup this fall and explore other options to expand our family. Then it happened. "I woke up one morning in June and there it was, a positive pregnancy test. I was in shock. Happy shock, but shoc at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015 (2 Pictures)
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Charles Kelley and Lady Antebellum
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