Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are ecstatic to become first-time parents!
The couple announced the big news on Monday via Instagram — featuring Cartwright, 31, and Taylor, 41, holding up several sonograms and grinning ear to ear. expecting their first child.
“Mom & Dad. The love of our lives is coming soon. ????????,” Cartwright captioned the post. Taylor additionally shared the photos on his Instagram, writing in the caption, “Sooooo,……..I am gonna be Dad..????????????.”
Taylor and Cartwright revealed how their baby is due in April of 2021.
“We had been trying for around five months and we just can’t wait to grow our family. I had the ovulation sticks and all the apps… we were ready to go!” says Cartwright, who is currently 11 weeks into her pregnancy. “I woke up super early to go to the restroom and just had a feeling I should take a test and it was positive!! I cried, I laughed, we were just so happy!! Then I took three more tests and cried some more.”
The couple was married in June of 2019 at the Kentucky Castle in Versailles, Kentucky. “We cannot wait to start a family,” Cartwright told PEOPLE shortly after. “I cannot wait to be a mom and Jax cannot wait to be a dad. He talks about it all the time. I think he’s getting more excited than I am even, which I never thought would be possible.”
And now, Taylor, who lost his own father, Ronald Cauchi, to cancer back in December of 2017, reveals he can’t wait to be a hands-on dad even more.
“I am really excited to be a father, my dad was my hero. He passed three years ago and I can honestly say my parents gave me the best childhood a kid could ask for. I can’t wait to go to games, dance recitals, and school functions,” he says. “My dad was always there for me in every way, so I am just gonna follow his playbook, say a few prayers and hopefully God willing, everything will fall into place like it did for me.”
Taylor adds, “I can’t wait for all the school functions, sports, dance. Whatever they want to do, I want to be a part of it. I can’t wait to just teach them things. I can’t wait to see them grow into who they are going to be and see what they will be passionate about.”
Cartwright meanwhile has been feeling nauseous throughout her pregnancy. “I am getting loads of morning sickness and feeling pretty tired but overall, I feel great and I am already so in love with this little baby!” she says. “Hearing the heartbeat made my heart melt. I haven’t noticed any particular cravings, everything is just yummy!”
And only days after revealing their baby news, the couple plans to have a gender reveal party and soon! “We are going to have a small gender reveal on Sunday and the wait is killing me!!” Cartwright says. “I can’t wait to start shopping and getting the nursery ready. I am just so overjoyed and every day I fall more in love. Boy or girl, we are just so ecstatic!!”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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