Michael Caussin and Jana Kramer Expecting First Child

08/10/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

Jana Kramer Pregnant Expecting First Child with Michael Caussin
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For Jana Kramer, 2015 has been one heck of a good year.

She married NFL tight end Michael Caussin in May. Her hit single “I Got the Boy” is climbing the country charts. And now, Kramer has more happy news: She and Caussin are expecting their first child early next year, the couple tell PEOPLE exclusively.

“Being a mom will be the greatest job I’ll ever have,” the actress-turned-country-star, 31, says. “I feel like the luckiest girl alive to be on this journey with the love of my life.”

Adds Caussin, 28: “I am so incredibly excited about becoming a father. For me it is just another dream come true and I cannot imagine tackling parenthood with anyone else but Jana.”

“Thanks for all the love! Michael & I are SO excited,” Kramer Tweeted after the announcement Monday. “Now my question for all the moms…when did your morning sickness go away?! #help!”

The Nashville-based newlyweds, who got engaged in December after a whirlwind romance, married in Charlottesville, Virginia, on May 22. “Every day is a honeymoon with him,” the One Tree Hill alum told PEOPLE at the Country Music Awards in June. “He is my best friend.”

Now the smitten parents-to-be are embracing an exciting future.

“We are beyond thrilled to be entering the path of parenthood together,” the couple tell PEOPLE. “Words can not describe how happy and blessed we feel to become parents.”

— Elizabeth Leonard

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Kim on

Won’t last.
Another baby from a broken home. Another statistic.

Poppy on

She’s said that about every. single. guy. she’s been married/engaged to in the last how many years? LOL Add another kid to the list that will be growing up in a broken home.

meredith on

Goood luck! Throw a kid into a new marriage after a whirlwind romance, yeah that should turn out great!

Amanda on

Good looking couple! Wishing her a healthy pregnancy!

karen on

I give them 2 years tops before divorcing.

Autumn on

If this marriage last more than 2 years, I’ll be shocked. And I’m almost certain that Brantley Gilbert is “wow. I dodged a bullet there.”

Cilla on

This,won’t last. She has ISSUES. Another Nashville Divorce?

Anonymous on

Why is everyone predicting doom and gloom for this relationship? Shouldn’t we be hoping that it WILL last, for the baby’s sake?!

Anyway, congrats to them!

Ginger top on

I have been a mom three times now and never had the pleasure of having it plastered in the media. lol. nothing new about being a mother and a father.
Let’s hope she will turn away from all the PR and really and truly be a mom.
forget about the past marriages. She is not the only person who has had a divorce or two… but this girl does love fame. Not crazy about the music she sings nor the films she was in, but this is not what is important.
Being a good parent is. No parent is perfect…but in the end it is all about love and being loved. Also, to learn to forgive. Each child and parent needs to work through things in their life. It is all part of being a human being.
maybe this time it will all work out. Hopefully she will gain some weight as she was looking very very thin far to long. Hopefully this is the right mix for all. good luck to them all. I lost one of my children …and it was not out of death but being a mom who was not there for my child when he needed me. so, folks give them a break and start pointing your fingers in your own direction to see what may need some forgiving.

elmo on

so what