Speaking with media at the recent Number One celebration for Lady Antebellum’s “What If I Never Get Over You” — which Hurd co-wrote alongside Sam Ellis, Jon Green and Laura Veltz — the soon-to-be-father admitted he and Morris are currently overwhelmed with anticipation, and sort of feel like the baby boy is already here.
“Yeah, we are really excited,” Hurd said. “They talk about baby luck in this town and I think we just experienced the first little piece of that with this song going Number One right when this baby boy’s heading our way. I don’t know, Maren’s feeling great, she’s really excited to be here today to celebrate this.
“Both of our families are in town because we just had her baby shower and everything’s awesome,” the proud papa went on. “We’re really proud to raise our family in Nashville and we’re really proud to be doing this job. And it’s going to be fun to have a little kid tagging along to all this stuff for the next however many years.”
For her part, Morris confirmed her first pregnancy is progressing well — but there’s definitely a learning curve. Recorded by her label for use by radio stations all around the country, she said all the tales of ravenous food cravings are indeed true.
“One thing I can’t live without food-wise since being pregnant is Talenti gelato,” she admitted. “That’s been a non-negotiable, before bed I have to have ice cream. It’s like a more amplified sweet tooth than I ever had. Salted Caramel Truffle is the flavor, and careful with it because you’ll want to buy like 12 pints.”
Apparently, “The Bones” singer and her little guy are not just craving any random kind of food, though. This baby seems to have a very discerning palate.
“One food thing that’s been tough to enjoy that I’ve kind of stayed away from during pregnancy has been any sort of seafood,” she said. “I used to love salmon and any sort of fish dish, and recently I just can’t smell it without getting sick.”
Hurd and Morris expect their bundle of joy to arrive in March.