Former ‘American Idol’ Brooke White, Expecting Her First Chld!

Former ‘American Idol contestant Brooke White is said to be expecting her first child. It was just last January when White had made her acting career in the movie Change of Plans, telling PEOPLE,

 “the theme of the movie is unexpected things come into your life, and those unexpected things are the best.”

This will be a first child for the new mom, she will expecting in May along with her husband Dave Ray.

“We’re so excited,” White tells PEOPLE. “By the time the baby’s born, we’ll have been married eight years. I met Dave when I was 19 years old — we’ve been together a really long time, and we’ve always wanted to be parents.”

 White had first revealed that she was pregnant on December 16, 2011, through her Blog.

 “My baby’s been a gem to me already,” says White. “I really haven’t slowed down since finding out the news in September. But I kept it a secret until about two weeks ago. There are a few really hard secrets I’ve kept in my life — one was American Idol and the other was being pregnant. I’m a confidentiality pro!”

She is now halfway through her pregnancy and she is still producing music along with writer partner Jack Matranga as the duo Jack and White, and shooting video shorts with Eliza magazine editor Summer Bellessa under the name The Girls with Glasses Show.

 “I thought I would be miserable and having every symptom in the book,” White says. “Dave was excited for the day we’d have kids but dreaded the day I’d get pregnant because he wasn’t sure he could handle me! But I’ve been on the road doing the shows and minus some pretty good exhaustion and heartburn, I’ve actually done really well.”

“Come 7:30 at night,” White says, “you really have to trick yourself into staying awake. That was really hard on the road when you have an 11 o’clock show and you have to drag yourself up there sometimes. One of the amazing things I’ve experienced — and it just started happening Monday — was feeling her kick for the first time.”

As White describes,

 “I was laying down in bed and had the sniffles and had my hand rested on my stomach and boom, I felt the kick on my hand, and she did it five times. That was beyond one of the coolest feelings I have ever experienced!”

 “So I’ve been buying little outfits and I can barely contain my excitement,” White says, “but honestly, and I genuinely mean this, if my little girl decided to change her mind and become a boy, I’d be stoked either way! I’ll just be”

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