It’s another baby on the way for country singer Joe Nichols and his wife Heather. The couple already have 20-month-old Dylan River.
His rep told People, “Joe, Heather and Dylan are very excited to be welcoming a new baby by summer.”
The Sunny and 75 hitmaker also has a 15-year-old daughter named Ashelyn from a previous relationship.
“Aaaaaaand we’re pregnant again! Another baby Nichols on the way in 2014!” Nichols tweeted on January 9.
It’s been a rough ride for the expectant parents. Heather suffers from an auto-immune condition which led to five miscarriages. Fertility treatments and a number of specialists helped her to successfully deliver Dylan.
She has explained, “It’s like my body was allergic to babies, really. Every time I would get pregnant, I would immediately start fighting the pregnancy. My body would treat the baby as if it was a cold or a virus.”
The singer told PEOPLE Country last fall, “People say you don’t know what it’s like to be a parent until you are one. And that’s true — you can’t fully grasp true love until you have children. There’s a feeling of watching your heart and your soul outside your body, outside of you.”