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Jewel & Ty Murray: We're Having a Baby

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It was on the first day of her job as the co-host of Bravo’s upcoming new reality show Going Platinum that Jewel received the happy news.

“I took a pregnancy test and it was positive!” the singer, 36, tells PEOPLE. “It was so hard to keep it a secret. I was worried I’d start throwing up on set and everyone would be like, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant.’ ”

Now in her second trimester, Jewel and her husband, rodeo star Ty Murray, are finally ready to share their happy news.

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The couple, who wed in the Bahamas in 2008, had been trying to have a baby for two years. “I have always been a workaholic, so I had to learn how to slow down and take care of myself in a different way,” Jewel says about her struggle to conceive.

Jewel and Murray, who live on a 2,200-acre ranch in Texas, are currently remodeling their home and converting the guest room into a nursery.

“I’m trying to be in the moment and really enjoy my pregnancy,” says the singer, who in 2009 released a collection of children’s songs titled Lullaby and is now working on a new children’s album. “I feel really lucky.”

For more on Jewel and Ty, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday

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