Utley's mother confirms Chase and Jen are expecting.

Jennifer and Chase Utley at their All-Star Animals Casino Night fundraiser for the PSPCA in April. (Nick Grieves/Philly.com)

Chase Utley’s mother has confirmed what we reported nearly three weeks ago, that the Phillies star and his animal activist bride Jen are expecting their first child.

Neither Chase nor Jen has commented on the pregnancy but when Terrell Utley was interviewed on yesterday’s Tiffany and Michael in the Morning sho, the hosts told Mama Utley asked of the pregnancy they read of in our column, the future grandmother was glad to confirm.

“Now I can actually walk into a baby store,” an excited and proud Mama Utley told hosts Tiffany Hill and Bill Tafrow, filling in for the vacationing Michael Chew.

You can listen to the B101 interview here.