So, when the soon-to-be parents went to the doctor this week, they were surprised by what they saw on the sonogram.
"(The tech) asked if we were (University of Texas) Longhorns fans," Perkins said. "My husband and I just looked at each other."
When she showed them the screen, all they could do was laugh.
Instead of a "Gig 'em," this future A&M Aggie was flashing a UT "Hook 'em Horns" sign.
Despite the appearance that the little guy is already rooting for their rivals, the University of Texas, Perkins and her husband are not giving up.
"Going to the (Clemson University) game this weekend," Perkins said. "Starting the brainwashing early."
Perkins was in the Aggie band, while her husband was in the Corps of Cadets.
They hope the baby will be a fourth-generation Aggie. His great-grandfather was in the class of 1938 and in the Aggie band like his mother. His uncle graduated in '84 and was in the Corps of Cadets like his father.
"The blood runs deep," Perkins said.
The couple has an Aggie jersey and onesie. They're planning to be fully stocked by the time their son is born in January.