Looks like Erin Paine (née Bates) and her husband Chad Paine really are ~bringing up~ some more Bates! The UPtv reality show stars announced on Thursday, June 6, that they’re expecting baby No. 4. Looks like the Duggars aren’t the only family experiencing a baby boom right now! The happy couple shared the news with their show’s network and USA Today‘s Knox News before announcing it to everyone on Instagram.
“It’s official, baby number four is on the way!” they told UPtv. Together, the Bringing Up Bates couple share Carson, 4, Brooklyn, 2, and Evelyn, 14 months. “We know that life is fixing to get even crazier, but we’re getting ready for more laughs and more love and celebrating every moment along the way!” they continued. Chatting with Knox News, Erin added, “Having one baby changed our lives, but we knew Carson needed a sibling, and after we met our little Brooklyn it was clear she needed one too! I guess Everly just lucked out!”
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This is us… all day, every day! 😊(Nah, just kidding, just cleaned up 2 diaper explosions, calmed a screaming baby, and nursed like for 3 hours!) 😂But there is so much love in this little home, and I ALWAYS feel needed and wanted! 😊❤️and when I put these babies all together, magic happens! 😘#mommylife #prettyinpink
The family went to the beach to celebrate the big news. There, they had a family photo shoot where Chad and Erin took their first bump pic and the kids helped the parents pose for the first time as a family-of-six. “God always has the best plan, and we’re so grateful to get to be a part of raising these gifts,” the couple captioned the photo album. “Baby number four is already so loved and kissed constantly! Life is fixing to be even crazier, with more laughs and more love. We are celebrating every moment. 💜💜💜💜”
The fourth Paine kid will be the 12th Bates grandkid, and he or she has some cousins also on the way. In May, just a month earlier, Zach and Whitney Bates announced that they’re expecting baby No. 3. In February, Josie Bates shared that she and her new husband, Kelton Balka, are pregnant with their first child. This family just keeps getting bigger, and we can’t wait to see all the cute cousins growing up together.